Maxim Busel


Maxim Busel is a prominent young Latvian stage and film actor.  Best known for his solo performance as Tim Tuni in The Legend of the Pianist. 1900. For this role, was nominated for Best Actor 2018 at “The Night of the Artist” award, the highest recognition in Latvian theatre and also a contender for Best Performance 2018. 

From 2015 til 2018, four years in a row, won the People’s choice award as Best Young Actor at the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theater awards ceremony. 

A versatile actor, singer, musician and dancer, Maxim has leading roles at the Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre in various genres. He is also involved in numerous projects as a performer, composer, songwriter. Fluent in English, Russian (native) and Latvian and, as Max says about his French, ’un petite peu’.

Born in Riga, Latvia. Early on, Maxim pursued a musical education as a choir conductor and pianist, having graduated with honors was granted the opportunity to study at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Maxim’s passion for acting prevailed and he left school a year early to begin his theatrical studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture. He was accepted into the exclusive Russian Theater course, and enrolled at once in the 2nd year of studies, while simultaneously completing his secondary school education.  He graduated the Latvian Academy of Culture with a Bachelor of Arts in Stage and Film Acting in 2014. 

In 2015 Maxim Busel was nominated for the highest cinema award in Latvia, the “Big Kristaps” as Actor of the Year for the leading role “Maxim” in the short film Dance of Death directed by Vlad Kovalev. 

In 2019 he was lead in Ukrainian TV-series Zoya as Anton, the Prime Minister’s rich son, directed by Pavel Tupik (RU/UA).

In 2018-2019 played a bit role as the Young Jean Weiner (French actor, composer and pianist) in the American feature film Paris Song by Jeff Vespa (USA)

Also in 2018 he had a leading role as Nikolay Pandchenko, a famous singer, rock star in the Ukrainian TV film Chicken by Roman Brovko (UA). Maxim was also a composer of the soundtrack for this project. 

Leading role of ‘Maxim’ in the short film On One Breath (2018-2019) based on Jean Cocteau’s play The Ghost of Marseille directed by Maria de Valukhoff (RU).  

Supporting role of Mercutio in the full-length drama Romeo n’ Juliet by Maris Martinsons (LV/LT) in 2011.

Maxim currently resides in Riga and is open to new, unique projects in Europe and enjoys working abroad.