Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.
They Were The First 1956, The Volunteers 1958, A Simple Story 1960, The Battle on the Way 1961, The Chairman 1964 (Lenin; The Very Last Day 1973, Brothers Karamazov (part 3).Mikhail Alexandrovich Ulyanov spent his childhood and youth in the town of Tara, Omsk Oblast. Although he had failed his exams in Schepkinskoe School and for the Moscow Art Theatre School, he moved to Omsk in 1944 to become an actor. After two years of studies in the studio at Omsk Drama he went to Moscow and entered the Schukin Theatre School in 1946.
Ulyanov worked in the Vakhtangov Theatre from 1950 and directed it from 1987.
He played a wide range of characters on stage, with Rogozhin in Dostoevsky’s Idiot being the most remarkable of them. In 1979 he staged Vasily Shukshin’s epic novel I have come to give you freedom, where he starred as Stepan Razin.
In 1985 Mikhail Ulyanov staged the satirical pamphlet The Child Buyer by the American playwright John Hersey. As regards movies, he was frequently cast in the parts of staunch Communist leaders like Vladimir Lenin and Marshal Zhukov.
His well-known character Yegor Trubnikov in Predsedatel (Chairman) (1964) became a Soviet classic and his most emblematic role.
More recently, he was acclaimed for the roles of Julius Caesar in the screening of Shakespeare"s play (1990), Pontius Pilate in the film adaptation of, and an avenging veteran marksman in, directed by Stanislav Govorukhin. He died on March 26, 2007 of intestinal disease. Hero of Socialist Labour (1986).
Cinematographers’ Union of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Married Alla Petrovna Parfanyak in 1959.