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Kluyev Boris

People's Artist of Russia

Boris Vladimirovich Klyuev, People's Artist of Russia, was born on July 13, 1944 in Moscow. In 1969, after graduating from Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (the course of L.A. Volkov), he was invited to join the Maly Theatre’s company. Today Boris Vladimirovich is universally acknowledged as one of the leading actors within the company.

With his acting versatility, expressive countenance, temperament and powerful presence, Boris Vladimirovich managed to play a wide range of characters in numerous Maly Theatre’s productions. Among the roles that make up Boris Klyuev's creative baggage are Kudryash («The Storm» by A. Ostrovsky), Murov («Guilty Without Guilt» by A. Ostrovsky), Molchalin («Woe from Wit» by A. Griboedov), Lavr Mironovich («The Last Sacrifice» by A.Ostrovsky), Krutitskiy («Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by A. Ostrovsky), the teacher of philosophy («The Bourgeois Gentleman» by Jean-Baptiste Molière), Prince Vasily Golitsyn («Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky), Arbenin («The Masquerade» by M. Lermontov), De Guiche («Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand), and many others.

Klyuev's athletic physique, height and refined facial features make him a classic «tail-coat» actor. As Boris Vladimirovich remarks, he is unlikely ever to portray a «kolkhoz chairman». He built his career on playing «noble scoundrels» and «secret detractors», having generously endowed his characters with his incredible natural charisma - Sergey Sinitsyn, Murov, the Duke of Burgundy… Klyuev garnered much acclaim for his portrayal of Louis XIV. Mischievous and calm, this monarch knows the worth of his subjects perfectly well, but he is able to appreciate genuine talent as well. This work was awarded with a «Star of the Theater-goer» in the category «The Ring of Saturn» for the best supporting performance.

Since 1969 (with breaks), Boris Vladimirovich has been teaching acting skills at his alma mater - Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. Currently he is a professor, leader of the course and Head of the Department of Acting.

In addition to a career on stage, Boris Vladimirovich has also enjoyed a successful career in film and on television. He starred in some of the most popular films and TV shows, including «D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers» (Compte de Rochefort), «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson» (Mycroft Holmes), «Mikhailo Lomonosov» (Grigory Orlov), «The Life of Berlioz» (Wagner), «The Collapse of the Empire» (Shulgin), «TASS Is Authorized to Declare ...» (CIA agent Dubov – Trianon), etc.

Boris Klyuev is known for portraying a stern and grumpy head of the family Nikolai Petrovich Voronin in a popular TV series «The Voronins». His character is a madman and a domestic tyrant, but at the same time he is an exceptionally charming man. In 2012 Klyuev won the national prize TEFI in the Best Actor nomination for this role.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1969 – A cyclist, «Diplomat» by Samuil Aleshin, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1969 – A patient, «Hospital Ward» by Samuil Aleshin, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1969 - Second lord, «The Glass of Water» by Eugène Scribe, directed by Valeriy Yurchenko

1969 – A dancer, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1969 - A peasant, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1969 - Second policeman, «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov

1969 – A robber, Schwarz, «The Robbers» by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Leonid Zaslavskiy

1970 – A guest at the ball, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1970 – Member of the crowd, «The Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1970 - Pugovitsyn, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1970 - Sergey Sinitsyn, «So It Will Be» by Konstantin Simonov, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1970 – An ambassador, «Confession» by Savva Dangulov, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1970 - Nedosekin, «Rasteryaeva Ulitsa (Rasteryaeva Street)» by Gleb Uspenskiy, directed by Viktor Ryzhkov

1971 - Crowd scene, «Dostigayev and Others» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin

1971 – A knight at the ball, «The Stone Master» by Lesya Ukrainka, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1971 - Oleg Morozov, «Your Uncle Misha» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov

1972 – The butler, «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov

1972 - Ivanov, «The Counterfeit Coin» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin

