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Russian dancer who was often the partner of Dame Margot Fonteyn and who defected to the United States in 1961 (born in 1938)

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  • No wonder it appealed to Ralph Fiennes, who decided to direct a film about Nureyev's life, The White Crow (a nickname given to Nureyev when he was a boy), based on Julie Kavanaugh’s book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.  telegraph.co.uk

  • Originally a family home, it became the renowned Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts during the Second World War and in 1967 opened as the Adeline Genee Theatre, playing host to world-famous ballet dancers such as Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. telegraph.co.uk

  • RC: Oleg, what did seeing the Sainte Chapelle's beauty bring to your performance? Because there’s an incredible kind of truthfulness to that moment, when Nureyev looks up and he’s surrounded by all this beauty. telegraph.co.uk

  • This beachside beauty originally opened in the 1980s and had a guest list which read like a Who’s Who of the time – Roger Moore, Peter Ustinov, Rudolph Nureyev, Prince Albert of Monaco. Four decades on, it still feels fresh and fashionable. telegraph.co.uk

  • This in the context of the stunning new film he has directed, called The White Crow, about the defection of Rudolf Nureyev from the Soviet Union in 1961. Oh, and he also impersonates a horse for me. Beautiful whinny. Sensitive nostrils. telegraph.co.uk