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Mini biography of Lakis Lazopoulos

Lakis Lazopoulos was born in Larissa, Greece, where he received his primary and secondary school education. He then entered the School of Law at the University of Thrace and in 1984 received his Master’s degree from the University of Thessaloniki. Rather than practicing Law however, he chose to devote himself exclusively to acting, which had by this time won him over.

Since 1979 he has performed in many theatrical plays, several of which he has written and directed himself. His most significant works are: Lysistrata (1986), Diary of a madman (1988), There was a small ship (1990), The Sunday of shoes (1997), Ta leme (2002), Wealth (2004), Hysteria (2005), The Acharnians (2005) and Breadwinner on the roof (2008).

He participated in Iannis Smaragdis’ films Cavafy in 1996 and again in El Grecoin 2007. In the summer of 1999 he played the lead role in the film Beware of Greeks bearing guns directed by John Tatoulis. In 2001 he wrote, directed and starred in the film My best friend, whereas in 2004 he wrote, starred and co-directed R 20.

On television he participated in Iannis Smaragdis’ Hush, our country is sleeping in 1987. In 1992 he wrote and interpreted 15 characters (male and female) in the successful TV series Ten Little Mitsoi. His satirical news bulletin Al Tsadiri News aired in 2004 and is successfully continued to this day.