1972 – A guest at the ball, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1973 - Job, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1973 - Black tailor, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1973 - Valera, «The Very Last Day» by Boris Vasilyev, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1974 - Zamyslov, «Summerfolk» («Dachniki») by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin

1974 - Kudryash, «The Storm» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Babochkin

1975 - Molchalin, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1976 - Werner, «Russian people» by Konstantin Simonov, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1977 - Dionisiy, Prince Mstislavsky, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1977 - Dr. Wuttke, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1977 - Lomellino, «Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa» by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1977 - Nulans, Francis, «Confession» by Savva Dangulov, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1977 - Commander-in-Chief, «Lyubov Yarovaya» by Konstantin Trenyov, directed by Pyotr Fomenko

1978 - Ahmet, «Return to One's Circles» by Ion Druță, directed by Boris Ravesnkikh

1978 - Dragiev, «This Little Land» by Georgi Dzhagarov, directed by Evgeniy Tashkov

1979 - Duke of Burgundy, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1979 - Saburov, «Your Uncle Misha» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov

1980 - Buchanan, «Confession» by Savva Dangulov, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1981 - Kutov, «Lyubov Yarovaya» by Konstantin Trenyov, directed by Pyotr Fomenko

1981 - Permenov, «Virgin Lands», stage-version based on Leonid Brezhnev’s book «Virgin Lands», directed by Vladimir Beylis together with Boris Lvov-Anokhin

1981 - Murov, «Guilty Without Guilt» by Аlexander Ostrovsky, directed by Viktor Khokhryakov and Alexander Burdonsky

1982 - Prince Khvorostinin, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1984 - First Marquis, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1984 - Velikanov, «The Challenge» by Georgiy Markov and Eduard Shima, directed by Vladimir Andreev and Vladimir Beylis

1985 - Gradiotti, «From This Day’s News» by Georgiy Markov and Eduard Shima, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1985 - De Guiche, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1986 - Weber, «The Shore» by Yuri Bondarev, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1986 - Golovin, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1986 - Lord Chancellor of England William Cowper, «The Man Who Laughs» by Victor Hugo, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Vladimir Martens

1987 - Shpekin, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1989 - Prince Yantarny, «Predators» by Aleksey Pisemsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1990 - The teacher of philosophy, «The Bourgeois Gentleman » by Jean-Baptiste Molière, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)

1991 - Georg von Waldstätten, «Katie of Heilbronn or The Trial by Fire» by Heinrich von Kleist, directed by Klaus Wagner (West Germany)

1991 - The Executioner, «The Murder of Gonzago» by Nedyalko Yordano, directed by Boris Morozov

1992 - Sadducee, «The King of the Jews» by Konstantin Romanov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1992 - Narkis, «An Ardent Heart» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Morozov

1994 - Count Almaviva, «The Guilty Mother, or the Other Tartuffe» by Pierre Beaumarchais, directed by Boris Morozov

1996 - Count of Schenborn, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1998 - Prince Mstislavsky, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1998 - Prince Shuisky, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1999 - Vorontsov Mikhail Illarionovich, «Chronicles of the Palace Coup» by Galina Turchina, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2000 - Goulard, «Mercadet or the Speculator» by Honoré de Balzac, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2002 - Bertrand, «Corsican» by Jiří Hubač, directed by Vladislav Konstantinov

2003 - Derocher, «Mysterious Chest» by Pyotr Karatygin, directed by Alexander Klukvin

2004 - Lavr Mironovich, «The Last Sacrifice» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2004 - Krutitskiy, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2005 - Berkutov, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2007 - Vasily Golitsyn, «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2007 - Lord Porteous, «Love Circle» by Somerset Maugham, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2009 - Louis the Great, King of France, «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2012 - Chekalinsky, «The Queen of Spades» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2013 - Fromentel, «How to Cheat the State» by Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2014 - Arbenin, «The Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2019 - Mattias Klausen, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Vladimir Beylis


Filmography

1968 «The Chastener»

1970 «The Collapse of the Empire»

1971 «The Rudolbel Republic»

