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Stelios Yiakmis: From heart-throb to bad guy …

Stelios Yiakmis: From heart-throb to bad guy …

Interviews - 2013

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Actor Stelios Yiakmis created a name for himself playing doctor Johnny Marinovich for five years on Shortland Street. He gained further acting credentials in a range of Australian and Kiwi TV shows such as McLeod's Daughters, All Saints, and Underbelly – Land of the Long White Cloud, and the Australian feature film Jindabyne

In this ScreenTalk, Yiakmis talks about:

  • Being overawed by his first scene on Shortland Street
  • How a fellow actor couldn’t help him adjust to the work schedule
  • Loving the polarising nature of his character Johnny Marinovich
  • How a role in Street Legal gave him a chance to stretch his acting wings
  • Confusing the local population on the set of McLeod's Daughters
  • Wanting to punch director Ray Lawrence while filming Jindabyne
  • Playing a real life criminal in the Kiwi version of Underbelly
  • Relishing the chance to be a 'bastard' in The Blue Rose
  • How not knowing the plot in advance made the role harder

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside