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Andrei Alekseyevich Popov

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Occupation  Actor, Film director
Role  Actor
Name  Andrei Popov
Years active  1930–1982

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Born  12 April 1918 (1918-04-12) Kostroma, Russia
Died  June 14, 1983, Moscow, Russia
Movies  Oblomov, Othello, Taming of the Fire, The Seventh Companion, The Memory of the Heart
Similar People  Aleksey Dmitrievich Popov, Daniil Khrabrovitsky, Sergei Yutkevich, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Aleksei German

Parents  Aleksey Dmitrievich Popov

Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (Russian: Андрей Алексеевич Попов; 12 April 1918 – 14 June 1983) was a Russian stage actor and film director.

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Biography

His father, Aleksei Popov, was the director of the Red Army Theatre. Young Popov made his film debut in 1930, as a schoolboy in Russian silent film 'Krupnaya nepriyatnost'; that film was eventually lost or destroyed during the turbulent history of the Soviet Union.

Between 1935 and 1939 Popov studied acting at the Drama Studio of the Red Army Theatre in Moscow. Until 1974 he was a permanent member of the troupe at the Central Theatre of the Soviet Army (formerly known as the Red Army Theatre).

During the Second World War, Andrei Popov entertained soldiers at the front-lines. After his father's retirement in 1963, Andrei Popov succeeded him as the artistic director of the Soviet Army Theatre.

In 1974, Popov was invited to join the Moscow Art Theatre. There he co-starred in several stage productions together with such partners as Smoktunovsky, Efremov, Tabakov, and other stars of Russian theatre. He appeared in more than 40 films between 1947 and 1981.

Andrei Popov was designated a People's Artist of the USSR and also received the State Prize of the USSR. From 1960s to 1982 he taught acting at Moscow State Theatrical Institute (GITIS).

Selected filmography

  • A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov (Несколько дней из жизни И. И. Обломова, 1980) as Zakhar
  • Taming of the Fire (Укрощение огня, 1972) as Gromov
  • The Seventh Companion (Седьмой спутник, 1967) as general Adamov
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Укрощение строптивой, 1962) as Petruchio
  • Hostile Whirlwinds (Вихри враждебные, 1953) as R. H. Bruce Lockhart
  • Othello (Отелло, 1955) as Iago
  • The Road (Дорога, 1955) as professor Sergey Baytalin
  • Mussorgsky (1950) as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • References

    Andrei Alekseyevich Popov Wikipedia


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