Janis Grantins

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Arlavas volost, Talsen uyezd, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire [now Talsi Municipality, Latvia]
Janis Grantins was a Latvian actor of film and theatre known for his portrayal of the Latvian writer Janis Rainis in biopic Rainis (1949)

He was born on June 7, 1909, in Riga, Latvia. From 1931 to 1934 he studied acting at the Drama Studio of Latvian Worker's Theatre. From 1935 to 1938 he was member of Riga Drama Theatre. In 1938 he moved from Riga to Liepaja, and was an actor with the local Drama Theatre. During the Second World War he worked in Daugavpils and Jelgava. Read more...


Character: Janis Rainis

Rainis 1949