George Eugeniou was born in Limassol, Cyprus in June 1931, and came to London in 1950 to study theatre with the support of his eldest sister and her family. He trained at Morley College and received a scholarship to the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where he won Spotlight and Webber Cup awards for his acting. In 1954 he joined Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland as an acting Assistant Stage Manager. He returned to London and joined a Cypriot amateur group under the auspices of The Cypriot Brotherhood with Paul Stasino, Anna Koutayiar and Theo Moreas. In 1955 he joined Sir Donald Wolfit’s company with the play The Strong are Lonely by Fritz Hochwaeld, which toured major English cities. In 1956 he joined Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop in Stratford East with several productions including the Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan.