Michael Cacoyannis
Date of Birth
Jun 11, 1922
Birth Place:
Limassol, Cyprus


Educated in Greece and London, Cyprus-born Michael Caccoyannis launched his professional career as a lawyer. Having had a taste of the arts by producing Greek-language programs for the BBC during the war, Caccoyannis forsook the legal world for the theatre, joining the Old Vic as an actor and director. When he ran into difficulty securing directing jobs in the British film industry, Caccoyannis...