Georgi Staykov is a Bulgarian actor, born in the town of Veliko Tarnovo on the 10th of August 1964. In 1989 he graduates from the Bulgarian Acting Academy, where his mentor is Encho Halachev, and leaves for Sweden. In Swedish movies he often portrays Eastern-European characters, many of them antagonistic, or, as he himself states, "all bad guys who eventually die". His most wide success is the portrayal of Alexander Zalachenko, a former Soviet spy, in the Swedish film trilogy "Millenium", based on the books by Stieg Larsson. In Bulgaria, Staykov is known for his roles in movies like "Vchera" (Yesterday), "Bez draskotina" (No scratch), "Reservat" (Reservate), "Missia London" (Mission London) and "Tilt". He has made appearances in new TV shows such as "Sedem Chasa Razlika" (In seven hours). Staykov is living and teaching in Stockholm, Sweden, and is married to a Swedish opera singer. With her he has a son, Albert Nicholas, born in 2007.