Nikolay Okhlopkov

People’s Artist of the USSR, the USSR State Prizes Laureate A director, scriptwriter, actor Nikolay Pavlovich Okhlopkov was born on 15 May 1900 in Irkutsk.He studied at the State experimental studios.Since 1923 he was an actor of the Meyerhold Theatre.Since 1930 he headed Moscow Realistic Theatre.In 1938-1943 he worked at the Vakhtangov Theatre as an actor and director. Among performances of Vakhtangov Theatre period is “Cyrano de Bergerac”, 1942 and “Field-Marshal Kutuzov”, 1940.In 1943-1967 he headed Moscow Theatre of the Revolution (now — Academic Mayakovsky Theatre).In 1955-1956 he was the Deputy Minister of Culture of the USSR.Nikolay Okhlopkov worked as a director in many Moscow and Leningrad theatres, he was also a director of opera performances at the USSR Bolshoi Theatre.He was a teacher at GITIS, a Corresponding Member of Berlin Academy of Arts.In the 1930s he worked as a scriptwriter and film director.His first cinema role was Violinist in the film “Banda Batko Knish”, 1924.Nikolay Pavlovich Okhlopkov died on 8 January 1967.

The USSR State Prizes Laureate:
1941 — for participation in films “Lenin in October” and “Lenin in 1918”
1949 — for the role of Commissar Vorobyov in the film “The Story of a Real Man”
1951 — for the role of Batmanov in the film “Far Away from Moscow”
1947, 1949, 1951 — for theatre works.

Cyrano de Bergerac, 1942
Field-Marshal Kutuzov, 1940

The Bay of Death, 1926(actor)
The Way of Enthusiasts, 1930(director, scriptwriter)
Men and Jobs, 1932(actor)
Lenin in October, 1937(actor)
Alexander Nevskiy, 1938(actor)
Lenin in 1918, 1939(actor)
Yakov Sverdlov, 1940(actor)
Kutuzov, 1943(actor)
Light Over Russia, 1947(actor)
The Story of a Real Man, 1948(actor)
Far Away from Moscow, 1950(actor)
Lights of Baku, 1950(actor)