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Joe Abeywickrama
ජෝ අබේවික්‍රම
1933 - 2011
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SUMMARY

Joe Abeywickrama ජෝ අබේවික්‍රම
Gamini Patibadage Don John Joe Abeywickrama
  • Birthday : 1933 June 13
  • Died : 2011 September 21
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
    1Best Actor
    Singapore International Film Festival - 1999
    Singapore

    NATIONAL AWARDS

     
    FILMOGRAPHY


    AS CAST MEMBER

    1Saradama
    Actor
    1957
    2Awishwasaya
    Actor
    1959
    3Sri 296
    Main Actor
    1959
    4Gehanu Geta
    Actor
    1959
    5Sirimalee
    Actor
    1959
    6Nalagana
    Actor
    1960
    7Pirimiyek Nisa
    Actor
    1960
    8Daruwa Kageda
    Actor
    1961
    9Ranmuthu Duwa
    Actor
    1962
    10Deva Sundari
    Main Actor
    1962
    11Vena Svargayak Kumatada
    Actor
    1963
    12Deepasika
    Actor
    1963
    13Heta Pramada Vadi
    Actor
    1964
    14Gatavarayo
    Actor
    1964
    15Suba Sarana Sapa Sithe
    Actor
    1964
    16Sithaka Mahima
    Actor
    1964
    17Chandiya
    Actor
    1965
    18Sathutai Kandulai
    Actor
    1965
    19Saaravita
    Main Actor
    1965
    20Hithata Hitha
    Actor
    1965
    21Allapu Gedara
    Main Actor
    1965
    22Satha Panaha
    Actor
    1965
    23Sweep Ticket
    Main Actor
    1965
    24Landaka Mahima
    Actor
    1965
    25Sangavena Sevanella
    Main Actor
    1966
    26Senasuma Kothanada
    Actor
    1966
    27Mahadena Muththa
    Main Actor
    1966
    28Athulveema Thahanam
    Actor
    1966
    29Sigiri Kashyapa
    Actor
    1966
    30Kapatikama
    Main Actor
    1966
    31Parasathu Mal
    Actor
    1966
    32Sorungeth Soru
    Actor
    1967
    33Manamalayo
    Actor
    1967
    34Daru Duka
    Actor
    1967
    35Sadol Kandulu
    Main Actor
    1967
    36Punchi Baba
    Main Actor
    1968
    37Akka Nago
    Main Actor
    1968
    38Amathikama
    Main Actor
    1968
    39Dahasak Sithuvili
    Main Actor
    1968
    40Adaravanthayo
    Actor
    1968
    41Ataveni Pudumaya
    Main Actor
    1968
    42Senehasa
    Main Actor
    1969
    43Oba Nathi Nam
    Main Actor
    1969
    44Naarilatha
    Main Actor
    1969
    45Harimaga
    Main Actor
    1969
    46Baduth Ekka Horu
    Actor
    1969
    47Uthum Sthri
    Main Actor
    1969
    48Pravesam Vanna
    Actor
    1969
    49Paara Walalu
    Actor
    1969
    50Pancha
    Main Actor
    1969
    51Romeo Juliet Kathawak
    Actor
    1969
    52Lasseta Kodiya
    Main Actor
    1970
    53Thevatha
    Actor
    1970
    54Thunman Handiya
    Main Actor
    1970
    55Seeye Nottuwa
    Main Actor
    1971
    56Welikathara
    Actor
    1971
    57Haralakshaya
    Main Actor
    1971
    58Veeduru Geval
    Main Actor
    1972
    59Mathara Achchi
    Main Actor
    1973
    60Thushara
    Actor
    1973
    61Sadahatama Oba Mage
    Actor
    1973
    62Kalyani Ganga
    Main Actor
    1974
    63Onna Babo Billo Enawa
    Main Actor
    1974
    64Suraya Surayamai
    Actor
    1975
    65Raththaran Amma
    Actor
    1975
    66Tharanga
    Actor
    1975
    67Sikuruliya
    Actor
    1975
    68Sadhana
    Actor
    1975
    69Kaludiya Dahara
    Actor
    1975
    70Desa Nisa
    Main Actor
    1975
    71Wasana
    Actor
    1976
    72Madol Doova
    Actor
    1976
    73Kolamba Sanniya
    Actor
    1976
    74Unnath Daahai Malath Daahai
    Actor
    1976
    75Onna Maame Kella Panapi
    Actor
    1976
    76Hithuvoth Hithuvaamai
    Actor
    1977
    77Yali Ipade
    Main Actor
    1977
    78Siripala Ha Ranmanika
    Actor
    1977
    79Gehenu Lamai
    Actor
    1978
    80Siripathula
    Main Actor
    1978
    81Selinage Walawwa
    Actor
