Christos Efthimiou

He was born in Lamia, on 3/8/1900 and graduated from Athens Law School. He began studying at the Professional Theater School in 1929 and graduated with honors. He began his career at Kyveli’s Theater Company. In 1931, he was invited to be founding member of the Royal Theater of which he remained key official. He distinguished as a comedian, especially in plays of Molière and Shakespeare, yet also in roles of typical folk men in Greek plays. From 1933 to 1969 he participated in seven films: Miss Lawyer (Despoinis dikigoros), Paradise’s Alley (To dromaki tou Paradeisou), The Unknown Woman (I agnosti), The Shepherdess’s Lover (O agapitikos tis voskopoulas), The Womanizer (O gynaikas), A Stupid And A Half Man (Enas vlakas kai misos), Snow-white and the Seven Bachelors (I Hionati kai ta efta gerontopallikara). At the end of his career, he turned to musical theatre, as an artistic director at Akropol and a theatre company co-owner. There he collaborated with many renowned Greek artists, such as Sophia Vempo, Nikos Stavridis, Rena Vlachopoulou and Yannis Gionakis. For many years he took part in everyday afternoon radio five-minute musical monologues, as well as in the sound recording of the record Aesop’s Myths (Mythoi tou Aisopou) (1968). In 1952, he was awarded with the Golden Cross of George I, as well as the medal of Academic Laurels from the French government for his excellent interpretations of Molière’s roles. He passed away in Athens, on 4/5/1971. During the period 1939-1961, he collaborated with the Greek National Opera and participated in the productions of the operettas Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky), Das Land des Lächelns (Eunuch), At the Barracks [Sta Parapigmata] (Theodoulos, Monahoyenis), Wo die Lerche singt (Terek Pal), La belle Hélène (Ménélas), Paganini (Bartucci). // Last update of the biography: March 2018 - The list of the productions below is complete.