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Yuri Lyubimov (1917–2014)

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 »


(age 97) in Moscow, Russia

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Vsego neskolko slov v chest gospodina de Molyera
Vsego neskolko slov v chest gospodina de Molyera Jean-Baptiste Poquelin / Sganarelle
Robinson Crusoe
Cain the XVIII-th
Cain the XVIII-th Prime Minister
Man of Music
Man of Music Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomishky


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 1973 Vsego neskolko slov v chest gospodina de Molyera (TV Movie)
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin / Sganarelle
 1970 Khutorok v stepi
Vasiliy Petrovich Bachey
 1963 Cain the XVIII-th
Prime Minister (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1959 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
 1952 Man of Music
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dargomishky
 1950 Cossacks of the Kuban
Andrei (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1949 Life in Bloom
Translator (as Yu. Lyubimov)
 1948 Golubye dorogi
 1948 Malchik s okrainy
 1945 Days and Nights
Lt. Maslennikov (as Yu. Lyubimov)
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 2013 Le Prince Igor, Opéra en deux actes (directed for the stage by)
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 2013 Le Prince Igor, Opéra en deux actes
Himself - Mise en scène

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Other Works:

He directed and adapted Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment", with Yuri Karyakin to the stage production at Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Christopher Guinee, Michael Pennington, Paola Dionisotti, Nicholas Farrell, Peter Kelly, Bill Paterson, Sheila Reid, Mia Soteriou and Gary Waldhorn in the ... 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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