Ewan Bailey: The Death of Stalin

Date - 3 November, 2017, All News Comedy Film

Ewan Bailey plays the role of Aslanov in feature film The Death Of Stalin, directed by Armando Iannucci.

The film is an adaptation of Fabien Nury’s graphic novel that follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death in 1953 after 30 years of iron-fisted rule over the Soviet Union.

Stalin’s death has been the subject of much conjecture — and conspiracy theories — over the years, with some asserting he was poisoned under the orders of KGB chief Lavrenty Beria to prevent the bellicose Stalin from plunging the country and world into World War III. That Beria, who ranked only behind Stalin in terms of fearsome reputation, was himself executed months later under charges of being an agent for Western intelligence agencies, has only added to the mystique surrounding that epochal moment in history.

Produced by Nicolas Duval, Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou, who make up Paris-based company Quad Films, the project marks their first English-language production.

Ewan performs alongside Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough and Rupert Friend.


Ewan Bailey is a leading actor and writer.

His television credits include Mummy's Boys, Babylon for Nightjack Ltd and Channel 4, Little Crackers for Sky 1, Silent Witness, series regular in Honest, series regular in Funland, series regular in Hyperdrive, Fantabulosa, Rome, Cassanova and the Narrator on both series of The Comic side of 7 Days for Pozzitive TV's David Tyler.

His notable film work includes Bloodthirst, The Jackal, Judge Dredd, The Hills Run Red, The Road to Guantanamo and more recently role of Eberhardt Lang in Where Hands Touch and Aslanov in the successful Armando Iannucci film The Death of Stalin .

Ewan is also an extremely skilled voiceover artist, working across innumerable productions including series regulars on Bigipedia, Cabin Pressure, Jan Ravens Sketch Show, Samuel Pepys, Inspector Steine and is a regular guest on The Saturday Review all for BBC Radio 4.

His production company Ewan Bailey Films has produced the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed short film Deafblind, written and directed by Ewan Bailey and starring Maxine Peake.

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