( b. Jun 11, 1922 Limassol, CYPRUS - d. Jul 25, 2011 Athens, GREECE ) Male
Biography: Michael Cacoyannis was born Michalis Kakoyiannis on June 11, 1921 in Limassol, Cyprus. He produced Greek-language programs for the BBC World Service during World War II. He studied at the Old Vic school.
Film/TV Credits: Producing credits include: "Our Last Spring," "Zorba the Greek," "The Trojan Women," and "The Cherry Orchard." Writing credits include: "Windfall in Athens," "The Day the Fish Came Out," "Iphigenia," and "The Cherry Orchard." Directing credits include: "Stella," "A Girl in Black," "The Story of Jacob and Joseph," and "The Cherry Orchard."
Other Awards: Won Best Cinematic Transposition and the Technical Grand Prize for "Ilektra" in 1962 at the Cannes Film Festival.
He translated Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Hamlet into Greek, and he translated Euripides' The Bacchae into English.
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