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Ermakov Alexander

People's Artist of Russia, Recipient of the Prize of the Russian Federation Government

Alexander Yurievich Ermakov, People's Artist of Russia, was born on May 29, 1952. After graduating from the Gorky Theatre School in 1972, he was invited to join the company of the Gorky Comedy Theatre and quickly distinguished himself in substantial stage roles. Among his first dramatic stage roles were Dyula in «Wake up and Sing!» by I. Dyyrvash, Christopher Wren in the «The Mousetrap» by Agatha Christie, the Commander in the play «Then in Seville» by Samuil Alyo shin and others. He forged his reputation playing versatile roles.

In1974 Ermakov started working in the Kharkov Young Spectator's Theatre, where he performed a number of leading roles from the classical and contemporary repertoire - Bekpergen («The Brandenburg Gate» by M.Svetlov), Kochkaryov («Marriage» by N.Gogol), Vaska Pepel («The Lower Depths» by M.Gorky), Nikolai Ostrovsky («Letters to a Friend» by A. Lihanov and A. Shura), Prince and Swineherd («Swineherd» by H. C. Andersen), Ivan («Ivan, the Peasant’s Son» by V. Sudarushkin) and others.

In the A.Ostrovsky Moscow Regional Drama Theatre the artist successfully performed the role of Apollon Murzavetsky(«Wolves and Sheep» by A.N. Ostrovsky) and Ivan («Stories From a Village» by V.Shukshin).

Alexander Yurievich gained critical acclaim in the early 80s, when he played on the stage of Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre. There he worked from 1981 to 1995. Among his greatest achievements were the roles of Karl Moor («The Robbers» by F. Schiller), Fedor («Motives» by M. Varfolomeev), Liputin («Demons» by F.M.Dostoyevsky), Oberon, the fairy king («A Midsummer Night's Dream» by W. Shakespeare), Bolvio («The Triumph of Love» by by Pierre de Marivaux), Goran («Eric XIV» by A. Strindberg), Lyapkin Tyapkin («The Government Inspector »by N.V. Gogol), Ivanov («Ivanov's Family» by A. Platonov), Fiddler («Desire Under the Elms» by Eugene O'Neill) and many others. Alexander Ermakov was awarded the diploma of the Ministry of Culture of Russia for his performance in the «Motives» (Best Actor).

In 1995 Alexander Yurievich Ermakov was invited to join the Maly Theatre’s company. Over the years the artists managed to create an assemblage of bright and memorable roles. The character of the tragedian, Neschastlivtsev, in «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, was especially grandiose.

With his hard work and peerless dedication, Ermakov has evolved into one of the most respected and successful actors of the Maly Theatre’s company. Perfect taste, a subtle sense of style and genre, the ability to penetrate deeply into the psychology of the character, all these qualities distinguish each of the roles performed by the artist.

Ermakov also appeared in numerous TV series: «Three Against All», «Maroseika, 12», «At the Corner, at the Patriarch's Ponds- 2», «Where the Homeland Begins», «Life and Destiny», «Anna Karenina» and many others, as well as feature films «The Demidovs», «Stalin's Wife», «White Tiger», etc.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1996 - Mikhailo Nagoy, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1996 - Prince Mstislavsky, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1996 - Godunov, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1997 - Saltykov, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1997 - Fyodor, «Krechinsky's Wedding» by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, directed by Vitaliy Solomin and Alexander Chetverkin

1998 - Neschastlivtsev, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin

1999 - Metropolitan Dimitry, «Chronicles of the Palace Coup» by Galina Turchina, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2001 - Dan Gerard, «Happy End» based on Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s play «Getting Away with Murder», directed by Vladimir Beylis

2002 - Golutvin, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2003 - Baron de Ratiniere, «Mysterious Chest» by Pyotr Karatygin, directed by Yuri Solomin

2003 - Belsky, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2004 - Vershinin, «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin

2006 - Shpekin, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

2009 - Charles Varlet de La Grange, «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2011 – The Commander, «Don Juan» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Alexander Klyukvin

2012 - Florent, «The Sacred Monsters» by Jean Cocteau, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2012 - Count De Guiche, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Georges Lavaudant

2013 - Nocella, the lawyer, «Filumena Marturano» by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Stefano de Luca

2014 - Mazarin, «The Youth of Louis XIV» by Alexandre Dumas, père, directed by Yuri Solomin

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

2017 - Lavr Mironovich, «The Last Sacrifice» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2017 - Anuchkin, «Marriage» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

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

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

2019 - Dr. Diafoirus, «The Imaginary Invalid» by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Molière, directed by Sergey Zhenovach


1969 «One Day and the Whole Life»

1981 «Honest, intelligent, unmarried ...»

1983 «The Demidovs»

1983 «Teenager»

1984 «One Lives and Loves»

1984 «A Special Case» (anthology film)

1984 «The First Cavalry»

1986 «The Iron Field»

1989 «The Eve» (short film)

1989 «The Three» (film-play)

1991 «Ward No. 6» (film-play)

1992 «Apartment»

1992 «A Dangerous Criminal Is Wanted»

1993 «Territory»

1994 «Forget-me-nots»

2000 «Maroseyka, 12»

2000 «Operation» Green Ice»

2001 «Three Against All»

2002 «The Forest» (film-play)

2003 « Krechinsky’s Wedding» (film-play)

2003 « Mysterious Chest» (film-play)

2003 «Tote»

2004 «Red Square»

2004 «At the Corner of Patriarch's Ponds- 4»

2005 «The Forest» (film-play)

2005 «Three Sisters» (film-play)

2006 «The 13th Sector»

2006 «Stalin’s Wife»

2006-2008 «Spy Games» (Latvia, Russia)

2007 «Rich and Beloved»

2007 «Task Force»

2007 «Breaking Point»

2008 «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» (film-play)

2008 «Prison Break»

2008 «Blueberry Pie»

2009 «Top Class»

2009 «Number Forty-Three»

2011 «The Wild-2»

2012 «The White Tiger»

2012 «Life and Destiny»

2013 «Harmony and Love»

2013 «The Mine»