Hollywood star Gerard Butler to take part in Battle of Thermopylae anniversary

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Hollywood action star Gerard Butler who portrayed King Leonidas in the blockbuster “300”,  will be visiting Greece to take part in the 2,500 year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.

The news of his arrival was announced by the mayor of Sparta, Mr Petros Doukas on Wednesday evening.

It was reported that Butler would also run as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 2006 movie “300” was one of the highest-earning films bringing in $400 million.

Butler has appeared in numerous movies ranging from "Olympus has fallen", "P.S. I love you", "Law abiding citizen" and "The ugly truth" just to name a few, but he revealed that he considers his "300" role to be his favourite.

In 2016, the Hollywood star was spotted holidaying in Mykonos where he stated to media at that time: "Greece is just so unbelievably beautiful, there's so many islands, you're spoiled for choice. You're from a place, just like in 300, with such incredible history. It created this world today. What's not to love?"