Andrei Alekseyevich Popov
12 April 1918|
|Died||14 June 1983
|Occupation||Actor, Film director|
Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (12 April 1918 – 14 June 1983) was a Russian stage actor and film director.
His father, Aleksei Popov, was the director of the Red Army Theatre. Young Popov made his film debut in 1930, as a schoolboy in Russian silent film 'Krupnaya nepriyatnost'; that film was eventually lost or destroyed during the turbulent history if 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 the Second World War, 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, Efremov, Tabakov, and other stars of Russian theatre. He appeared in more than 40 films between 1947 and 1981.
- Oblomov (1980)
- Taming of the Fire (1972)
- The Seventh Companion (1967)
- The Taming of the Shrew (1962)
- Hostile Whirlwinds (1953)
- Othello (1955)
- Mussorgsky (1950)
- Marite (1947)
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