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Boris Smirnov (I) (1908–1982)

Boris Smirnov was a Russian actor of Moscow Art Theatre also known for his film role as Prince Vasili Kuragin in War and Peace (1966). He was born Boris Aleksandrovich Smirnov, on October 26, 1908, in St. Petersburg, Russia. From 1925 to 1929 he studied acting at Leningrad Institute of Theatrical Arts, graduating in 1929 as actor. From 1929 to 1950... See full bio »

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Known For

War and Peace
War and Peace Prince Vasili Kuragin
Man of Music
Man of Music Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
Andzamb tchanachum em
Andzamb tchanachum em Vladimir Lenin
Baltiyskaya slava


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 1967 Voyna i mir III: 1812 god
Prince Vasili Kuragin
 1967 Voyna i mir IV: Pierre Bezukhov
Prince Vasili Kuragin
 1967 Kremlyovskie kuranty (TV Movie)
 1966 War and Peace
Prince Vasili Kuragin
 1965 Voyna i mir I: Andrey Bolkonskiy
Prince Vasili Kuragin
 1964 The Three Sisters (uncredited)
 1964 Appassionata (TV Short)
V. I. Lenin
 1960 Tretya, pateticheskaya (TV Movie)
Vladimir Lenin
 1960 Voskreseniye (as B. Smirnov)
 1958 Troe vyshli iz lesa
Detective MGB (as B. Smirnov)
 1958 Andzamb tchanachum em
Vladimir Lenin
 1958 Kommunist
V.I. Lenin
 1957 Baltiyskaya slava
 1956 Talanty i poklonniki
Ivan Velikatov
 1954 Komandir korablya
Captain Zolotov
 1952 Man of Music
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
 1950 The Great Force
 1949 Aleksandr Popov (as B. Smirnov)

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Other Works:

He acted in Nikolai Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov's play, "Dead Souls," in a Moscow Art Theatre Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Vladimir V. Belokourov, Mikhail M. Yanshin, Y.Victor Stanitsin, Grigori G. Konski, Aleksandr V. Zhiltsov, I.M. Rayevsky, A.M. Komissarov, M.I. Proudkin, M.N. Kedrov, A.N.... See more »

Alternate Names:

B.A. Smirnov | B. Smirnov

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Appeared as Lenin in four Soviet films and also in three stage plays at Moscow Art Theatre.

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