Aimilios Veakis

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Aimilios Veakis
Αιμίλιος Βεάκης
Born December 13, 1884
Piraeus, Greece
Died June 29, 1951
Athens, Greece
Occupation Actor

Aimilios Veakis (Greek: Αιμίλιος Βεάκης; December 13, 1884 – June 29, 1951) was one of the greatest Greek actors. He fought in the Balkan Wars and World War II.


He was the son of the theatrical writer Ioannis Veakis as an orphan and of the two sons lived into his childhood and the years together with childless relatives. During the objection of his guardian which he wrote at 16 years old in 1900 and the Royal Dramatic School. After his cut off from the dramatic school of the Royal Theatre, he enrolled into the Great Arts School which he studied drawing. In 1901, he left his studied and he began his career as an actor in Volos with the company of Evangelia Nika. From that time, he circulated in portions which it had Greek elements until the his enrollment of the Balkan Wars (1912–13) in which he prepared his words due to the brave deed.

He returned to the front, Veakis worked as one of the greatest companies of his time (Lepeniotis, Kalogerikou, Kotopouli, Kyveli, Ekonomou) and entered in all the theatricak acts. He distinguished as hear of the characterists and played in classic tragedies and dramas. His career station was acting in Oedipus in the same tragedy (Oedipus Rex), the director of Fotos Politis with the Greek Theatrical Company. From 1932, he culminated the Royal Theatre as the National Theatre. He entered as the same theatrical head, even as a hypocritic professor in the vocational school of the National Theatre.

He participated with the resistance during World War II. He entered the mountains after Dekemvriana and continued the give his theatrical sayings. He made sporadic appearance until his farewell presentations at the National Theatre in April and May 1951. He died lonely and poor and he was buried at the Athens First Cemetery.

Legacy after his death[edit]

After his death, he was recognized mainly as a scarce presentation in the Greek theatre with several honouring functions. The sams summer theatre ancient theatre press Skylitseio in Kastela in Piraeus where he was regenerated by the mayor Aristeidis Skylitsis in 1969 renamed to Veakeio in 1976. His honouring of Aimilios Veakis regenerated to the right side of the face of the Public Theatre in Piraeus, the theatrical museum features in male actors and from 1994, the Aimilios Veakis Awards awards in the male role as well as the Aimilios Veakis Awards for the totalized presentations in theatre.

Theatrical roles[edit]

Year Film Transliteraion and translation Role
1927 Eros ke kimata Έρως και κύματα = Romance and Waves -
1929 To limani ton dakrion Το λιμάνι των δακρύων -
1929 Astero Αστέρω Mr. Miltos
1943 I foni tis kardias Η φωνή της καρδιάς = Voices of the Heart -
1946 Prossopa lismonimena Πρόσωπα λησμονημένα -
1949 Arravoniasmata Αρραβωνιάσματα -
1950 I apahides ton Athinon Οι απάχηδες των Αθηνών = The Meagres of Athens -


He ran poetic councils, made theatrical works as well as novels.

Year Film Transliteraion and translation Genre
1914 Polemikai entyposseis Πολεμικαί εντυπώσεις = Warlike Press -
1926 Tragoudia tis agapis ke tis tavernas Τραγούδια της αγάπης και της ταβέρνας = Love Songs and Taverns poems
1934 A theatrical work from Dostoevsky, National Theatre -
1945 Dervenochoria Δερβενοχώρια poems
- Rinoula Ρηνούλα drama
- Simbligades Συμπληγάδες theatrical work
- I theatrini Οι θεατρίνοι novel
- Epta ekatommyia eissodima Επτά εκατομμύρια εισόδημα (One Million Revenues) theatrical work - comedy