Date of Birth: 05/11/1897
Place of birth: Vyazma
Plotnikov, Nikolai Sergeyevich [p. 24.10 (5.11) .1897, Vyazma - 1979], Russian actor, People`s Artist of the USSR (1966).
Creative activity began in 1920 in the company of the National Theatre Vyazma. In 1922-34 he worked in the 4-th Moscow Art Theatre (later Realistic Theatre), while in 1922-26 he studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School. In 1934-36 he played in the Revolution Theatre, in 1936-38 - at the Central Theater of the Red Army in 1938 Actor Theater. Vakhtangov.
An actor with a wide range of success playing Distinguishing, comedy roles. He created a number of soft, deeply psychological lyrical images. He played the role of Lenin ( "Man with a Gun" Pogodin).
Among the theatrical roles: Shmaga ( "Guilty Without Guilt" Ostrovsky), Truffaldino ( "Servant of Two Masters" Goldoni) Mayakin ( "Foma Gordeyev" at Gorky), Serdyuk ( "Irkutsk Story" Arbuzov), Krutitskii ( "The Wise Man Stumbles simplicity "Ostrovsky), and others.
He acted in the film - Edgar ( "Oppenheim Family," 1939), Fist ( "Lenin in 1918", 1939), Sintsov ( "Nine Days in One Year", 1962); for his role Nitochkin ( "Your Contemporary", 1968), received the award at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (1968).
television film "Nicholas S. Carpenters" was created in 1972. He taught at the acting school in 1935-37 Mosfilm in 1937-39 - VGIK, in 1932-51 - in GITIS (1946 Associate Professor).
USSR State Prize (1947), the RSFSR State Prize. Stanislavsky (1970). He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and various medals.