Lino Grech

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Lino Grech
Born Lino Grech
Sliema, Malta
Died 1 December 2013 (aged 83)
Msida, Malta
Occupation Actor, writer and director
Years active 1975–2013
Spouse Frances Grech

Lino Grech (1930 – 1 December 2013) was a Maltese actor, writer, activist and director. He was known for his roles in Final Justice (1985), Black Eagle (1988) and A Fine Romance (1989).

Personal life[change | change source]

Grech was born in Sliema. Lino Grech died on the night of 1 December 2013, aged 83, at the Mater Dei Hospital in Msida from prostate cancer.[1] He is survived by his wife and his two children. His funeral took place on 4 December. His remains were cremated.

Career[change | change source]

His career began in 1975 with stage work. He translated works done by Arthur Miller and by Lope de Vega.[2]

Grech was noted for his role on the television drama F'Bahar Wiehed (1970s). It was the first Maltese-language television series, which broadcast on TVM.[3] Greech also directed and wrote stage works. Grech wanted to strengthen the theatrical and television works in Malta.

In the 1990s, he wrote episodes for television shows such as Hypocrites, Simpatiċi, The Family Grech, and Now We See.

Besides acting, Grech was a labor union activist. He led one of the longest strikes on workers' rights in Maltese history.[1]

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