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Aleksei Vladimirovich Batalov

actor , director

Aleksei Batalov, USSR Actor, director.


Batalov, Aleksei was born on November 20, 1928 in Vladimir. Son of the famous actor, Vladimir Batalov.


Graduated from the Actors’ Studio at the Moscow Arts Theatre in 1950.


His uncle was Nikolai Batalov, a very popular film actor in the 1930s. His mother, Nina Ol’shevskaia, was an actress and director. Acted in the Theatre of the Soviet Army, 1950-1953, and in the Moscow Arts Theatre, 1953-1956.

First film, The Big Family, in 1954. Played his uncle’s part of Pavel Vlasov in the Soviet classic film, Mother (after Maxim Gorkii’s story) in 1956 directed by Mark Donskoi. Became famous in The Cranes Are Flying (director Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957) opposite Tat’iana Samoilova.

The film received a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Other films: The Lady With the Little Dog (Lenfilm, director Iosif Kheifits, 1960). Nine Days of One Year (director Mikhail Romm, Mosfilm, 1962), which was a sensation in the Soviet Union.

Three Fat Men (as director, Lenfilm, 1967). The Living Corpse (Lenfilm, 1969). The Flight (Mosfilm, 1971, directors A. Alov and V. Naumov).

A Very English Murder (Mosfilm, 1975).