Julian Manduca

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Julian Manduca (1958 - 2005) was a journalist best known for his social and environmental activism.

Julian was born 2 July 1958 and became affectionately known as Iċ-Choppy in his youth. In 1995 he graduated with a degree in communication studies from the University of Malta, after working as an auditor and in the management team at Sapienza's Bookshop in Valletta.

He eventually joined Newsworks Ltd as consultant editor, writing frequent pieces for MaltaToday as well as The Malta Financial and Business Times. He also worked with the ethical trade organisation Aw Tribu Tip Top. He coordinated the University Film Club for seven years and remained active within the leadership of the envirnomental group Friends of the Earth (Malta) until the time of his sudden death. He was also a founding member of other environmental groups in Malta, including Żgħażagħ għall-Ambjent and Moviment għall-Ambjent.

Julian Manduca was married to the German actress Irene Christ. In 2002 they established the theatre company Actinghouse Productions, aiming to bring together theatre people from different European countries while producing high quality performances

He died on 17 May 2005 at the age of 46.