Mikhail Boyarsky

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Mikhail Boyarsky
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Mikhail Boyarskiy with Order of Friendship
Born Mikhail Sergeevich Boyarsky
(1949-12-26) 26 December 1949 (age 67)
Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR
Occupation Actor, singer
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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. He starred in the film's two sequels.

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]

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Film/TV Year Role Other notes
Sherlock Holmes (2013) Inspector Lestrade TV Series
Peter the Great: The Testament (2011) Dimitrie Cantemir TV Mini-Series
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!
Novye Bremenskiye (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
Tayna korolevy Anny ili mushketyory 30 let spustya (1993) d'Artagnan a.k.a. The Secret of Queen Anne or Musketeers Thirty Years After
Mushketyory 20 let spustya (1992) d'Artagnan a.k.a. Musketeers Twenty Years After
Tartyuf (1992) Tartuffe (TV) ... a.k.a. Tartuffe
Choknute (1991) Nikolai I, the Tsar a.k.a. Crazies
Viva gardemarines! (1991) de Brillieu a.k.a. Vivat, Midshipmen!
Don Sezar 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
Sobaka na sene (1977) Teodoro (TV) ... a.k.a. Dog on the Hay; a.k.a. The Dog in the Manger
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)
Sentimentalnyy roman (1976) a.k.a. Sentimental Romance
Novogodnie priklyucheniya Mashi i Viti (1975) Kot Matvey (TV)
The Elder Son (1976) Silva a.k.a. Elder Son
Solomennaya shlyapka (1974) Ninardi TV mini-series ... a.k.a. The Straw Hat (USA)
Truffaldino iz Bergamo (1972) Truffaldino (voice) (uncredited) a.k.a. Truffaldino from Bergamo


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