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Yuri Kolokolnikov

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Yuri Kolokolnikov
Колокольников Юрий Андреевич.jpg
Yuri Kolokolnikov, 2010
Yuri Andreyevich Kolokolnikov

(1980-12-15) 15 December 1980 (age 40)
CitizenshipRussia and Canada
OccupationActor, film producer
Years active1994–present
Partner(s)Kseniya Rappoport (until 2014)

Yuri Andreyevich Kolokolnikov (Russian: Юрий Андреевич Колокольников; born 15 December 1980) is a Russian stage and film actor.[1] In the West, Kolokolnikov is best known for his performance as Styr in the television series Game of Thrones[2] and as Gennadi Bystrov in The Americans.[3]

Early life

Yuri Kolokolnikov was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. His parents divorced shortly after Yuri was born and in 1985 his mother moved to Canada with Yuri and his brother. Kolokolnikov is a citizen of Russia and Canada.

According to most, Kolokolnikov as a child, was both unruly and uncontrollable.[citation needed] Unable to cope with the upbringing of her son, his mother sent him back to Russia to live with his father.[citation needed]

Almost immediately after his arrival in Moscow, he went to study at film school and became involved with the production of children shows. Soon afterwards, his father took him to audition for the director Savva Kulish, where Kolokolnikov gained a small role in the film Iron Curtain.[citation needed]

At 15 years old, he passed external exams for the last two classes of high school and submitted his documents to the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.[4]

In 2000, immediately after graduation, he went to Hollywood. During the year, he lived in Los Angeles and New York, working part-time as a waiter, a courier, a loader. Unable to break into the big cinema Kolokolnikov returned to Moscow.[1]

Kolokolnikov at the fourth Audi Cup in slalom among the stars, 2010
Kolokolnikov at the fourth Audi Cup in slalom among the stars, 2010

In 2013, he dictated the text of the annual educational action "Total dictation" on the MSU Faculty of Journalism.


He has appeared in more than forty films since 1998. Kolokolnikov met with director Kirill Serebrennikov, who invited him for a role in the television series Diary of a Killer in the staging of Sweet Bird of Youth at the theater Sovremennik Theatre. The premiere took place in 2002.[1]

In 2014, he played the role of Styr, Magnar of Thenn, in the fourth season of the television series Game of Thrones.

He had a lead role in the Russian 2016 comedy film Breakfast with Daddy. The film is about a wealthy man who discovers that he has a 10 year old daughter.

In the 2017 American action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, Kolokolnikov played a Belarusian mercenary leader Ivan.

Personal life

Kolokolnikov has a daughter Taisia, born in 2006.[5] His life partner was actress Kseniya Rappoport until 2014. From this relationship, Yuri has a daughter named Sofia, born in January 2011.[6]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Envy of Gods
2001 In August of 1944 Lt. Blinov
2004 Children of the Arbat Kostya TV series
2005 The State Counsellor Smolianinov
2005 Deadly Force Malyshev TV series, 6th season, episode "Good Intentions"
2008 Plus One puppets
2010 <i>Happy Ending</i> [ru] penis Russian comedy, based on a short story by Gogol "The Nose"
2011 Raspoutine Oswald Rayner
2014 Game of Thrones Styr
2014 Iron Ivan Count Korsakov
2014 Love Does Not Love Dmitriy 'Dima'
2015 The Transporter Refueled Yuri
2015 About Love Familiar Miyako (note Re)
2015 The Method Mikhael Ptakha TV series, episode 12
2016 <i>Breakfast With Daddy</i> [ru] Sasha Titov
2016 The Duelist Basargin
2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard Ivan
2017 You All Infuriate Me Artyom TV series
2017–18 The Americans Gennadi Bystrov TV series, 5 episodes in seasons 5 and 6
2018 Hunter Killer Agent Oleg
2019 The Humorist Maxim Shelepin
2019 Viy 2: Journey to China Peter the Great
2019 Six Underground Baasha Zia
2020 Tenet Volkov
2020 The Silver Skates Grand prince


  • Scholarship prize of business circles "Kumir-1999"
  • Laureate of the Theatrical Prize "Chaika" 2003
  • Laureate of the Youth Prize "Triumph" 2004


  1. ^ a b c "Юрий Колокольников". Russia-1.
  2. ^ "Yuri Kolokolnikov cast as Styr in Game of Thrones Season 4". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ Yuri Kolokolnikov at IMDb Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Anna Baluyeva. "Юрий Колокольников: "Мы в России живем, как герои «Игры престолов"". Komsomolskaya Pravda.
  5. ^ "Юрий Колокольников рассказал о подрастающих дочерях". StarHit.
  6. ^ "Ксения Раппопорт ушла от Колокольникова". Ekspress Gazeta.

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