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Khrustalyov Maksim

Actor

Maksim was born on June 28, 1986. In 2007 he graduated from Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of O.N. Solomina and Y.M. Solomin, among his teachers were V.I. Bochkaryov, A.S. Potapov, V.N.Dragunov, V.E.Fyodorov) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company.

Starting with bit parts in «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuysky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, «The Children of the Sun» by Maxim Gorky, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, in 2009 Maxim Khrustalyov played his first significant role – Jean-Jacques Bouton in Vladimir Dragunov’s production of «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov. He portrayed a modest a candle-taker and Molière's servant, who also serves as a lightning rod – Molière often works off his fears and frustration on him. Bouton is always wary of everything, he is naggy and always wrangles with his landlord, the same time he is very devoted to him. Maksim managed to create a tragicomic image of a servant and confidant, a low ranker, who evoking both laughter and sympathy from the audience.

During his years of work in the Maly Theatre, Maksim produced a rich palette of characters. In 2013, Maksim was cast as Vassiliy Danilitch Vozhevatov in Ostrovsky’s comedy «Without a Dowry». Larisa's childhood friend, he is cold and tough-minded, and most cynical in her entourage. He is not as romantic as Paratov, nor as ardent as Knurov. Khrustalyov embodied the character that that exists outside of our space-time. He is a typical businessman in the worst sense of the word. Maksim managed to bring a certain charisma to his role thus making Vozhevatov a truly dreadful hero willing to wade through slaughter.

In addition to working at the theatre, Maxim appeared in TV series such as «Platinum-2», «Karpov. Season Three», «The Forester».

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

2007 – Second lad, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin

2008 - Peasant, «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

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

2009 - Hurdy-gurdy man, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich

2009 - Jean-Jacques Bouton, «The Life and Love of Monsieur de Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites» by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

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

2010 - Sound producer, «Dream of the Heroine» by Aleksandr Galin, directed by Aleksandr Galin

2011 - The Storyteller, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2011 - Lord Longueville (or Longaville), «Love’s Labour’s Lost» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2012 - Moscovite, «The Last Sacrifice» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2012 – The servant, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2012 - Lyulyukov, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

2012 - Matchmaker, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin

2012 - Rode, «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin

2012 - De Valvert, Poet and Musketeer, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Georges Lavaudant

2013 - Page, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2013 - Dominic, «The heirs of Rabourdin» by Émile Zola, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2013 - Michele, «Filumena Marturano» by Eduardo de Filippo, directed by Stefano De Luca

2013 - Vozhevatov, «Without a Dowry» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin

2013 - Igor Nevolin, «The Last Idol» by Alexander Zvyagintsev, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2014 - Junior clerk, «Mysterious Chest », by Pyotr Karatygin directed by Yuri Solomin

2014 - José Pascual Domingo de Ribas (Iosif Ribas), «The Theatre of the Empress» by Edvard Radzinsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

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

2016 - Leader at Christmastide, «Poverty is No Crime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov

2016 - Karkunov's employee, «The Heart is Not a Stone» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2016 - Steve Hubbell, «A Streetcar Named Desire» by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sergey Potapov

2016 - Florindo Aretusi of Turin, «The Servant of Two Masters» by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Stefano De Luca

2017 - Hoby, Husbands VII-IX; one of the citizens; a person in the studio, «The Visit of the Old Lady» by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)

2018 - Damis, «Tartuffe» by Molière, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

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