Mikhail Boyarsky

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Mikhail Boyarsky
Михаил Боярский

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Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky

(1949-12-26) 26 December 1949 (age 71)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1973–present
TitlePeople’s Artist of the RSFSR (1990)

Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Боя́рский; born 26 December 1949 in Leningrad) is a Soviet and Russian actor and singer. He is best known for playing swashbucklers in historical adventure films; the role of d'Artagnan in the 1978 Soviet adaptation of Alexander Dumas' Three Musketeers elevated Boyarsky to the nationwide fame. In the 1980s, he was also popular as a singer. Boyarsky is an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984) and a People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1990).


Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky was born in the family of Sergey Boyarsky [ru] and Ekaterina Milenteva, both Komissarjevsky Theatre actors. He studied piano in a music school affiliated with the Conservatory. After school, Boyarsky entered Institute of Theatre Music and Cinema, finishing in 1972 and begun working in the Lensoviet Theatre for Igor Vladimirov.

In the cinema, the actor made a debut in the films Bridges and The Straw Hat (1974), becoming well known in 1975 after his role in the picture Eldest Son. He found much greater popularity in the main role of Troubadour in the theatre musical The Troubadour and His Friends, with the princess played by Larissa Luppian [ru], who soon became his wife. In 1976, he played the big bad wolf in the movie Ma-ma.

His popularity really took off in 1978 after Boyarsky starred in the musical film d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers. After that, he was typecast as a swashbuckler for two decades; he reprised his role as d'Artagnan in three sequels and portrayed other "sword and hat" characters in adventure movies like The Dog in the Manger (1978), The Prisoner of Château d'If (1988), Gardes-Marines, Ahead! (1988), Don Cesar de Bazan (1989), Viva Gardes-Marines! (1991), Queen Margot (1996), Taras Bulba (2009), among others. Being a singer, he also often starred in musical films. Occasionally he played against type, like in Extra Ticket or The Waiting Room.

Personal life[edit]

With Larissa Luppian, he has a son, Sergei Boyarsky (born in 1979), and a daughter, Elizaveta Boyarskaya (born 20 December 1985).

Since April 2013 - the leader of the Movement for rights of smokers.[1]

In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the official Russia's position on the Crimean question.[2]

As a native of Saint Petersburg, Boyarsky is a fan of local FC Zenit.

Popular Songs[edit]

Honours and awards[edit]


Film/TV Year Role Other notes
Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf 3 (2016) Scholar Cat Voice
Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf 2 (2013) Scholar Cat Voice
Sherlock Holmes (2013) Inspector Lestrade TV Series
Peter the Great: The Testament (2011) Dimitrie Cantemir TV Mini-Series
Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf (2011) Scholar Cat Voice
Taras Bulba (2009) Moisei Shilo Based on novel by Nikolai Gogol
The Return of the Musketeers, or The Treasures of Cardinal Mazarin (2009) d'Artagnan
Schastliviy (2005) TV mini-series ... a.k.a. Lucky
The Idiot (2003) Keller TV mini-series
Plachu vperyod! (2001) Mikhail Raspyatov, an actor a.k.a. ... I Pay in Advance!
The New Bremen Town Musicians (2000) King
Zal ozhidaniya (1998) Vitya TV series ... a.k.a. the Waiting Room
Koroleva Margo (1996) Maurevel (Morvel) TV series ... a.k.a. Queen Margot
The Secret of Queen Anne or Musketeers Thirty Years After (1993) d'Artagnan
Musketeers Twenty Years After (1992) d'Artagnan
Tartyuf (1992) Tartuffe (TV) ... a.k.a. Tartuffe
Choknute (1991) Nikolai I, the Tsar a.k.a. Crazies
Viva Gardes-Marines! (1991) de Brillieu a.k.a. Vivat, Midshipmen!
Don Cesar de Bazan (1989) Don César (TV) a.k.a. Don César de Bazan
Iskusstvo zhit' v Odesse (1989) M. Boyarsky a.k.a. The Art of Living in Odessa
The Prisoner of Château d'If (1988) Fernan Mondego, Count de Morcerf a.k.a. The Count of Monte-Cristo, a.k.a. The Prisoner of If Castle
A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines (1987) Cherny (Black)
Gardemarines ahead! (1987) Chevalier de Brillieu TV mini-series ... a.k.a. Midshipmen, Charge!
Higher Than Rainbow (1986) Alik's Dad (TV) ... a.k.a. Above the Rainbow
Gum-gam (1985)
Geroy eyo romana (1984) a.k.a. Hero of Her Romance
Lishniy bilet (1983) a.k.a. Extra Ticket
Peppi Dlinniy Chulok (1982) Captain Dlinniy Chulok, Peppi's father (TV) a.k.a. Pippi Longstocking
Tamozhnya (1982) Yuri Khorunzhev a.k.a. Customs
Dusha (1981) a.k.a. Soul
Kuda on denetsya! (1981)
Nesravnennyy Nakonechnikov (1981) a.k.a. The Incomparable Nakonechnikov
Letuchiy korabl (1979) (voice) a.k.a. Flying Ship
Svatovstvo gusara (1979) (TV)
d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978) D'Artagnan TV mini-series
Komissiya po rassledovaniyu (1978) a.k.a. The Investigation Commission
Poka bezumstvuyet mechta (1978) a.k.a. While the Dream Is Raving
Povar i pevitsa (1978) (voice) Barmaleyev a.k.a. A Cook and a Singer
The Dog in the Manger (1978) Teodoro (TV)
Dikiy Gavrila (1976)
Goluboy shchenok (1976) Pirate (voice) a.k.a. Blue Puppy
Kak Ivanushka-durachok za chudom khodil (1976) Konokrad a.k.a. How Ivanushka the Fool Travelled in Search of Wonder
Ma-ma (1976) Titi Suru the Wolf a.k.a. Mummy; a.k.a. Rock'n Roll Wolf
Poezd pamyati (1976) (voice)
Sentimental Romance (1976)
New Year Adventures of Masha and Vitya (1975) Kot Matvey (TV)
The Elder Son (1976) Silva
The Straw Hat (1974) Ninardi TV mini-series
Truffaldino from Bergamo (1972) Truffaldino (voice) (uncredited) a.k.a. Truffaldino from Bergamo


  1. ^ "Михаил Боярский поборется за права курильщиков". Sostav.ru.
  2. ^ "Деятели культуры России — в поддержку позиции Президента по Украине и Крыму". Russian Federation Department of Culture. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 25 декабря 2009 года № 1473 «О награждении орденом „За заслуги перед Отечеством“ IV степени Боярского М. С.»[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 19 июля 2001 года № 892 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской федерации»[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Медаль «В память 300-летия Петербурга» (22 мая 2003 года)[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Боярский, Захаров, митрополит Петербургский и Ладожский Владимир

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