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Alexis Minotis (1898–1990)

Alexis Minotis was born on August 8, 1898 in Canea, Greece as Alexis Minotakis. He was an actor and director, known for Land of the Pharaohs (1955), Notorious (1946) and The Chase (1946). He was married to Katina Paxinou. He died on November 11, 1990 in Athens, Greece. See full bio »


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Known For

Land of the Pharaohs Hamar, the High Priest
Notorious Joseph
The Chase Lt. Acosta
To theatro tis Defteras Captain Adolph / Filoktitis (Philoctetes) / Oidipous (Oedipus)


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 1976-1988 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series)
Captain Adolph / Filoktitis (Philoctetes) / Oidipous (Oedipus)
- O Pateras (The Father) (1988) ... Captain Adolph
- Filoktitis (Philoctetes) (1981) ... Filoktitis (Philoctetes)
- Oidipous epi Kolono (Oedipus at Colonus) (1976) ... Oidipous (Oedipus)
 1957 Boy on a Dolphin
Milidias Nadapoulos (as Alex Minotis)
 1955 Land of the Pharaohs
Hamar, the High Priest (as Alex Minotis)
 1950 Panic in the Streets
John Mefaris - Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1949 Siren of Atlantis
Cortot (as Alex Minotis)
 1946 The Chase
Lt. Acosta
 1946 Notorious
Joseph (as Alex Minotis)
 1930 For Her Love (as Alex Minotis)
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  To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1976 - 1981) (theatrical director - 1 episode, 1988)
- O Pateras (The Father) (1988) ... (theatrical director)
 1965 Medea (TV Movie)
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 1990 L'héritage de la chouette (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Tragédie ou L'illusion de la mort (1990) ... Himself
- Démocratie ou La cité des songes (1990) ... Himself (as Alex Minotis)
- Symposium ou Les idées reçues (1990) ... Himself (as Alex Minotis)
- Olympisme ou La Grèce imaginaire (1990) ... Himself (as Alex Minotis)
 1962 I parastasi teleiose (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice)
 1959 Paxinou in Athens (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Alex Minotis)
 1958 The Immortal Land (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice)
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 1990 L'héritage de la chouette (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Misogynie ou Les pièges du désir (1990) ... Himself

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Alex Minotis | Lexis Minotis

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He and his wife, the stage and film actress Katina Paxinou, were of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre). Their greatest fame came after their return to Greece from Hollywood in the 50s when they rejoined the National Theatre of Greece and participated in such acclaimed productions as "Hecuba", "Oedipus Rex" and "Medea" both in Greece and abroad.

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