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Nicholas Papademetriou is an Australian actor with many television, film and theatre credits. He is best known as a stage actor, having appeared in productions in Australia, London, New York and Edinburgh. On screen he has had roles in a number of well known television series including Home and Away, Grass Roots and My Place and the lead in the series Stringer for ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Television

Papademetriou is a graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He began his acting career in the television soap opera Sons and Daughters as Nikos Dimitriou. This was followed by many television roles in such series as Water Rats, G.P. and All Saints. He had a recurring role in Home and Away in 1988 as Nico Pappas. He returned to the show in another role as Con Poulos in 2001–2002.[1] He had a regular role in the ABC series Grass Roots as Victor Trujillo [2] He was also the Australian lead in the series 'Stringer'.[3] In 2009, he appeared in several episodes of the childrens television series 'My Place'. In the series Gangs of Oz he played Graham 'Abo' Henry. Other mini-series include Cyclone Tracy, Jessica (TV miniseries), A Difficult Woman and Stark (TV miniseries) by Ben Elton

Theatre

He is primarily known as a theatre actor and has worked for most of the major theatre companies in Australia including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company and Company B Belvoir. In 1989 he worked for Mike Leigh in 'Greek Tragedy' which played in London and Edinburgh. His one man show 'SNAG' has played around Australia, in New York and Edinburgh. He was also in the Australian national tour of '12 Angry Men'.[1] Papademetriou has also directed a number of successful productions including 'And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little,' Lady Windermere's Fan, Anna in the Tropics. In 2010 he created the role of Nikos Nomikos in the world premiere of "The Swimming Club" by Hannie Rayson for Melbourne Theatre Company. In the same year he played Sorin in The Seagull and directed The Importance of Being Earnest in which he also played Canon Chasuble.
Film

Papademetriou has had many roles in films such as Mission: Impossible 2, The Night We Called It a Day (film) and Death in Brunswick.[4] He has also appeared in a number of award winning short films including Two Nights, Road, Sparks and Past Midnight.
References

^ a b http://www.ausoaps.info/profiles/nicholas_papademetriou.htm
^ http://www.abc.net.au/grassroots/victor.htm
^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156239/
^ http://www.au.castingcallpro.com/view.php?uid=79390

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