Gender
Male
Born
Jun 11, 1922
Limassol, CYPRUS
Died
Jul 25, 2011
Athens, GREECE
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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.

Trivia:
He translated Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Hamlet into Greek, and he translated Euripides' The Bacchae into English.
Zorba (Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984)
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
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The Bacchae (Oct 02, 1980 - Nov 23, 1980)
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
  • Translated by Michael Cacoyannis
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Lysistrata (Nov 13, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972)
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
  • Book adapted by Michael Cacoyannis
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The Devils (Nov 16, 1965 - Jan 08, 1966)
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
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And Things That Go Bump in the Night (Apr 26, 1965 - May 08, 1965)
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
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Zorba (Jan 25, 1983 - Jun 30, 1985)
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
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