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Yuri Lyubimov

Yuri Lyubimov is a Russian actor and director best known as the founder and leader of the legendary Taganka Theatre company in Moscow, Soviet Union. He was born Yurii Petrovich Lyubimov on September 30, 1917, in Yaroslavl, Russia. His father, Petr Lyubimov, was a grocer, his paternal ancestors were Russian peasants. Lyubimov's mother was a music ... See full bio »
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 1963 Cain the XVIII-th
Prime Minister (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1958 Chelovek s planety Zemlya (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1956 Mnogo shuma iz nichego (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1956 Na podmostkakh stseny
Prince Zefirov (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1953 Belinskiy
 1953 Man of Music
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomishky
 1949 Life in Bloom
 1949 Cossacks of the Kuban
Andrei (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1948 Malchik s okrainy
 1948 Golubye dorogi
 1946 Days and Nights
Lt. Maslennikov
 1946 A Noisy Household
Jacques Larochelle, French pilot

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He and Kariakin adapted Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Michael Pennington, Paola Dionisetti, Nicholas Farrell, Peter Kelly, Bill Paterson, Sheila Reid, Mia Soterion, and Gary Waldhorn in the cast. He was also director. See more »

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Yu. Lyubimov

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Created in 1962 the Moscow Theatre on Taganka from graduates of his actors class and was its first legendary main stage director until his banishment from the Soviet Union in 1976. See more »

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