Ul’ianov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
Born Nov. 20, 1927, in the village of Bergamak, Muromtsevo Raion, Omsk Oblast. Soviet Russian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1969). Member of the CPSU since 1951. Member of the Central Auditing Commission of the CPSU since 1976.
Ul’ianov studied at the studio of the Omsk Theater, and in 1950 he graduated from the Shchukin Theatrical School and joined the troupe of the Vakhtangov Theater, where he became a leading actor. Ul’ianov’s acting is characterized by passion, an emphasis on social content, a vivid and precise interpretation of the role, emotional depth, and humanity. His roles have included Sergei in Arbuzov’s Story of Irkutsk, Rogozhin in The Idiot, a play based on Dostoevsky’s work, Antony in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, and Ivan Gorlov in Korneichuk’s The Front. His most important film roles include the kolkhoz chairman Trubnikov in The Chairman (1965), for which he was awarded the Lenin Prize (1966), and Dmitrii Karamazov in The Brothers Karamazov (1969).
Ul’ianov has been awarded the Order of Lenin.