Andrei Alekseyevich Popov

Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (Russian: Андрей Алексеевич Попов; 12 April 1918 – 14 June 1983)[1][dead link] was a Soviet and Russian actor, theatre director and pedagogue. People's Artist of the USSR (1965).

Andrei Popov
Andrei Alekseyevich Popov

(1918-04-12)12 April 1918
Died14 June 1983(1983-06-14) (aged 65)
OccupationActor, theater director, pedagogue
Years active1940–1983


His father, Aleksey Popov, was the director of the Red Army Theatre. Young Popov made his film debut in 1930, as a schoolboy in Russian silent film Large Nuisance; 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 World War II, 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, Yefremov, Tabakov, and other stars of Russian theater. 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 Stalin Prize.[2][not specific enough to verify] From 1960s to 1982 he taught acting at Russian Institute of Theatre Arts.

Partial filmographyEdit

  • Maryte (1947) as Mykolas
  • Mussorgsky (1950) as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1951) as Nikolay Nekhyudov
  • Kompozitor Glinka (1952)
  • Hostile Whirlwinds (Вихри враждебные, 1953) as R. H. Bruce Lockhart
  • The Safety Match (1954) as Detective Emil Dyukovsky
  • The Road (Дорога, 1955) as Professor Sergey Baytalin
  • Othello (Отелло, 1955) as Iago
  • Chelkash (1957) as Chelkash
  • Guttaperchevyy malchik (1957) as Count Sergey
  • Poyedinok (1957) as Vasili Nazansky
  • Pamyat serdtsa (1958) as Pilot Ralph Chadwick
  • Mechty sbyvayutsya (1959) as Pyotr Tarasovich Ilchenko
  • Russkiy suvenir (1960) as Mister Scott, American millionaire
  • A Gentle Creature (1960) as Pawnbroker
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Укрощение строптивой, 1962, TV Movie) as Petruchio
  • Vsyo ostayotsya lyudyam (1963) as Serafim Nikolayevich
  • Hamlet (1964)
  • Palata (1965) as Novikov - pisatel
  • V gorode S. (1967) as Chekhov
  • The Seventh Companion (Седьмой спутник, 1968) as Maj. Gen. Adamov
  • Dnevnye zvyozdy (1968) as Olga's father
  • Szerelmi álmok - Liszt (1970) (voice)
  • Krazha (1970)
  • Taming of the Fire (Укрощение огня, 1972) as Nikolay Logunov
  • Uchitel peniya (1973) as The teacher of singing
  • Povest o chelovecheskom serdtse (1976) as Sergei Krymov
  • Shag navstrechu (1976) as Captain
  • Kak Ivanushka-durachok za chudom khodil (1977) as Lukomor Lukomorich
  • A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov (Несколько дней из жизни И. И. Обломова, 1980) as Zakhar
  • Fevralskiy veter (1981)

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