Vasilis Diamantopoulos

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Vasilis Diamantopoulos
Βασίλης Διαμαντόπουλος
BornNovember 15, 1920
DiedMay 5, 1999 (aged 78)

Vasilis Diamantopoulos (Greek: Βασίλης Διαμαντόπουλος; November 15, 1920 – May 5, 1999) was a Greek actor. He was one of the founders of the Modern Theater and was the first actor to appear live on Greek television in the single act play "Him and his pants" of Iakovos Kambanellis in 1966. His most characteristic role was that of the austere professor in Giannis Dalianidis' movie Law 4000 and later in shorts including Ekmek Ice Cream in private TV.


He was born in Piraeus and studied at Athens Law and at the National Theatre's Dramatic schools as well as Coon Art School. He ran together along with Maria Alkeou in 1956 at the New Theatre/Theater and in 1993 at the Different Theatre. He returned to Greece from Paris in 1970 and took part in several different companies, he also took part at the Public Theatre of Northern Greece. He also participated in many film and television productions, oppositely took part at the Dramatic Schools at the National Theatre and at Art School. His last years was a member of a hypocrite art factory for young actors. He died in Athens in 1999 from a heart attack at the Athens General Clinic due to his head fracture at the left femur which triggered from the fall. He is buried at the First Athens Cemetery.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married twice, firstly to the actress Tonia Karali[2] with whom he had a daughter and secondly to the actress Marina Georgiou with whom he had a son.



Year Film Transliteration and translation Role
Unknown The Little Car Το αμαξάκι
To amaxaki
Unknown I arpagi tis Persefonis Η αρπαγή της Περσεφόνης -
Unknown Nychterini Peripeteia Νυχτερινή Περιπέτεια
Nighttime Adventures
1948 Marinos Kontaras Μαρίνος Κοντάρας -
1957 Tis nihtas ta kamomata Της νύχτας τα καμώματα Stelios
1959 Na petheros, na malama! Να πεθερός, να μάλαμα Andreas Delis
1962 The Journey Το ταξίδι
To taxidi
Lazy Manolis
1962 Law 4000 Νόμος 4000
Nomos 4000
Andreas Ikonomou
1978 I tembelides tis eforis kiladas Οι τεμπέληδες της εύφορης κοιλάδας -
1979 Jack the Knight Τζακ ο καβαλλάρης
Jack o kavallaris
1980 Eleftherios Venizelos 1910-1927 Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος 1910-1927 Apostolos
1981 Mathe pedi mou gramata Μάθε παιδί μου γράμματα Perilkos Papachristoforos
1982 The Red train Το κόκκινο τρένο
To kokino treno
a conductor
1987 Ta paidia tis Chelidonas Τα παιδιά της Χελιδόνας -
1996 Business in the Balkans Μπίζνες στα Βαλκάνια
Biznes (Business) sta Valkania
a customer at
a bar
1996 Cavafy Καβάφης Constantine Cavafy
1997 The Overcoat The overcoat -


Year Film Transliteration and translation Channel
1973-74 Infamous War (1971–74) Άγνωστος Πόλεμος
Agnostos Polemos
Himself and Himself Εκείνος κι εκείνος
Ekinos ki ekinos
ET2 ad his next appearance
1979 O symvolaiografos Ο συμβολαιογράφος ERT
1984 Hadjimanouil Χατζημανουήλ
1986 Here Tasso Karatasso ERTΧαίρε Τάσο Καρατάσο
Hail Tasso Karatasso
1991 Ekmek Ice Cream Εκμέκ παγωτό
Ekmek pagoto
1994 To gelion tou pragmatos Το γελοίον του πράγματος ANT1


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