|Years active 1961—|
Name Nikolai Burlyayev
Spouse Inga Shatova
|Born August 3, 1946 (age 69) (1946-08-03) Moscow, Soviet Union|
Children Ivan Burlyaev, Maria Burlyayeva, Georgiy Burlyayev, Ilya Burlyayev, Darya Burlyayeva
Parents Pyotr Burlyaev, Tatyana Mikhaylova
Siblings Boris Burlyayev, Gennady Burlyayev
Movies Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, The Admiral, The Master and Margarita, Trial on the Road
Similar People Natalya Bondarchuk, Ivan Burlyaev, Natalya Varley, Valentin Zubkov, Andrei Tarkovsky
Nikolai Petrovich Burlyayev (Russian: Николай Петрович Бурляев, born 3 August 1946) is a Soviet and Russian actor. Born into a family of actors, Burlyayev started his career in film and theatre when he was still a child. He is best known for his title role in Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood. He worked with Tarkovsky again four years later, as Boriska in Andrei Rublev.
Burlyayev is a graduate of the Film Directors’ Faculty of VGIK, where he studied under Mikhail Romm and Lev Kulidzhanov. His later films include Wartime Romance (1983) and Lermontov (1986), where he played the lead.
Since 1991 Burlyayev has been the founder and director of the annual Zolotoi Vityaz (Golden Knight) Moscow Film Festival of Slavic and Orthodox Peoples, and since 1996 he has been the founder and chairman of the International Association of Cinematographers of Slavic and Orthodox Peoples.
In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.
He is married to Natalya Bondarchuk, and is thus the son-in-law of Sergei Bondarchuk and Inna Makarova.