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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Greece, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Greece and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Greece. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Greek screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Greece is included when available.

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Alekos Sakellarios is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Alekos Sakellarios Died at 78 (1913-1991) Alekos Sakellarios was a Greek writer and a director. He was born in Athens and began to study journalism and acting at a young age. He wrote his first theatrical play in 1935 called The King of ...more

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Aleksandr Zguridi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Aleksandr Zguridi Died at 94 (1904-1998) Aleksandr Zguridi was a film director and a screenwriter.

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Alexander Voulgaris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Alexander Voulgaris age 37 Alexander Voulgaris is an actor, film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, and film score composer.

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Alexis Damianos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Alexis Damianos Died at 85 (1921-2006) Alexis Damianos was a Greek, film/theatre and TV director. Damianos was born in Athens on January 21, 1921. He studied in the National Theatre of Greece and the Philosophy department of the ...more

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Angeliki Antoniou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Angeliki Antoniou age 61 Angeliki Antoniou is a Greek film director and screenwriter. She studied architecture in Greece and film direction at the DFFB. She works as scriptwriter and director in Greece and in Germany. ...more

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Angelos Abazoglou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Angelos Abazoglou age 52 Angelos Abazoglou is a film director and screenwriter.

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Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Apostolos Doxiadis age 64 Apostolos K. Doxiadis is a Greek writer. He is best known for his international bestsellers Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix.

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Arianna Huffington age 67 Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the ...more

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Asimakis Gialamas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Asimakis Gialamas Died at 95 (1909-2004) Asimakis Gialamas was a screenwriter.

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Athina Rachel Tsangari is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Athina Rachel Tsangari age 52 Athina Rachel Tsangari is a Greek filmmaker and projection designer who has worked on projects such as the 2004 Olympic Games.

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Christina Kallas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Christina Kallas age 53 Christina Kallas is a film producer and screenwriter.

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Costa-Gavras is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Costa-Gavras age 85 Costa-Gavras is a Greek-French film director and producer, who lives and works in France. He is known for films with overt political themes, most famously the fast-paced thriller, Z, but he has ...more

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Costas Ferris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Costas Ferris age 82 Costas Ferris is a Greek film director, writer, actor, and producer. He wrote the lyrics of Aphrodite's Child's album 666. His 1983 film Rembetiko won the Silver Bear at the 34th Berlin ...more

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Dinos Dimopoulos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Dinos Dimopoulos Died at 82 (1921-2003) Dinos Dimopoulos was a Greek actor, film director, screenwriter and theatre director. He directed 47 films between 1953 and 1993. His 1959 film Astero was entered into the 9th Berlin ...more

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Faidon Georgitsis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Faidon Georgitsis age 79 Faidon Georgitsis is an actor.

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Filippos Tsitos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Filippos Tsitos age 52 Filippos Tsitos is a Greek film director.

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Fokionas Bogris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Fokionas Bogris age 38 Fokionas Bogris is a film director and screenwriter.

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Giannis Dalianidis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Giannis Dalianidis Died at 87 (1923-2010) Giannis Dalianidis was a Greek director. His first film was Mousitsa, released in 1959, which was followed by a series of musicals. Between 1974 and 1981, he produced the television series Luna ...more

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Giorgos Mihailidis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Giorgos Mihailidis age 80 Giorgos Mihailidis is a television director and screenwriter.

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Gregory Rentis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Gregory Rentis age 33 Gregory Rentis is a film director, film producer, film editor, actor, and screenwriter.

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Ioanna Karystiani is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Ioanna Karystiani age 65 Ioanna Karystiani is a Greek screenwriter and winner of the Greek National Book Award. Ioanna Karystiani was born in 1952 in Chania in Crete in a family from Asia Minor. She took up Law Studies ...more

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Kostas Manoussakis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Kostas Manoussakis Died at 76 (1929-2005) Kostas Manoussakis was a Greek film director and screenwriter. His 1964 film Treason was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival and his 1966 film The Fear was entered into the 16th Berlin ...more

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Lakis Lazopoulos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Lakis Lazopoulos age 61 Apostolos "Lakis" Lazopoulos is a Greek playwright, actor and songwriter. His birth name is Apostolos Lazopoulos, Lakis being a diminutive. Lazopoulos was ranked 83rd by the public in ...more

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Lakis Mihailidis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Lakis Mihailidis Died at 78 (1932-2010) Lakis Mihailidis was a screenwriter.

