Actor-turned-politician Costas Karras dies at 75
Costas Karras, a Greek stage and film actor who also forged a career in politics as conservative deputy, died on Sunday in Athens of complications from cancer
Costas Karras, a Greek stage and film actor who also forged a career in politics as conservative deputy, died on Sunday in Athens of complications from cancer.
His death coincided with the death of Marika Mitsotakis, the wife of former Greek prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis.
Although Karras made his mark as a cinematic actor, it was on the theatre stage that he gained critical acclaim, notably during his roles in Nikolai Gogol's "Diary of a Madman" and Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit".
Born on June 21, 1936, Karras went to London in the 1950s to study political science, but changed paths and graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts. He also studied theater in Greece and debuted on stage in 1963.
Karras also served as a conservative member of Parliament from 2000 to 2007.
He is survived by his wife and a son.
- Register Now
- Court orders Greek broadcaster ERT back on air
- Community condemns ERT closure
- Modern Greek tragedy
- Abusive crackdown on migrants
- ERT's demise impacts SBS
- Xenophon warns of data sweep danger
- Outstanding Greek Australians honoured
- ERT suspension 'sinful', says Megrelis
- The thief strikes back
- Memories of an Egyptian multicultural society
- 22 May 2013 | 16 Votes
- 10 Jun 2013 | 16 Votes
- 28 May 2013 | 15 Votes
- 30 May 2013 | 12 Votes
- 11 Jun 2013 | 7 Votes
- 27 May 2013 | 7 Votes
More from this Section
- Galifianakis to recreate Battle of Crete
- Walk of Fame star for Dukakis
- Seeing double
- Special screening of Before Midnight
- Philippoussis vs furry animals
- Golden Dawn's Australian aspirations uncovered
- Zorba's artifacts up for sale
- 'Z' Tribute to Grigoris Lambrakis
- Galifianakis to produce new comedy show
- Hollywood's bodyguard retires
Sydney FC's Terry Antonis will take up a position at Serie A club Parma
A political row over how to tackle a rise in racist attacks intensified this week after the two junior partners in the coalition, PASOK and Democratic Left (DIMAR)
A conference about the Egyptian 'community of nations', that existed long before multiculturalism became popular in our vocabulary, is coming to Melbourne
Latest figures show five-fold increase in Greeks studying in Australia
John Notaras, a leading light of one of Canberra's pioneering families has sadly passed away
On the occasion of the Commemoration of 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, the Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS)
AHEPA Victoria Second Annual Scholarships Ceremony was hosted last Sunday, awarding the best and brightest students of AHEPA who completed Year 12 in 2012
In part two, Dean Kalimniou explores the impact of the Crusaders on the Byzantine Empire.
West Adelaide now sit on an eleven point lead at the top of the FFSA NPL State League table
The club will reportedly gain almost $200,000 for the transfer
Troika gives green light to TAIPED to cut corners for speeding up privatization projects such as PPC
Over 60 students and teachers were the recipients of Excellence Awards for their contribution in the ongoing education of Greek language history and culture
The Australian Ambassador to Greece, Jenny Bloomfield honoured Greek Australian legal and medical professionals in a dinner at the Australian residence in Greece.
Europe's first advanced civilisation was local in origin and not imported from elsewhere, a study says
Mark Bouris looks at all the talk the commentary about the Aussie dollar's loss of value against the US dollar
An arson attack and a break-in and theft of documents and hard drives earlier in May, is believed to be the work of a ring of civil servants
The Gold Coast Greek Festival returns after two years to Evandale Park on Sunday 14 July.
"I'm often asked about property: when to buy, when to sell, what's happening to the market, have we reached bottom yet?" Here Mark Bouris explains all