Nikolay Cherkasov

1903 - 1966

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Nikolay Konstantinovich Cherkasov (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Черка́сов; 27 July [O.S. 14 July] 1903 – 14 September 1966) was a Soviet and Russian actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolay Cherkasov has received more than 72,199 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Nikolay Cherkasov is the 1,913th most popular actor (down from 1,862nd in 2019), the 907th most popular biography from Russia (down from 877th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Russian Actor.

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Among actors, Nikolay Cherkasov ranks 1,913 out of 13,578Before him are Maila Nurmi, Leo Genn, Sandra Dee, Mary-Louise Parker, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Philip Baker Hall. After him are Lauren Hutton, Norma Aleandro, Dabbs Greer, Dermot Mulroney, Keith Carradine, and Ita Ever.

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Among people born in 1903, Nikolay Cherkasov ranks 131Before him are Amy Johnson, K. Kamaraj, Boris Blacher, Florence Owens Thompson, Grigori Aleksandrov, and Alf Sjöberg. After him are Abba P. Lerner, Ferenc Nagy, Cyril Jackson, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Karl Fritzsch, and Rensis Likert. Among people deceased in 1966, Nikolay Cherkasov ranks 88Before him are Philipp Frank, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Charles Whitman, Robert Rossen, Victor Kravchenko, and George Ohsawa. After him are Alfred P. Sloan, Arthur Percival, Boris Podolsky, Helen Kane, Elio Vittorini, and Vilis Lācis.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Cherkasov ranks 907 out of 3,761Before him are Grigori Aleksandrov (1903), George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg (1852), Nikolai Korotkov (1874), Andrey Kurbsky (1528), Edgar Froese (1944), and Sergey Aksakov (1791). After him are Eeva Kilpi (1928), Anna Kournikova (1981), Boris Stürmer (1848), Gleb Panfilov (1934), Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1757), and Yuri Artyukhin (1930).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, Nikolay Cherkasov ranks 30Before him are Oleg Tabakov (1935), Tatiana Samoilova (1934), Natalia Makarova (1940), Vasily Livanov (1935), Anatoly Solonitsyn (1934), and Andrey Myagkov (1938). After him are Aleksandr Demyanenko (1937), Georgy Vitsin (1917), Olga Baclanova (1893), Oleg Yefremov (1927), Vasily Lanovoy (1934), and Ludmila Savelyeva (1942).

Television and Movie Roles

Ivan the Terrible, Part I
Czar Ivan IV
Set during the early part of his reign, Ivan faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. Sergei Eisenstein's final film, this is the first part of a three-part biopic of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia, which was never completed due to the producer's dissatisfaction with Eisenstein's attempts to use forbidden experimental filming techniques and excessive cost overruns. The second part was completed but not released for a decade after Eisenstein's death and a change of heart in the USSR government toward his work; the third part was only in its earliest stage of filming when shooting was stopped altogether.
Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky
When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
Czar Ivan IV
This is the second part of a projected three-part epic biopic of Russian Czar Ivan Grozny, undertaken by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein at the behest of Josef Stalin. Production of the epic was stopped before the third part could be filmed, due to producer dissatisfaction with Eisenstein's introducing forbidden experimental filming techniques into the material, more evident in this part than the first part. As it was, this second part was banned from showings until after the deaths of both Eisenstein and Stalin, and a change of attitude by the subsequent heads of the Soviet government. In this part, as Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate him.