theatre and cinema actor
Leonid Mozgovoy was born on 17 April 1941 in Tula. In 19611965 he was trained as an actor in Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema (class of Boris Zon). Since 19651970 he had been an actor-soloist of Leningrad Music Comedy Theatre, and since 1970 an actor of the Concert Philharmonic of Leningrad Region.
Since 1993 he has cooperated with St. Petersburg Classical Theatre. Here he played principal parts in the productions after Anton Tchekhov, Feodor Dostoevsky, Leonid Andreev.
At present Leonid Mozgovoy works for the state concert organization St. Petersburg-Concert. Here in different years of his life he created and performed solo performances which were his own compositions based on various internationally-known literary works. Today the actor's repertoire numbers 15 solo performances.
He was first given a cinema role by Alexander Sokurov.
Parts in Sokurov's films:
1992 Tchekhov in The Stone (principal part)
1999 Hitler in Moloch (principal part)
2000 the Leader (Lenin) in Taurus (principal part)
2002 the Spy in Russian Ark
Prizes and awards:
1999. The National Cinema-press prize Golden Aries.
Best actor (Hitler in Moloch).
2001. The National Cinema Award Nika.
Best actor (Leader in Taurus).