Yiannis Alexiou was born and grew up on the island of Kos in Greece. Whilst fulfilling academic goals and a Masters Degree in Health Management, Yiannis discovered his true vocation in the arts. After he successfully auditioned for the Acting Diploma at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and having been awarded "Outstanding Student 2010″on completing his qualifications, Yiannis has showcased his talent in a number of film and theatre productions.
Career highlights include the BAFTA award winning short film REFUGEE by Adam Tyler, DREAM a period film by Edoardo Pasolini, FEEL FLOWS by Paris Zarcilla that went on to win Best Music Based Film – VAN D’OR AWARDS & Best Music Video - LONDON INDEPENDENT Film Festival, A PRECIOUS LIFE by Fraser Precious winner of Best Short Film & Screenplay at London International Filmmaker Festival 2019 and ADAM & EVE by Dmitriy Kashuba, Winner of Best Director Slow Low Film Festival Arizona 2018.
Yiannis is currently starring as well as debuting as a scriptwriter and producer in POISED, a feature film inspired by true events. Poised won Best LGBT Film 2019 in the London Independent Film Festival and is in the Official Selection of qFLIX Philadelphia, Athens Outview and London Greek film festivals.