1971 «Yesterday, Today and Forever»

1972 «Earth, to Be Called For»

1973 «So It Will Be» (teleplay)

1974 - 1977 «Walking through Torments»

1975 «The Counterfeit Coin» (teleplay)

1977 «The Storm» (teleplay)

1977 «Woe from Wit» (teleplay)

1978 «D’ Artagnan and Three Musketeers»

1979 «Return to One's Circles» (teleplay)

1980 «The Scandalous Accident in Brickmill»

1980 «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Deadly Fight»

1980 «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Tiger Hunt»

1980 «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The The King of Blackmail»

1980 «Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa» (teleplay)

1980 «Theresa's Birthday» (teleplay)

1981 «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» (teleplay)

1982 «The Life of Berlioz» (USSR, France)

1983 «The Teenager»

1984 «TASS Is Authorized to Declare ...»

1985 «Abetting Murder»

1985 «My Sister Lucy»

1985 «Ivan Babushkin»

1985 «Guilty Without Guilt» (teleplay)

1986 «The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Twentieth Century Approaches»

1986 «To Award (posthumously)»

1986 «Mikhailo Lomonosov»

1986 «The End of Operation «Resident»»

1986 «The Ballad of Old Weapons»

1987 «Special Forces»

1987 «Moonsund»

1987 «The End of Eternity»

1988 «The Treasure»

1989 «The Criminal Quartet»

1990 «The Tsar's Hunt»

1990 «Soccer Player»

1990 «Nicknamed «Beast»»

1990 «The Enchanted Wanderer»

1991 - 1999 «Tattooed Mummy»

1991 «Socrates»

1991 «A Parrot for the Detective»

1991 «What’s Up, Сrucian?»

1991 «The Genius»

1992 «Please Don’t Leave Me»

1992 «Free Zone» (Russia, Belarus)

1992 «The Manuscript»

1992 «Dangerous Criminal Wanted»

1993 «The Split»

1993 «The Sin. The Story of Passion»

1993 «The Alaska Kid»

1995 «At the Corner of the Patriarch’s Ponds»

1996 «Queen Margot»

1997 «Schizophrenia»

1997 «The Countess De Monsoreau»

1999 - 2003 «Simple Truths»

1999 «D.D.D. Detective Dubrovsky's Dossier»

2000 «Deadly Force»

2000 «New Year in November»

2000 « Turetsky's March (season one)»

2000 «The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes»

2001 «At the Corner of the Patriarch’s Ponds- 2»

2001 «Lion's share»

2001 «The Minions of Vice»

2002 «The Stroke of the Lotus- 2»

2002 «Kamenskaya-2»

2003 «All or Nothing»

2003 « At the Corner of the Patriarch’s Ponds -3»

2004 «Plan for Love»

2004 «Stiletto-2»

2004 «The Blind»

2004 «Paris Love of Kostya Gumankov»

2004 «At the Corner of the Patriarch’s Ponds- 4»

2004 «Dasha Vasilyeva 2. Dilettante of Private Investigation 2. This Bitter Sweet Revenge»

2005 «Multiplying Sorrow»

2005 «Oh, Severe Frost!»

2005 «My Love»

2005 «Kukotsky’s Case»

2005 «Nine Unknown»

2005 « The Balzac Age, or All Men Are Bast-...2»

2006 « Krasin’s Defence»

2006 «Everything Has Got All Mixed Up in the House ...»

2007 «From nowhere With Love or Merry Funeral»

2007 «Mad»

2007 «Hamster in the Spinning Wheel» (not completed)

2007 «The Balzac Age, or All Men Are Bast-...3»

2007 «07 Сhanges Сourse»

2008 «District Detectives - 2»

2008 «Heartbreakers»

2008 «General Therapy»

2008 «Blood Ties»

2008 «Krasin’s Defence - 2»

2008 «In Defiance to Common Sense»

2009 «Following the Phoenix»

2009 «General Therapy - 2»

2009 «Mates»