Born: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Stefan Gryff (born 1939) is an Australian actor (naturalised after moving there for university) of Polish origin. He has specialised in playing Russians, Poles, Greeks and other Mediterranean types.Gryff studied Law at the University of Sydney and during his studies appeared in several plays and revues with the University dramatic societies. He practised as a lawyer in Australia before leaving for London where he appeared in a number of stage plays before moving into television and films. He is best known for his role as Captain Krasakis in the TV series The Lotus Eaters its sequel Who Pays the Ferryman? and also as Charolambous in The Aphrodite InheritanceHis film appearances include Julia (1977), Reds (1981), Surviving Picasso (1996), Anna Karenina (1997) and The Saint (1997). He has also appeared in episodes of the television series The Avengers, Beau Geste The Onedin Line, Poirot, Midnight Man and Holby City.He now works as an acting coach.
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