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Vladimir Zeldin (1915–2016)

Russian actor Vladimir Zeldin was born 10 February 1915 in Moscow, Russia. A centenarian, he was among the longest-serving stage performers and continued acting up until his death. Zeldin became an all-Union celebrity in 1941 starring in the leading role in the musical comedy They Met in Moscow (1941) by Ivan Pyrev. His other famous movie works ... See full bio »


(age 101) in Moscow, Russia

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Ten Little Indians Mr. Justice Lawrence John Wargrave
Uncle Vanya Professor Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov


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 2007 Ferris Wheel
 2006 Andersen. Zhizn bez lyubvi
Theartre watchman
 2006 Soviet Park
 1998 Klassik
Vasya Rezanyj
 1998 Politseiskiye i vory
 1997 Vino iz oduvanchikov (TV Series)
 1991 Iskushenie B.
 1990 Arbatskiy motiv (TV Movie)
 1990 The Last Autumn (TV Series)
- The Last Autumn 1 (1990) ... Jeltuhin
 1988 Zapretnaya zona
 1987 Ten Little Indians
Mr. Justice Lawrence John Wargrave
 1985 Maritsa (TV Movie)
An Old Gipsy
 1985 Seans gipnotizyora (TV Movie)
Sergey Ivanovich
 1985 Pobeda
 1983 Tayna chyornykh drozdov
Police Commissioner
 1981 Zhenshchina v belom
Frederic Fairlie (as V. Zeldin)
 1980 Rafferty (TV Movie)
 1979 Inspektor Gull (TV Movie)
Arthur Birling
 1978 31 iyunya (TV Movie)
King Meliot / Mr. Dimmock
 1978 Duenya (TV Movie)
 1978 Vokrug Smekha (TV Series)
Baron Myunkhauzen
- Puteshestvie Vokrug Smekha (1978) ... Baron Myunkhauzen
 1977 Vsegda so mnoyu
Vladimir Luchin
 1977 Tsentrovoy iz podnebesya (as V. Zeldin)
 1977 Polkovnik v otstavke
Ivan Mikhaylovich
 1976 Strakh vysoty
profesor Vladimir Dyagilyev
 1976 Eto my ne prokhodili
kapitan I ranga (as V. Zeldin)
 1975 Benefis. Larisa Golubkina (TV Movie)
 1975 Na kray sveta
otets Volodi (as V. Zeldin)
 1974 Benefis. Vera Vasileva (TV Movie)
 1974 Blokada: Luzhskiy rubezh, Pulkovskiy meredian
von Leeb (as V. Zeldin)
 1974 S toboy i bez tebya
Yevstigney - Fyodor's Father
 1971 Twenty Years After (TV Movie)
 1971 Vino iz oduvanchikov (Short)
John Bentley (as V. Zeldin)
 1971 Missiya v Kabule
Major Stein
 1970 Uncle Vanya
Professor Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov
 1968 Neoknchennaya simfoniya
 1967 'Shtrikhi k portretu V. I. Lenina'
Malinovskiy (part 2) (as V. Zeldin)
 1967 Bereg nadezhdy
 1965 Zalp Avrory
poruchik Andronnikov
 1965 The Tsar's Bride
 1961 Ukroshchenie stroptivoy (TV Movie)
 1961 The Flaming Years
Yevgeniy Gribovskiy (as V. Zeldin)
 1956 Carnival in Moscow
Clown - 'Top' Nikolay Sidorov (as V. Zeldin)
 1956 V kvadrate 45
Boris Shmelyov diversant (as V. Zeldin)
 1952 Uchitel tantsev
Aldemaro (as V. Zeldin)
 1948 Symphony of Life
Boris Olenich
 1941 They Met in Moscow
Musahib Gatuyev
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Vladimir Zeldin, who has been described as the world's oldest working actor. He was 101 at his death in 2016. The actor shot to stardom with the role of a shepherd in "They Met in Moscow." Shooting on the film began a few months before the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The 26-year old Zeldin was conscripted and sent to the front line before Josef Stalin's order recalled him to ... See more »


He played Caucasians and Spaniards with romantic charm. See more »

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