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 Mikhail Boyarsky

Born:   December, 26th, 1949

popular Russian film and theatre actor and singer


The grandson of Renovated metropolitan A.I. Boyarsky of Ivanovo and Kineshma, Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky was born on December, 26th, 1949 in Leningrad, into the family of actors of Komissarzhevskaya Theatre - Sergei Aleksandrovich Boyarsky (1916 — 1976) and Yekaterina Melentyeva.

As a boy Mikhail attended a musical school at the Conservatory, majoring in piano. After school he entered the Leningrad State Theatre, Music and Cinematography Institute and upon graduation in 1972 found himself being auditioned by director of Lensovet Theatre Igor Petrovich Vladimirov and was admitted to the troupe. He began his theatre career as an extra player in the stage play Crime and Punishment after Fyodor Dostoevsky, where Boyarsky played some student. The actor started gaining popularity thanks to his lead as the Troubadour in G.Gladkov's musical Troubadour and His Friends, where the role of Princess was performed by Larisa Luppian, who soon became his wife. He worked in Lensovet Theatre till 1986 and appeared in many of the stage plays by Vladimirov during that period.

Mikhail debuted in cinema when a schoolboy yet – he played in the short "Matches are no toy for children".

But he made his debut “for real” in the movies Bridges (1973) and Golden-Coloured Straw Hat (1974), and turned really famous after his role of Silva in the drama film The Elder Son (1975). One of Boyarsky’s best film works is the role of Teodoro in Yan Frid’s musical film The Dog in the Manger (1977) (after the play by Félix Lope de Vega).

Mikhail Boyarsky had his hour of triumph in 1979 due to release of Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich’ musical film D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers starring him, though initially he had been intended for the role of Roshfor. Thanks to d’Artagnan and popular songs from the film the actor’s glory rocketed to improbable heights, and subsequently he played the same character in the movie’s sequels, which were far less successful. Other popular work of the actor was that in Svetlana Druzhinina’s historical-adventure serial movies Naval Cadets, Charge! (1987) and Vivat, Naval Cadets! (1991). After the death of Yury Nikulin in 1997 Mikhail Boyarsky became one of the hosts of the comedian telecast White Parrot . A special place in Boyarsky’s career is given to concerts and meetings with spectators, voice scoring of animations and recording songs.

He is the organizer of Benefice Theatre, the performance of which «Intimate Life» after Noël Coward took the prize at the international festival Winter Avignon in 1997. He is also a member of the Guild of Stuntmen.

The actor’s personal predilections are as follows: The Beatles (in his youth the actor himself wrote songs and performed in the rock band Nomads, and later in 1997 in the group Silver); football (he is a passionate fan of Petersburg football club Zenith); philosophical books, and thoughts of great people that can prompt something important for him and his close people. Among his hobbies that are not directly connected with his acting career, one can mention design.

Mikhail Boyarsky is known for his explosive temperament, musicality, and innate plasticity. He plays courageous and charming heroes, daredevils, adventurers and impudent rascals. On telecasts he invariably appears wearing a black shovel hat, which comedians like to joke about.

The actor lives in St.Petersburg.

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