Dimitris Horn was born in 1921 in Athens literally inside the theatre world.
He was the son of the well-known play writer, Pantelis Horn.
Dimitris Horn died in 1998. His participation in theatre plays
began at the age of six months. He studied drama at the National
and he was entirely devoted to the art of theatre. He was the
leading man at the plays of the Greek National Theatre for many
years, and he also had his own theatre group along with Mary
Alekos Alexandrakis, and Elli Lampeti. With Lambeti he lived
an amazing love affair which began at the shooting of the film
“The Counterfeit Coin” directed by Javellas and their love lasted
for 5 years.
He is one of the most important actors of postwar Greece,
and he always was an aristocrat and a snob. He especially
respect cinema. Nevertheless he starred in 10 films clearly
for financial reasons. Even if he disliked cinema and
it the films he made are very important in Greek
cinema history. He also managed to gain an enormous success
in the music business
when he sang a tsifteteli in one of his films; the song “Green,
Red, Marine beads” of Mimis Plessas. He was always saying that
despite of his amazing and important roles as Richard the Third,
as the calendar of a madman, as Hamlet and as Don Juan, people
were stopping him to congratulate him for the ‘beads’ song.
He was also a personal friend of Hatzidakis and Konstantinos
In addition he also served as the first chairman of ERT (Greek
National Television) immediately after the change of regime.