Veniamin Smekhov

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Veniamin Smekhov

Veniamin Borisovich Smekhov (Russian: Вениами́н Бори́сович Сме́хов; born August 10, 1940 in Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian actor and stage director. Refused the title of People's Artist of Russia,[1] which was suggested to him to the 70-year anniversary.[2]

Smekhov has long worked in the Moscow Taganka Theatre where his roles included Woland in a stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. In film, he is most known and loved for the role of Athos in a Russian version of The Three Musketeers (1978) and its sequels (1992, 1993).[3] He also has written children poetry, scripts, memoirs and humour.

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