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Yuri Lyubimov

Actor, Director
30 September 1917 to 5 October 2014

A Russian actor and director known for founding the Taganka theatre in Moscow which was a haven for artistic rebellion, Lyubimov’s amassed fifteen screen credits but his work was mostly on the stage. He toured the Taganka around the globe and in 1984 staged a memorable production of Crime and Punishment in London.

Read Yuri Lyubimov's Guardian obituary here