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Dimitri Leonidas (born 14 November 1987) is an English actor, best known for his roles in Grange Hill, Sinbad and Riviera.[1]

Dimitri Leonidas
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Leonidas in February 2014
Born (1987-11-14) 14 November 1987 (age 31)
Brent, London, England
ResidenceWembley, London, England
Years active2001–present
RelativesStephanie Leonidas (sister)
Georgina Leonidas (sister)


Early lifeEdit

Leonidas was born in Brent, London, the son of a Greek Cypriot father and an English mother. He also has Welsh ancestry through his mother.[2] He has three sisters: Stephanie and Georgina, both actresses, and Helena, a teacher.


Leonidas first appeared on television in 2001. He appeared in a single episode of Casualty portraying the character of Ross. In the same year shortly after appearing in Casualty, he got the role of Josh Irving in the BBC series Grange Hill. He played the role of Josh for four years finishing in 2004. Leonidas also appeared in The Bill twice but as two different characters. He played the role of Josh Harvey in 2002 and then returned in 2005 to portray a completely new character called Ryan Greaves. In 2007 he appeared in Doctors as Mike Andreus in the episode "Chemistry", as well as Holby City that same year. In 2008 he played the role of Scott White in the TV series/documentary Banged Up Abroad.

In the 2009 horror/slasher Tormented he appeared alongside Alex Pettyfer, Georgia King and former Skins stars April Pearson and Larissa Wilson. His character, Alexis, is one of the most popular boys in school who, along with his sadistic friends, bullied a classmate to suicide.

He has a role in Neil Marshall's Centurion.[3] In 2011 he appeared in the second half of series 6 of Doctor Who in the episode "The God Complex" as Howie Spragg. In 2014, Leonidas starred in the Second World War drama The Monuments Men, and starred in the biographical drama Rosewater.

He also acted alongside Julia Stiles in television series Riviera as Christos.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Tormented Alex
2010 Centurion Leonidas
2014 The Monuments Men Sam Epstein
2014 Rosewater Davood
2017 Renegades Jack Porter


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Casualty Ross
2001–04 Grange Hill Josh Irving
2002 The Bill Josh Harvey
2005 The Bill Ryan Greaves
2007 Holby City Jez Patterson
2007 Doctors Mike Andreus
2008 Banged Up Abroad Scott White
2011 Hustle Don's Assistant
2011 Doctor Who Howie Spragg
2012 Sinbad Anwar
2017 Riviera Christos Clios


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