Special Guest: George Georgiou


Cyprus Comic Con is proud to announce brilliant actor George Georgiou as one of our esteemed Special Guests for CCC16!

Born in London of Greek-Cypriot parents, George received his actor’s training at the prestigious Drama Centre London alongside Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender.

George has appeared in some of the best quality shows to grace our screens over the last few years, both in the UK and the US.  More specifically, he was recently seen on Season 6 of the massively popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones‘ (2011– ) – reprising his role of Razdal Mo Eraz from Season 3 (a high-born leader of the Yunki slave tribe). George has also been acting in the most current Season (5) of political thriller series ‘Homeland‘ (2011– ) where he plays the recurring character of Al Amin.

In 2015, he appeared in hit US TV shows ‘The Americans‘ and ‘Bones‘ for Fox as well as playing a lead in NBC’s ‘AD: The Bible Continues‘.

Make sure to visit George Georgiou’s official website for more information about his illustrious career in film and television.

Other worthy TV credits include a regular in the award winning ‘The Honourable Woman‘ opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal playing the Palastinian Ambassador.

George also played one of the lead characters in a TV pilot called ‘Bubbles‘ set amongst the Greek Cypriot community in London – also starring Marina Sertis (Star Trek) and Peter Polycarpou (Birds of a Feather).

On the big screen George has starred alongside Meryl Streep in ‘Mamma Mia!‘ (2008) playing Panos, her housekeeper and then went on to appear in action movies such as ‘300:Rise of an Empire‘ (2014) and ‘RED 2‘ (2013).

Most recently, George starred in the award-winning ‘Killing Jesus‘ (2015) for Scott Free Productions as well as God the Father‘ (2014). He can also be seen in Fatih Akin’s latest film that premiered at Venice Film Festival (main category) in 2014, called ‘The Cut‘ (2014) that is set in pre-WW1 about the Armenian Genocide. George takes on the role of Vahan, an Armenian that gets taken to a concentration camp which he does not survive.

George recently played Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras for a BBC Radio 4 play titled ‘A Greek Drama‘ (2015) about what went on behind the scenes in the lead up to Greece’s decision to stay in Europe. He also voiced a character in the highly acclaimed video game ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division‘ (2016).

George has worked on the stage both on and off West End since leaving Drama School.

Some stage productions he participated in include:

The Bacchae – The Royal National Theatre
Chicken – West End – Trafalgan Studio
Our Counties Good – West End – Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Battle of Green Lanes – Theatre Royal
and many others.

As well as acting,George set up the ArtHouse Crouch End Cinema – that won the Time Out Award for best cinema in London for the past 2 years running.

 

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