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Alexei (Alex) Jawdokimov (1937- September, 2019) was a Russian-born British actor, known for Firefox (1982), The Eagle Has Landed (1976) and Defense of the Realm (1986).[1] He was also a painter, illustrator and professional dancer. He was trained at Somerset College of Art in Taunton and became known for his landscapes as well as for his Edwardian and Victorian London scenes.[2]

Alexei Jawdokimov
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Born1937
Smolensk, Russia
DiedSeptember 2019(2019-09-00) (aged 81–82)
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materSomerset College of Art, Taunton
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Painter
  • Illustrator
  • Dancer

Jawdokimov was born in Smolensk, Soviet Union. He arrived in England with his mother in 1947 as World War II refugees, having survived the holocaust.[3] They settled in Somerset and, in 1958, he moved to London where he formed the Russian Cossack Dance Company.[4] He spent the final years of his life in Stroud, Glocestershire.

As an actor, he appeared on film and television, starring alongside Michael Cain and Sean Connery.[5]

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