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Manos Katrakis | Greek Actor

Updated: Jun 16

Manos Katrakis, born in Kissamos Chania Crete, was a famous Greek actor of the 20th century. In 1928 he acted in his first movie "To Lavaro tou '21" (Banner of 1821) and in 1932 he performed in the National Theater of Greece.

Manos Katrakis singing, acting and pronouncing - Source: Christos Zo, YouTube


He took part in the Resistance and he was exiled to Makronisos, together with other well-known Greek artists: Yiannis Ritsos, Nikos Koundouros, Mikis Theodorakis and Thanasis Vengos. Shortly, before his death, he filmed his last and best movie "Taxidi sta Kythira", directed from Theo Angelopoulos.


Some of the famous Manos Katrakis Movies are: 


O Agapitikos tis Voskopoulas (1932), Oi Germanoi Xanarhontai (1948), Magiki Polis (1954), O Dromos me tis Akakies (1956), Antigone (1961), Electra (1963), The Red Lanterns (1963), Oi Epikindynoi (1964), Prodosia (1964), O Metanastis (1965), To Bloko (1965), Blood on the Land (1966), Dakrya gia tin Ilektra (1966), Kontserto gia Polyvola (1967), I Leoforos tou Misous (1968), Jane Eyre (1968), O Prosfygas (1969), Koureli tis Zois (1969), Oratotis Miden (1970), Aftoi pou Milisan me ton Thanato (1970), Horis Syneidisi (1972), I Fonissa (1974), Eleftherios Venizelos (1980), Ta Hronia tis Thyellas (1984)


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