Simon Mario Kassianides (born 7 August 1979) is a British actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.
Kassianides in 2012
Simon Mario Kassianides
7 August 1979
Kassianides was born in London, of Greek origin, the son of Helen and Mario Kassianides, both business owners. Kassianides has an older brother, Photis Kassianides, who works in finance.
Kassianides was brought up in Clapham and educated at Dulwich College. At the University of Edinburgh he was the producer and executive producer of a sold out run of Grease at the George Square theatre. Profits were donated to the Macmillan Cancer Trust.
In 2002 soon after Kassianides graduated with honours in International Business with Finance and while in London helping his mother open Urban Coffee, a fair trade and organic coffee shop in Tooting Broadway, he was spotted by BAFTA award-winning producer Piers Vellacott.
Kassianides started a course at London's Central School of Speech and Drama but had to leave after being offered a role in the Tennessee Williams' play Night of the Iguana. His performance as Pedro was acclaimed by critics.
Since then, Kassianides has appeared in a number of television episodes in the USA and UK, including Casualty, My Life in Film, Plane Spotting, Ultimate Force, Spooks, Recovery, Holby Blue, Suburban Shootout, The Kylie Show, Ashes to Ashes, The Passion, The Fixer, Love Soup, Hustle, Law and Order UK, Nikita, Burn Notice, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In 2010 Kassianides produced, directed and starred in Geezas, a film he completed in record time and within budget. The film made the official selection of the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival, selling out The Arclight Movie Theatre in Hollywood at its premiere. In 2012 Simon Kassianides was nominated as a Discovery Director to watch at the Hollywood Film Festival for 'Geezas'  In 2013 Geezas won 'Best Actor' and 'Best Supporting Actress' at the 2013 British Independent Film Festival. Kassianides directed first time actors who won against the likes of Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) and Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy) 
The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation was created to help and promote Greek artists. In 2012 Kassianides was appointed a Global Consultant and Representative of the MCF.
|2007||Holby Blue||Nico Osman|
|2008||The Fixer||Saban Zira|
|2008||The Edge of Love||Partisan|
|2008||Quantum of Solace||Yusef Kabira|
|2010||Between Two Fires||Ali|
|2011||Smooch||Percy / Flynn|
|2012||Burn Notice||George Anders|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||No-Name||Voice|
|2014–2015, 2017||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Sunil Bakshi|
|2015||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain||Soldiers / Extras|
|2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Jeffrey Khan|
|2018||Assassin's Creed Odyssey||Stentor|
|2019||Cliffs of Freedom||Gregory|
|2019||Pearson||Nick D'Amato||Main Cast|
|2019||Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs||Arthur||Voice|
- "Urban Coffee Review 1".
- "Urban Coffee Review 2".
- "Piers Vellacott IMDB".
- "Night of the Iguana review".
- "Making It At Holby".
- "Geezas The Movie". Archived from the original on 22 January 2012.
- "Geezas IMDB page".
- "2012 Hollywood Film Festival Features Selection".
- "The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation". Archived from the original on 4 November 2012.
- "Zorba The Greek IMDB page".
- Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast.
- "Cliffs of Freedom Cast and Crew". mubi. Retrieved 10 September 2018.