Gregori Chmara

Gregori Mikhailovich Chmara (Ukrainian: Хмара Григорій Михайлович, Russian: Хмара Григорий Михайлович; 29 July 1878 – 3 February 1970) was a Ukrainian-born stage and film actor whose career spanned six decades.

Grigori Chmara
Gregori Chmara in 1918
Gregori Mikhailovich Chmara

(1878-07-29)29 July 1878
Died3 February 1970(1970-02-03) (aged 91)
Years active1910–1970

Born in Poltava, Russian Empire (now Ukraine), Chmara began his career in 1910 at the Moscow Art Theater. He made several films in Russia and following the Russian Revolution he went to Germany where he performed as a singer. After meeting the Danish actress Asta Nielsen, the two fell in love and lived together, but never married. [1]

In the 1930, he began appearing in Polish and French films, as well as German films. His last film role was in the Stellio Lorenzi-directed French television film adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky novel Crime and Punishment (Crime et châtiment), filmed in 1970 and released in 1971. Chmara died in France in 1970.

Selected filmography



  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.
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