Dimitri Leonidas

Dimitri Leonidas (born 14 November 1987) is an English actor, best known for his roles in The Monuments Men, Rosewater and Riviera.

Dimitri Leonidas
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Leonidas in February 2014
Born (1987-11-14) 14 November 1987 (age 33)
Brent, 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. [1] He also has Welsh ancestry through his mother.[2] He has three sisters: Stephanie and Georgina, both actresses, and Helena, a teacher.[3]


Leonidas first appeared in a film in 1997, as an extra in Charles Sturridge’s FairyTale: A True Story. [4] His first speaking part came in 2001 in the BBC series Grange Hill, in which he stayed for four seasons. Until 2008, he was credited mostly as Shane Leonidas.

In 2009, he co-starred in the teen horror Tormented, and in 2010 he appeared in Centurion, starring Michael Fassbender. In the following years, his works included the TV series Sinbad, a guest role in Doctor Who and the Spanish film Animals.

Leonidas had a breakthrough year in 2013: he was cast by George Clooney in his Second World War drama The Monuments Men, starring Clooney himself, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. He also landed a role in Jon Stewart’s Rosewater. This led him to be named as one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow. [5]

In 2015, Leonidas had a brief role in the Emmy-nominated [6] television film Killing Jesus. He then appeared in the action film Renegades and in the comedy-horror Kill Ben Lyk. From 2017 to 2019, he was part of the cast of the series Riviera, followed by a role in the Netflix science fiction/crime-drama The One.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 FairyTale: A True Story Extra
2009 Tormented Alex
2010 Centurion Leonidas
2012 Animals Mark
2014 The Monuments Men Sam Epstein
2014 Rosewater Davood
2017 Renegades Jack Porter
2018 Kill Ben Lyk Roberto


Year Title Role Notes
2001–04 Grange Hill Josh Irvine Television debut: 23 January 2001 [7]
2001 Casualty Ross
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 Pete Wilson
2011 Doctor Who Howie Spragg Episode: "The God Complex"
2012 Sinbad Anwar
2015 Killing Jesus James
2017 Riviera Christos Clios
2018 Genius Kostas Axelos


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Through a Glass Darkly Max


  1. ^ Day, Elizabeth; Lamont, Tom (5 January 2014). "Rising stars of 2014 – film: Dimitri Leonidas". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Edelstein, David (11 November 2014). "Jon Stewart's Rosewater Is Dramatic in a Way That's Rare in Political Filmmaking". Vulture.
  3. ^ "Dimitri Leonidas - "Monuments Men" - intervista a Occupy Deejay". Occupy Deejay. 11 February 2014 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Dimitri Leonidas's CV at Independent Talent Group". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Screen unveils 2013 UK Stars of Tomorrow". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  6. ^ "67th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners: Outstanding Television Movie - 2015". Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Grange Hill - Episode #24.1". Retrieved 10 November 2019.

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