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Nikolay Cherkasov (1903–1966)


The preeminent Russian actor, at least in Western eyes, of the first half of the twentieth century. He became interested in the theatre as a teenager and joined the Teatr Mariinskij as a stagehand in 1918. He apprenticed with various traveling companies and therein learned ballet, pantomime, and acrobatics. He studied at the St. Petersburg (... See full bio »

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Known For

Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky Aleksandr Nevsky
(1938)
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
(1945)
Ivan the Terrible, Part II
(1958)
Don Kikhot
Don Kikhot Don Quixote de la Mancha / Alonso Quixano
(1957)

Filmography

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 1988 Ivan the Terrible, Part III (Short)
Czar Ivan IV (uncredited)
 1965 Tretya molodost
Gedeonov
 1963 Vsyo ostayotsya lyudyam
Scientist Fedor Dronov
 1953 Rimskiy-Korsakov
Stasov (as N. Cherkasov)
 1949 Schastlivogo plavaniya
kapitan Levashov (as N. Cherkasov)
 1949 Aleksandr Popov
Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov
 1947 Pirogov
Lyadov (as N. Cherkasov)
 1947 Novyy dom
Academician Kostousov (as N. Cherkasov)
 1947 Spring
Arkadi Mikhailovich Gromov
 1947 In the Name of Life
Lukich, the attendant
 1942 Fortress on the Volga
Peasant (uncredited)
 1939 Friends
Beta, an Ossetian
 1938 Alexander Nevsky
Aleksandr Nevsky (as N. Cherkasov)
 1938 Ostrov sokrovishch
Billy Bones (as N. Cherkasov)
 1937 Ski Battalion
Commander-in-Chief
 1936 Three Women
 1935 Granitsa
 1935 Zhenitba Zhana Knukke
Captain Hans Pfal
 1935 Red Army Days
Kolka Loshak
 1935 Happiness
 1934 Kto tvoy drug
 1932 Shame
 1929 Rodnoy brat
 1929 Luna sleva
Kalugin
 1928 Moy syn
Pat
 1928 Seeds of Freedom
Tall Clown
 1927 Poet i tsar
Charles, the barber
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Zapiski sovetskogo aktera" ("Notes of a Soviet Actor"), Moscow 1951.

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

N. Cherkasov | Nikolai Tscherkassow

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Star Sign:

Leo

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