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Driven Alexander

Actor

Alexander was born on May 31, 1984. In 2008 he graduated from the Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of V.I. Korshunov) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company.

For the first time Alexander appeared on the Maly Theatre’s stage, while being a student. In 2007 he played the guiser in «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov. Six years later Alexander performed one of the main roles - Grisha Razlyulyaev - in the same production.

Alexander Driven is one of the most gifted young artists of the Maly Theatre. He has perfect control of the body and great musical aptitude, possesses good physical skills. Endowed with charm, Alexander is ready to impersonate any given role at any given moment from romantic heroes to scoundrels. He constantly receives favourable theatre reviews.

In 2012 Alexander Driven became one of the guests of the TV program «Who is there ...» on «Culture» TV channel hosted by the famous journalist Vadim Vernik and dedicated to talented young actors.

In addition to his stage work, Alexander regularly appears on television and in films. Among his works are:« Fighter’s Shadow», «Two Moments of Love», «The Defense is Against», «Love is not what it seems», «The Kremlin Cadets», «Zemsky Doctor», «The Forensic Psychiatrists».

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

2007 – The guiser, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2008 - Craftsman, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro

2008 - Milon, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2009 - George, «Love Circle» by Somerset Maugham, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2009 - The Guard, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2009 - The musician, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak., directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2010 - Count Roberto of Otricoli, «Innamorati» by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Stefano De Luca

2010 - Don Caesar, «Don Juan» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Alexander Klyukvin

2011 – Dominique, «The heirs of Rabourdin» Émile Zola, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2011 – Lord Biron, «Love’s Labour’s Lost» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2012 - Hermann, «The Queen of Spades» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2012 - Molchalin, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2012 - Christian de Neville, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Georges Lavaudant

2013 - Yakov Troshin, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Adolf Shapiro

2013 - Sergey, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2013 - Grisha Razlyulyaev, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2014 – Prince Zvezdich, «The Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2015 - Don Juan, «Don Juan» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Alexander Klyukvin

2017 - Dulebov, «Talents and Admirers» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2017 - Christian, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2018 - Veyer, «Time Of Troubles. 1609-1611» by Vladimir Medinksiy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2019 - Harvey, «The Rest Is Silence» by Viña Delmar, directed by Yuri Solomin

2019 - Rudolf, «Always Call Dolly» by Sergey Plotov and Vladimir Ivanov, directed by Vladimir Ivanov



Roles in graduation plays of Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School:
1. John Buchanan, «Summer and Smoke» by Tennessee Williams (directed by N. Petrova)

2. Don Bartholo, «The Barber of Seville» by Pierre Beaumarchai (directed by L.Grebenshchikova)

3. Joseph, « The School for Scandal» by Sheridan (directed by V.Sulimov)

4. Talberg, «The Days of the Turbins» by Mikhail Bulgakov (directed by A.Korshunov)


Filmography:
2008 «The Defense is Against», Oleg Rybakov

2009 «The Kremlin Cadets», Kostya

2009 «Love Is Not What It Seems», Dmitry Knyazev

2010 «Zemsky Doctor», Oleg