About Stratos

Stratos Tzortzoglou appeared for the first time in Karolos Koun “Sound of the Gun” by Loula Anagnostaki at Karolos Koun Art Theater. Apart from Karolos Koun, he has worked on stage with famed Greek directors Minos Volanakis, Jules Dassin, Spyros Evangelatos, Roula Pateraki, Andreas Voutsinas, Giannis Kokkos, Ioannis Skourletis-Bijoux de kant, Angela Brouskou.

In film he has worked with directors such as Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cacoyannis, Pantelis Voulgaris, Eva Bergman, Michel Favart, Bruno Coppola, Dragan Bielogrlic, Christina Kallas and alongside such actresses as Catherine Deneuve, Irene Pappas, Lena Endre and Sarah Douglas. Last but not least he has had a long career as a TV actor, rendering him the most recognizable and beloved star of his generation in Greece. In 1994 he was named Best Actor at the Greek National Awards.

Five times Academy Award nominee Michael Cacoyannis described him as “that rare phenomenon, a natural who combines striking good looks with that special brand of talent which blends a fiery temperament with easy personal charm,” while Palme d’ Or winner Theo Angelopoulos talked of him as someone who “can absorb everything, turning this to an advantage” and Ingmar Bergman compared him to a Stradivarius.

 

STRATOS TZORTZOGLOU RESUME
Stratos Tzortzoglou appeared for the first time in Karolos Koun “Sound of the Gun” by Loula Anagnostaki at Karolos Koun Art Theater. Apart from Karolos Koun, he has worked on stage with famed Greek directors Minos Volanakis, Jules Dassin, Spyros Evangelatos, Roula Pateraki, Andreas Voutsinas and Giannis Kokkos. He has also worked in film with directors such as Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cacoyannis and Pantelis Voulgaris, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Bruno Coppola, Eva Bergman, Christina Kallas, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Michel Favart and alongside actresses Catherine Deneuve, Irene Papas (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Z, Electra), Lena Endre (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Sarah Douglas (Conan the Destroyer, Falcon Crest, Superman). Stratos recently relocated to New York City. You can contact him through, his  talent Agent:

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS TALENT AGENCY

Marilyn Scott Murphy

(1)212.247-8770 phone

mscottmurphy@professionalartists.net

321 West, 44 street

New York, N.Y. , NY 10036

United States

and his website stratostzo.com.

 

The following titles are only a small selection of his extensive body of work.

 

CLASSICAL THEATER

  • Euripides “Prometheus bound” (role : Prometheus)

  • Euripides’ The Bacchae (role: God Dionysus) in the 12th European festival with National Theatre of Northern Greece

  • Euripides’ Phoenician Women (role: Polynices) at Epidaurus Ancient Theater with Anna Sinodinou

  • Orpheus’ Hymns (role: Orpheus) in Phedriades theatre in Delfi’s festival

  • Liturgy of Orpheus (role: Orpheus) at Odeon of Herodes Atticus

  • Roast Beef (a modern adaptation of Oresteia trilogy) written by Leah Vitali (role:Agamemnon), co-starring with Sarah Douglas in Riverside Studios, London

THEATRE

FILM

TV

EXCERPTS FROM REFERENCE LETTERS

INGMAR BERGMAN compares Stratos to a stradivarius violin, adding that “the great actors are great instruments”

For three times Oscar winning director ELIA KAZAN Stratos has the qualities of Warren Beatty.

JIM GIANOPULOS, chairman of 20th Century Fox, writes that “Stratos is destined for great things, he has a unique way of capturing the audiences with his charm and authenticity, and he has truly mastered his art form”.

Palme d’Or winner THEO ANGELOPOULOS described Stratos as someone who “can absorb everything, turning this to an advantage. He is the ideal actor for this difficult game between beauty and recognition”.

Five times Academy Award nominee MICHAEL CACOYANNIS describes Stratos as “that rare phenomenon, a natural who combines striking good looks with that special brand of talent which blends a fiery temperament with easy personal charm”.

Academy award nominated director JULES DASSIN states that “Stratos’ Biff Loman from Death of a salesman was the most passionate Biff I’ve ever seen”.

Oscar winning actress OLYMPIA DUKAKIS says Stratos “has a lot to offer to the American film industry in his unique sense of acting, combing talent, intuition, passion and determination”.

REVIEWS

NEW YORK TIMES, St. Holden: “Orestes, whom Stratos Tzortzoglou imbues with a winning sweetness works for an itinerant theater company that has been traveling around Greece. Landscape in the Mist has already won many honors, and was the Greek entry for best foreign film in the Academy Awards last year. A 126-minute work of exceptional beauty.”

LONDON TIMES: “With impeccable timing Greece’s version of Brad Pitt, the actor Stratos Tzortzoglou makes his London debut as Agamemnon in Roast Beef at the Riverside Studios.”
VARIETY, Emanuel Levy: “In Up Down and Sideways, the handsome Tzortzoglou lends reliable support as the sensitive son… credibly vivid and sympathetic.”

STAGE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, John Thaxter: “The 80-minute show has its compensations, demanding courage, strength and extraordinary agility for the fight scenes, from handsome Greek film actor Stratos Tzortzoglou as Agamemnon”.

AWARDS
Best Actor at the Greek National Awards, 1994, for Pano, kato kai plagios, directed by Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba the Greek, Electra)
Best Supporting Actor, Stars De Demain, 1989, for Landscape in the mist, directed by Theo Angelopoulos (Travelling Players, Ulysses’ Gaze, Weeping Meadow, Eternity and a Day)

STUDIES