Yiannis Askaroglou

Yiannis Askaroglou has studied at Greek Arts Theatre “Karolos Koun” Drama School Athens, and Bristol Acting Academy. Theatre includes the Bristol based production “A Picture of Home” and “Macbeth”, “The Birds” and “Ecclesiazuses” by Aristophanes, “The Killing Game” by Ionesko in Athens. Film includes “Payback Time” (2008, UK).

In 2005 I started acting, taking part in a lot of semi-professional productions in Athens, Greece, including “The Birds” by Aristophanes and “Macbeth”, as well as various acting workshops. As based in Bristol since 2006, my training was continued in the UK, by enrolling in various acting and singing courses at the University of Bristol, including the Acting Academy, from which I graduated in June 2009. Additionally, I took part in a student’s film project, as well as “Payback Time” filmed in Bristol by Jeffrey Notton (2009). In July 2009, I was cast for 3 main parts in a new writing performance at Wickham theatre, initiated by members of the Writing for Performance course in Bristol. My latest work based in UK includes the main part in “A Picture Of Home” by Phil Booth, performed at the Alma Tavern Theatre, September 2011. Finally, in 2012, I participated in the first Greek production of the play “Uber Tieren” by Elfriede Jelinek (Nobel prize winner 2004) in Athens by the Greek “Arts Theatre Karolos Koun”.

Having decided to undertake full-time, professional training, I just finished my studies at the Greek Arts Theatre “Karolos Koun” Drama School, Athens. However, productions based in Bristol or UK in general are of particular interest, since relocation is not an issue.

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A Picture Of Home

Portfolio image: Yiannis Askaroglou - A Picture Of Home
This is a two-hander play, written and directed by Phil Booth (Groundswell Theatre).rnDinah has left her husband and kids and taken refuge in her uncle’s old harbourside apartment. With the money running out, she can hardly believe her luck when she finds a lodger who’s not only young, handsome and very, very Greek but house-trained too. Admittedly she knows nothing about him, but you’ve got to take people on trust sometimes, haven’t you?rnrnDinah’s world is changed for ever as Phil Booth’s dark comedy twists and turns towards its resolution.rnrnA Picture Of Home was written specifically for the performers in this production, Dymphna Skehill and Yiannis Askaroglou.

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