EXCLUSIVE: One of our favourite “Wog Boys” prepares for the role of a lifetime

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Fondly remembered as the neck-brace wearing  “Theo” in the 2000 Australian comedy hit “The Wog Boy” and later as  “George” in “Alex & Eve” (2016),  Greek Australian film, television and theatre actor Tony Nikolakopoulos is set to be cast in the most important role of his life this November: Husband to clinical psychologist Dr. Julia Hosie.

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Dr. Julia Hosie and Tony Nikolakopoulos have decided to tie the proverbial knot in November this year in the Mornington peninsula, Victoria.

“Our  plan was always to marry on a Greek island but due to the pandemic we had to look at alternatives here in Victoria,” said Nikolakopoulos.

“I’m sure it will be an amazing night. As for the islands, maybe we marry again in a little tiny church on some non-touristy Greek islet when we can travel again,” he added.

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The veteran stage and screen thespian has managed to escape roles that could’ve typecast him  thanks to his ability to play diverse and memorable characters, including “Dimitri” in the classic feature Head On and the lead role in Romper Stomper producer  Ian Pringle’s The Legend Maker, but this is one life changing audition he happily went into.

“We initially met through a mutual friend and then happened to meet up one New Year’s day and slowly formed our relationship.” says Nikolakopoulos

Asked if Dr. Hosie had seen all his work he admits: “I don’t think she has seen them all but has seen some of them and is very complimentary of my work.

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Nikolakopoulos says he enjoys sharing with his partner news of upcoming auditions and roles that he hopes to try out for and often consults her on projects he’s contemplating.

He admits losing a lot of work like many other artists in Melbourne particularly during the infamous 3 month lockdown but feels optimistic as job offers have started coming in again.

“I’m about to shoot a film in Tasmania followed by a feature in Sydney. Then an exciting project I’ve been waiting for some time now,” he added.

When pressed for details on the project Nikolakopoulos was reluctant to disclose much other than to say it will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Kosta Nikas (Utopia, Sacred Heart) with production  likely to start early next year.

“Look, all I can say is that I’ve read plenty of scripts. This guy can write. It’s a great original story and I anticipate it will be a hit with local and international audiences.”

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