    1978
    82Sara
    Actor
    1978
    83Veera Puran Appu
    Actor
    1978
    84Bambaru Awith
    Actor
    1978
    85Sally
    Actor
    1978
    86Kumara Kumariyo
    Actor
    1978
    87Sanda Vata Rantharu
    Actor
    1978
    88Ahasin Polovata
    Actor
    1978
    89Jeewana Kandulu
    Actor
    1979
    90Higana Kolla
    Actor
    1979
    91Raja Kollo
    Actor
    1979
    92Wasanthaye Dawasak
    Actor
    1979
    93Pinhamy
    Main Actor
    1979
    94Visihathara Peya
    Main Actor
    1979
    95Hari Pudumai
    Actor
    1979
    96Tak Tik Tuk
    Actor
    1980
    97Jodu Valalu
    Main Actor
    1980
    98Ektam ge
    Actor
    1980
    99Seetha
    Main Actor
    1980
    100Aadara Rathne
    Actor
    1980
    101Siribo Ayya
    Main Actor
    1980
    102Bambara Pahasa
    Actor
    1980
    103Dandu Monara
    Main Actor
    1980
    104Muwan Palassa II
    Actor
    1980
    105Para Dige
    Actor
    1980
    106Sinhabahu
    Main Actor
    1980
    107Kolamkarayo
    Actor
    1981
    108Ranga
    Actor
    1981
    109Beddegama
    Actor
    1981
    110Sayuru Thera
    Actor
    1981
    111Soldadu Unnahe
    Main Actor
    1981
    112Sathara Peranimithi
    Actor
    1981
    113Sathara Diganthaya
    Main Actor
    1981
    114Thana Giravee
    Actor
    1982
    115Wathura Karaththaya
    Actor
    1982
    116Major Sir
    Main Actor
    1982
    117Kele Mal
    Actor
    1982
    118Malata Noena Bambaru
    Main Actor
    1982
    119Rail Para
    Main Actor
    1982
    120Piya Saha Daruwo
    Main Actor
    1982
    121Kadawunu Poronnduwa (New)
    Actor
    1982
    122Ran Mini Muthu
    Actor
    1983
    123Sandamali
    Actor
    1983
    124Sumithuro
    Actor
    1983
    125Niliyakata Pem Kalemi
    Main Actor
    1983
    126Samuganimi Ma Samiyani
    Actor
    1983
    127Subodha
    Main Actor
    1983
    128Muwan Palassa III
    Actor
    1983
    129Monarathenna II
    Actor
    1983
    130Muhudu Lihini
    Actor
    1983
    131Shirani
    Actor
    1984
    132Thaththai Puthai
    Actor
    1984
    133Podi Ralahami
    Actor
    1984
    134Sasara Chethana
    Actor
    1984
    135Vadula
    Actor
    1984
    136Hima Kathara
    Actor
    1984
    137Sahodariyakage Kathava
    Main Actor
    1984
    138Suddilage Kathava
    Actor
    1985
    139Maldeniye Simiyon
    Main Actor
    1986
    140Devuduwa
    Actor
    1986
    141Puja
    Main Actor
    1986
    142Adara Hasuna
    Main Actor
    1986
    143Adara Hasuna
    Actor
    1986
    144Viragaya
    Actor
    1987
    145Rasa Rahasak
    Actor
    1988
    146Angulimala
    Actor
    1988
    147Palama Yata
    Actor
    1990
    148Golu Muhude Kunatuva
    Main Actor
    1991
    149Cheriyo Doctor
    Actor
    1991
    150Sthree
    Main Actor
    1991
    151Umayangana
    Main Actor
    1992
    152Ambu Samiyo
    Main Actor
    1994
    153Cheriyo Captain
    Actor
    1995
    154Avaragira
    Main Actor
    1995
    155Hitha Honda Gahaniyak
    Actor
    1996
    156Loku Duwa
    Actor
    1996
    157Cheriyo Darling
    Main Actor
    1996
    158Bithu Sithuwam
    Main Actor
    1996
    159Sudu Akka
    Main Actor
    1997
    160Wimukthi
    Actor
    1998
    161Theertha Yathra
    Actor
    1999
    162Saroja
    Actor
    2000
    163Raajya Sewaya Pinisai
    Actor
    2000
    164Purahanda Kaluwara
    Main Actor
    2001
    165Aswesuma
    Main Actor
    2001
    166Miss Lanka [ Co-Productions ]
    Actor
    2002
    167Alimankada
    Actor
    2009
    168Tikiri Suwanda
    Main Actor
    2010
    169Mahindagamanaya
    Actor
    2011
    170Dheewari
    Main Actor
    2011
    171Selwam
    Actor
    2011
    172Prathiroo
    Actor
    2012
    173Abinikmana
    Actor
    2013

