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Joe Abeywickrama
ජෝ අබේවික්‍රම
1933 - 2011
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SUMMARY

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
1Best Actor
Singapore International Film Festival - 1999
Singapore

 
NATIONAL AWARDS

1 For Best Performances

2nd Sarasaviya Awards - 1965
Gatavarayo

2 Best Actor

2nd United Lanka Fans Society Award Ceremony 1965
Gatavarayo

3 Best Actor

3rd Sarasaviya Awards - 1966
Saaravita

4 Favourite CharactorCharactor : Saraiyya

3rd Sarasaviya Awards - 1966
Saaravita

5 Best Actor

1st Swarna Sanka Award Ceremony 1966

6 Best Actor

1st Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1968
Sadol Kandulu

7 Best Actor

4th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1971
Thunman Handiya

8 Favourite Co Actor54,218

3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972

9 25 Years Best Perfomance

3rd Deepashika Award Ceremony 1972

10 Best Actor [2nd]

5th Vicharaka Sammana Ulela 1972
Welikathara

11 Actor - Most Number of Films [2nd]

4th Deepashika Award Ceremony 1974

12 Best Actor

6th OCIC Award Ceremony 1979
Bambaru Awith

13 Merit Award

1st Presidential Award 1979
Bambaru Awith

14 Best Supporting Actor

2nd Presidential Award 1980
Wasanthaye Dawasak

15 Best Actor

3rd Presidential Award 1981
Siribo Ayya

16 Best Actor

8th OCIC Award Ceremony 1981
Dandu Monara

17 Best Actor

4th Presidential Award 1982
Beddegama

18 Best Actor

10th Sarasaviya Awards - 1982
Beddegama

19 Best Actor

5th Presidential Award 1983
Malata Noena Bambaru

20 Best Actor

11th Sarasaviya Awards - 1983
Malata Noena Bambaru

21 Best Actor

10th OCIC Award Ceremony 1983
Malata Noena Bambaru

22 "Ranathisara" Award

14th Sarasaviya Awards - 1986

23 Best Actor

9th Presidential Award 1987
Puja

24 Best Actor

15th Sarasaviya Awards - 1987
Maldeniye Simiyon

25 Best Actor

14th OCIC Award Ceremony 1987
Maldeniye Simiyon

26 "Swarna Sinha" Award

9th Presidential Award 1987

27 Best Supporting Actor

19th Sarasaviya Awards - 1991
Palama Yata

28 Best Actor

20th Sarasaviya Awards - 1992
Golu Muhude Kunatuva

29 Best Actor

19th OCIC Award Ceremony 1992
Golu Muhude Kunatuva

30 Best Actor

21st Sarasaviya Awards - 1993
Umayangana

31 Best Performance Award

20th OCIC Award Ceremony 1993
Umayangana

32 Best Actor

5th Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1993
Umayangana

33 Best Actor

11th Presidential Award 1997
Bithu Sithuwam

34 Best Supporting Actor

8th Swarna Sanka Cinema Awards Ceremony 1997
Bithu Sithuwam

35 Best Actor

25th Sarasaviya Awards - 1998
Bithu Sithuwam

36 Best Supporting Actor

13th Presidential Award 2000
Theertha Yathra

37 Best Actor

27th Sarasaviya Awards - 2002
Purahanda Kaluwara

38 Best Actor

27th OCIC Award Ceremony 2002
Raajya Sewaya Pinisai

39 Best Actor

28th OCIC and UNDA Award Ceremony 2002
Purahanda Kaluwara

40 Best Actor (Rajatha Sammana)

36th SIGNIS Awards
Dheewari
 
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 Kandului
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 Nethi Nam
Main Actor
1969
44Naarilatha
Main Actor
1969
45Harimaga
Main Actor
1969
46Baduth Ekka Horu
Actor
1969
47Uthum Sthriya
Main Actor
1969
48Pravesam Vanna
Actor
1969
49Paara Walalu
Actor
1969
50Pancha
Main Actor
1969
51Romio-Juliet Kathawak
Actor
1969
52Lakseta 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

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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