Το Νησί – The Island

Victoria as an extra in "To Nisi"

Victoria as an extra in “To Nisi”

Το Νησί, the Greek television adaptation of ‘The Island’ premièred on 11 October 2010 to record ratings and critical acclaim. Victoria had turned down offers from Hollywood to adapt the book, preferring the book to be adapted by MegaTV

The 26 episode series was written for the screen by Mirella Papaeconomou who, (with Victoria’s permission) added stories and characters and Victoria was actively involved in the entire process. The series was directed by Thodoris Papadoulakis and shot on location in Crete, in Plaka, Spinalonga, upper Elounda, and Agios Nikolaos.

Victoria contributed ideas and retained some degree of artistic control on the series, visited the set on several occasions and even played a walk-on part in one episode (see photo left).

Victoria even wrote the lyrics to the song used over the closing credits; a song which was also played at the 2010 “Life & Style” Women of the Year Awards, at which Victoria was guest of honour (see photos of the Awards ceremony)

 

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