Boryslav Mykolayovych Brondukov (Ukrainian: Борислáв Миколáйович Брондукóв; Russian: Борислав Николаевич Брондуков; 1 March 1938 – 10 March 2004) was a Soviet and Ukrainian film character actor, People's Artist of Ukraine.
He was born in the village of Dubova somewhere in Kiev oblast of Ukrainian SSR in a Russian-Polish family. After graduating a construction vocational school he started to work at the Kiev Arsenal factory which after World War II was once again established in the city.
At this time Brondukov began to perform in theater as well. His work was seen by the rector of Karpenko-Karyi Institute of Theatrical Arts in Kiev and at an age of 23 Borislav became a student there.
Since 1965 Brondukov has been an actor of the Dovzhenko Film Studios (Kiev), though he has worked at many other film studios in the Soviet Union as well.
Brondukov became a People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1988) and the first winner of the Alexander Dovzhenko Ukrainian State Prize (1995).
He was featured in over 100 movies among which are Zakhar Berkut, Vavilon with Mykolaychuk, Mimino, the role of Inspector Lestrade in The Hound of the Baskervilles and other Holmes TV series directed by Igor Maslennikov, and others.Viy (Вий, 1967) as divinity student (uncredited)
Annychka (Аннычка, 1968) as Krupyak
Dangerous Tour (Опасные гастроли, 1969) as Antip, the watchman
Bonus (Премия, 1975) as Aleksandr A. Zyubin
Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (Табор уходит в небо, 1975) as Bucha
Afonya (Афоня, 1975) as Fedulov
The Captivating Star of Happiness (Звезда пленительного счастья, 1975) as soldier
The Days of the Turbins (Дни Турбиных, 1976) as bolshevik agitator
The Troubled Month of Veresen (Тревожный месяц вересень, 1977) as Popelenko
Mimino (Мимино, 1977) as helicopter passenger
The Nose (Нос, 1977) as Ivan
Autumn Marathon (Осенний марафон, 1979) as casual passer
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона. Знакомство, 1979) as Inspector Lestrade
The Garage (Гараж, 1981) as The Groom
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона. Смертельная схватка, 1980) as Inspector Lestrade
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона. Собака Баскервилей, 1981) as Inspector Lestrade
Say a Word for the Poor Hussar (О бедном гусаре замолвите слово, 1981) as 2nd jailer
Tears Were Falling (Слёзы капали, 1982) as Fyodor Vanichkin
Sportloto-82 (Спортлото-82, 1982) as director of the tourist camp
The Treasures of Agra (Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона. Сокровища Агры, 1983) as Inspector Lestrade
We Are from Jazz (Мы из джаза, 1983) as fake of Captain Kolbasyev
A Cruel Romance (Жестокий романс, 1984) as servant
Dangerous for Your Life! (Опасно для жизни, 1985) as Andrey Pavlovich Peredelkin
The Twentieth Century Approaches (Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона. Двадцатый век начинается, 1986) as Inspector Lestrade
A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines (Человек с бульвара Капуцинов, 1987) as stray cowboy
Bright Personality (Светлая личность, 1988) as head of personnel
The Master and Margarita (Мастер и Маргарита, 1994) as Ivan Savilievich Varenukha