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The popularly beloved D’Artagnan, Mikhail Boyarsky, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. The actor himself doesn’t like noisy festivities, he prefers to spend such days on the stage in a familiar setting. Well, for fans of Mikhail Sergeyevich, this day will be an excellent opportunity to remember the wonderful roles of the actor, to watch his favorite films or to listen to the hit songs – “Lanfren-lanfra”, “Thank you, dear”, “Everything will pass”, “Musketeers Song” other.

St. Petersburg intellectual
God himself told Michael to become an actor, because his parents, aunts, uncles and brother worked for many years in different theaters. But this was not his childhood dream, much less the desire of his relatives. Mikhail Boyarsky was born in the then Leningrad on December 26, 1949. A family of hereditary intellectuals huddled together in one room of a communal apartment. They lived quite poorly, in spite of the acting status of all relatives.

Despite the constant employment in the theaters, the parents tried to surround little Misha with not only care and love, but also strict control. singer Mikhail BoyarskyThe after-war yard companies could have too detrimental effects on a younger boy. Mom gave her son to the hated music school and monitored performance. But the boys are boys, so Mikhail listened to his parents, but he also managed to play the mischief with the guys in the yard.

It is not known, fortunately or unfortunately, but parents failed to make a son of a professional musician. And when he announced to them that he wanted to enter the theatrical institute, he did not get any support at all. About any help or patronage and speech could not be. Fortunately, they are not needed. Young Mikhail very seriously prepared for the exams. True, it was not training that helped him to enter, but the ability to play musical instruments, sing and dance. So the years spent in the music school, very quickly brought the fruits of Michael. And four years of study at the Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography, Boyarsky considers the best in life.

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With the diploma of the institute in 1972, Mikhail Boyarsky walked around not one St. Petersburg theater, he eventually went to work at the Lensovet Theater, which was led by the legendary Igor Vladimirov. After the first audition, Igor Petrovich took a talented graduate to the theater team and “entrusted” several roles to the crowd at once. Mikhail Boyarsky does not consider this work unworthy, quite the contrary, he says that any singer Mikhail Boyarsky even the smallest role can be made vivid and memorable. Within a few months, Boyarsky was the most playing actor in the crowd scenes.

In the same theater, Michael played the role of the Troubadour in “The Bremen Town Musicians”. The role of the princess in the performance was performed by the actress Larisa Luppian, who became Mikhail’s companion for life. Together with Boyarsky, a whole galaxy of outstanding actors played on the stage of the Theater of the Leningrad Council – Alisa Freindlich, Anatoly Ravikovich, Alexey Petrenko and others.

The real Gascon Mikhail Boyarsky
No less brilliant actors surrounded Mikhail Boyarsky and on the film sets – Margarita Terekhova, Veniamin Smekhov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Irina Alferova and many others. After playing in the film “Straw Hat” the actor became known to the general public, thanks to his role in the film “The Eldest Son”, he secured a real success. And the superstar of the Soviet screen, Mikhail Boyarsky, made the films Dog in the Hay and D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers. Probably, not a single St. Petersburg actor had more popularity in the late 1970s.

In these films, Mikhail proved himself as a performer of songs by Gennady Gladkov and Maxim Dunayevsky. These compositions became hits on the singer Mikhail Boyarsky many years, and even now they can be heard on the radio very often. This is how the role of the distant Gascon d’Artagnan made the All-Star out of Boyarsky and a singing actor.

Mikhail Sergeevich got this role quite by accident. He was in a hurry to rehearse for the role of Rochefort, completely late, so he ran into the hall all disheveled. Then director George Yungvald-Khilkevich simply dawned on him, and he immediately approved him for the role of d’Artagnan. The actor is so joined in the role that even the most dangerous scenes with stunts performed without stuntmen and stand-ins.

On the eve of 1980, a film about musketeers was seen by millions of television viewers and right there the country began to sing “It’s time to rejoice in our age.” In this case, film critics did not spare the brainchild of Yungvald-Khilkevich and wrote unpleasant reviews in the newspapers with predictions about the fragility of the painting. The film has been watched by more than one generation of television viewers, and the songs have become classics of the musical filmmaker.

Mikhail Boyarsky played the role of d’Artagnan in two more films about the adventures of the Musketeers singer Mikhail Boyarsky– “Musketeers Twenty Years Later” and “Secrets of Queen Anne, or Musketeers Thirty Years Later”. The actor says that in his service record there are more valuable roles, but without d’Artagnan he doesn’t represent his life at all and would be very sorry if he didn’t have such good luck.

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