Born on August 27, 1930 in Moscow.
In 1952 he graduated from the State Institute of Theater Arts. A.V. Lunacharsky (teachers - A.A. Goncharov, A.M. Lobanov). Since 1952, in the Theater. Ermolova (in 1970-85 the main director, from 1990 to 2012, artistic director). In 1985-88 - the main director of the Maly Theater. In the cinema since 1954 (film "True Friends").
- Professor of the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (until 1991 GITIS).
- People's Artist of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1978).
- People's Artist of the RSFSR (1972).
- People's Artist of the USSR (1985).
Prizes and awards:
- State Prize of the RSFSR named after K. S. Stanislavsky (1980) - for staging performances at the Moscow Academic Theater named after M.N. Yermolova and GAMT.
- Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1979).
- Order of Friendship of Peoples (1991).
- Order of Honor (2000).
- He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degree (Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 954 dated 07/30/2010), III degree (2005) and IV degree (1995).
- Prize of the Moscow Komsomol (1973).
- International Prize Stanislavsky (1993).
- Magdeburg Arts Award.
- Smoktunovsky Foundation Prize "For the creation of an acting theater".
- Moscow Prize (1994).
- Prize of the Mayor of Moscow in the field of literature and art (2001, for the performances "The Lost Plot" and "Crossroads").
- Laureate of the festival “Voices of History” (Vologda) for the role of Tsar Maximilian (2001).
- Grand Prix of the Volga International Festival “He and She” (Togliatti-Samara) (2001, for the performance “Crossroads”).
- Prize "For Best Actor" in the play "The Lost Story" (2003).
- Gold medal named after A. D. Popov.