Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (1918–1983) was a Soviet stage and film actor, theatre director and pedagogue. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize (1950) and a People’s Artist of the USSR (1965).
Among his best cinema roles were Novikov in The Ward
, Adamov in The Seventh Companion
, Logunov in Taming of the Fire
, Krymov in The Story of a Human Heart
. Special mention should be made of his acting in screen versions of classic novels: Dyukovsky in The Sweedish Match
by Anton Chekhov, the pawnbroker in A Gentle Creature
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nazansky in The Duel
by Alexander Kuprin, William Shakespeare’s heroes – Iago in Othello
and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew
. One of Popov’s significant screen performances is Zakhar the servant in A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov
by Ivan Goncharov.
The postcard with a commemorative stamp features Andrei Popov’s portrait and a film scene from Othello
(Mosfilm Studio, 1955).
In addition to the postcard, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.
Design: R. Komsa.
Circulation: 10 thousand.