George Clooney’s fiancée, lawyer Amal Alamuddin, is considering to take action for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. According to andro.gr, she will be visiting Greece on September 11 and will meet with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
Greek-German cinematographer/director Phaedon Papamichael spoke on the issue in an interview with andro.gr and revealed that Alamuddin is very interested in pursuing the case. Furthermore, he added that the Greek Tourism and Finance Ministers have contacted him along with the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, requesting that he asks his longtime friend George Clooney to become an advocate for the return of the marbles.
“Hopefully this development will have a long-term effect and will not be subjected to political exploitation,” he said. “Celebrities like Clooney and Alamuddin do not tolerate such petty political games.”
Clooney also spoke about the Parthenon Marbles issue during the Berlin International Film Festival. He stressed the need for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece causing a wave of enthusiasm from supporters of the idea and reactions from the USA.
So far, there has not been an official announcement from the Culture Ministry regarding the meeting between Alamuddin and Samaras.