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Margarita Manda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Margarita Manda age 55 Margarita Manda is a film director, screenwriter and actress.

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Menelaos Karamaghiolis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Menelaos Karamaghiolis age 55 Menelaos Karamaghiolis is a screenwriter, film producer, film and television director.

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Michael Cacoyannis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Michael Cacoyannis Died at 89 (1922-2011) Michael Cacoyannis was a Cypriot filmmaker, best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek. He directed the 1983 Broadway revival of the musical based on the film. Much of his work was rooted in ...more

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Nico Mastorakis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Nico Mastorakis age 76 Nico Mastorakis is a Greek filmmaker, director and radio producer.

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Nikos Antonakos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Nikos Antonakos Died at 67 (1942-2009) Nikos Antonakos was a screenwriter, a film editor and a film director.

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Nikos Foskolos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Nikos Foskolos Died at 86 (1927-2013) Nikos Foskolos is a screenwriter, television and film director.

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Nikos Papatakis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Nikos Papatakis Died at 92 (1918-2010) Nikos Papatakis was a Greek-born naturalised French filmmaker, who lived in France.

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Nikos Tsiforos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Nikos Tsiforos Died at 61 (1909-1970) Nikos Tsiforos was a Greek screenwriter and film director. He wrote 64 films between 1948 and 1970. He also directed 17 films between 1948 and 1961.

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Notis Peryalis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Notis Peryalis Died at 89 (1920-2009) Notis Peryalis was an actor and screenwriter.

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Odysseas Kosteletos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Odysseas Kosteletos age 92 Odysseas Kosteletos is a television and film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Panayotis Evangelidis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Panayotis Evangelidis Panayotis Evangelidis is a screenwriter, cinematographer, film producer and director.

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Pantelis Voulgaris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Pantelis Voulgaris age 77 Pantelis Voulgaris is a Greek film director and screenwriter. His first feature film To proxenio tis Annas in 1972 won the first prize in Thessaloniki International Film Festival. His 1989 film ...more

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Samy Challah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Samy Challah age 39 Samy Challah is an actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Syllas Tzoumerkas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Syllas Tzoumerkas age 40 Syllas Tzoumerkas is a Greek film director and actor

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Takis Kanellopoulos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Takis Kanellopoulos Died at 57 (1933-1990) Takis Kanellopoulos was a Greek film director and screenwriter. He directed ten films between 1960 and 1980.

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Ted Bafaloukos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Ted Bafaloukos age 71 Ted Bafaloukos is a film director, production designer and screenwriter.

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Thanos Anastopoulos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Thanos Anastopoulos age 52 Thanos Anastopoulos is a film producer, screenwriter and director.

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Theodoros Angelopoulos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Theodoros Angelopoulos Died at 77 (1935-2012) Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer. An acclaimed and multi-awarded film director who dominated the Greek art film industry from 1975 on, ...more

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Tonia Marketaki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Tonia Marketaki Died at 52 (1942-1994) Tonia Marketaki was a Greek film director and screenwriter. She was born in Pireas and spend many of her childhood years in the Zografou district of Athens. Her maternal origins are from ...more

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Vangelis Serdaris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Vangelis Serdaris age 82 Vangelis Serdaris is a film director, television director, film producer, film editor and a screenwriter.

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Vardis Marinakis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Vardis Marinakis age 46 Vardis Marinakis is a film director, producer, actor and screenwriter.

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Vassilis Manoussakis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Vassilis Manoussakis Died at 65 (1933-1998) Vassilis Manoussakis was a screenwriter.

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Yannis Maris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Yannis Maris Died at 63 (1916-1979) Yannis Maris is a novelist and a screenwriter.

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Yannis Tsarouchis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Yannis Tsarouchis Died at 79 (1910-1989) Yannis Tsarouchis was a Greek painter.

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Yorgos Lanthimos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Yorgos Lanthimos age 45 Yorgos Lanthimos is a Greek filmmaker and theatre director. Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. Through the ...more

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Yorgos Vrasivanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Greece
Yorgos Vrasivanopoulos Died at 74 (1924-1998) Yorgos Vrassivanopoulos was a Greek actor. He was born in Athens in 1924 and made his first appearance in the theatrical play Egmont by Goethe in 1951, in the theatrical company of Dimitris ...more