    AS CREW MEMBER

    1Sorungeth Soru
    Dialogs
    1967

    UPCOMING

    1Peter of the Elephant
    Main Actor
    BIOGRAPHY

    Deshabandu Gammana Patabendige Don John "Joe" Abeywickrama (Sinhala:ජෝ අබේවික්‍රම) (22 June 1927 – 21 September 2011), known as Joe Abeywickrama, was a Sri Lankan actor. He began acting in 1955 and achieved fame as a comedic actor. Since 1965, Abeywickrama has also done dramatic roles.

    He has won 18 Sarasavi Awards and Presidential Awards. At the 1999 Singapore International Film Festival, Abeywickrama won a Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Actor for his portrayal of a grieving father in Pura Handa Kaluwara (English: Death on a Full Moon Day), a first for a Sri Lankan. He is considered by many to be the finest character actor the country has produced

    He is also widely known as a Crowned king of Sri Lankan cinema history and he was the second to die of the three crowned cinema heroes. (the first cinema king to die was Gamini Fonseka and last of three to die was Tony Ranasinghe. He is the first Sri Lankan actor to ever participated for Filmfare Film Festival, where he participated in 1966.

    EARLY LIFE


    Gammana Patabendige Don John "Joe" Abeywickrama was born in Lellopitiya (near Ratnapura), Sri Lanka and grew up in a rural area. He was the eldest of four children. His surroundings instilled in him a strong appreciation of nature and hard work.

    Abeywickrama graduated from St. Aloysius' College and Sivali Central College in Ratnapura. In the 1940s he settled in Colombo and started working for Sirisena Wimalaweera's studio Nawajeewana. Initially limited to doing office chores, Abeywickrama eventually became involved in films screened in Ratnapura by the studio. He made contacts with film industry insiders while with the studio, and on his leave obtained a role in Devasundari.

    FILM ACTOR


    Abeywickrama has acted in more than 150 films and began his acting career in stage plays and made his film acting debut in ‘Devasundari’ in 1955.[3] Abeywickrama's first notable role was in Saradama as an eccentric police officer who collected ants. He obtained the role with the help of his friend Florida Jayalath and considers it to be his first real role and a turning point in his career. After Saradama Abeywickrama was in demand as a comedic actor.

    Abeywickrama began taking more dramatic roles with Shesha Palihakkara's Saravita, an award-winning film. With D. B. Nihalsinghe's Welikathara Abeywickrama continued in this field. In the 1971 film he portrays the stern Goring Mudalali. He also starred in Mahagama Sekera's Tun Man Handiya in 1970.

    AUTHOR


    Abeywickrama published his first novel Maha Bambata Muhunu Dekai in 1972.

     
     
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