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Kudinovich Aleksey

People's Artist of Russia

Aleksey Sergeevich Kudinovich, People's Artist of Russia, was born on March 2, 1951. After graduating in 1973 from the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (the course of V.I. Tsygankov), Kudinovich was invited to join the company of the Maly State Academic Theatre.

Aleksey Kudinovich is an actor, endowed with a very versatile personality, outstanding talent and impeccable taste. Having the confidence, energy and many years of professional experience, he always shows good understanding of dramatic techniques. The breadth of talents along with excellent acting techniques allow Kudinovich to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

Among the first noteworthy roles of Aleksey Kudinovich in the Maly Theatre was the tragic-comic old man Bogdan Kuryukov ( «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh), who literally falls apart in front of the audience, but who,nonetheless, defiantly defends his beliefs. A colorful character appeared on stage only once, but it was one of the most memorable episodes in this remarkable production.

For almost 40 years of service in the Maly Theatre Aleksey Kudinovich performed more than sixty roles in multiple genres. Aleksey Kudinovich is one of the so-called play-actors. He is truly passionate about his work and his craft. Creating a new image, he takes his transformations to the extreme.

Currently, Aleksey Kudinovich is among the leading actors of the Maly Theatre.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1973 - Rafael, «The Consul is Stolen!» by Georgiy Mdivani, directed by Vladimir Monakhov

1973 - Chief of the Guard, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1973 - Officer, «Vanity Fair» by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Veniamin Tsygankov

1974 - Young man, «Summerfolk» («Dachniki») by Maxim Gorky, directed by Boris Babochkin

1976 - Vitek, «The Makropulos Affair» by Karel Čapek, directed by Vladimir Monakhov

1976 - Disheveled man, «Evening Light» by Alexei Arbuzov, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1977 - Porter, «The Storm» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Babochkin

1977 - Krauze, «Russian People» by Konstantin Simonov, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1977 - Guest, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1977 - Craftsman, «Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa» by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1977 - Mikhail, «Conversations Under a Clear Moon» by Vasiliy Shukshin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1977 - Bogdan Kuryukov, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1977 - Veso, «This Little Land» by Georgi Dzhagarov, directed by Evgeniy Tashkov

1977 - First guard, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1977 - Vasya Karetnikov, «So It Will Be» by Konstantin Simonov, directed by Leonid Varpakhovskiy

1977 - Servant of Boris, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1978 - Goldenweiser, «Return to One's Circles» by Ion Druță, directed by Boris Ravesnkikh

1978 - Photographer, «Before Sunset» by Gerhart Hauptmann, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1978 - Kostyumov, «Lyubov Yarovaya» by Konstantin Trenyov, directed by Pyotr Fomenko

1978 - Mr. D, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1978 - Santillana, «Jealous of Herself» by Tirso de Molina, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1978 - Krasilnikov, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1978 - Scapin, «Scapin's Deceits» by Jean-B. Molière, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1978 - Kozlovsky, «Russian People» by Konstantin Simonov, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

1979 - Second guard, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1979 - Man, «The Golovlevs» by Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik

1979 - Servant of Cornwall, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1980 - Kruglov, «The Guilt» by Alexander Kurgatnikov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1980 - The clerk, «The Stone Flower» by Pavel Bazhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1981 - Sailor, «Virgin Lands», stage-version based on Leonid Brezhnev’s book «Virgin Lands», directed by Vladimir Beylis together with Boris Lvov-Anokhin

1982 - Tractor driver, «Virgin Lands», stage-version based on Leonid Brezhnev’s book «Virgin Lands», directed by Vladimir Beylis together with Boris Lvov-Anokhin

1982 - Ukhovertov, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Evgeniy Vesnik and Yuri Solomin

1983 - Heir, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Evgeniy Simonov

1983 - Sinitsyn, «My Favorite Clown» by Vasiliy Livanov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1983 - Guardian, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Rachiah Kaplanyan

1984 - The guy, «Morning Fairy» by Alejandro Casona, directed by Boris Lvov-Anokhin

1985 - Tsar, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov

1985 - Ilya Samsonovich, Matvey, «The Painting» by Daniil Granin, directed by Leonid Kheyfetz

1985 - Vorobiev-Soloviev, Balalaykin, «From the Memoirs of an Idealist» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1986 - Second clerk, «The Man Who Laughs» by Victor Hugo, directed by Igor Ilyinskiy and Vladimir Martens

1987 - Vralman, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitali Ivanov

1987 - Koryakin, «To Be Discussed» by Alexander Kosenkov, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

1987 - Afremov, «The Living Corpse» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1988 - Vasya Funtik, «Ivan» by A. Kudryavtsev, directed by Vladimir Andreev

1989 - Brecht, «Tales from Hollywood» by Christopher Hampton, directed by Boris Lvov-Anokhin and Vasiliy Fyodorov

1989 - Shubersky, Mamlin, «Predators» by Aleksey Pisemsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1989 - Hank, «The Night of the Iguana» by Tennessee Williams, directed by Theodore Mann (USA)

1989 - Khvorostinin, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1989 - Korotkov, «The Living Corpse» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1991 - Mikheich, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1995 - The Crow, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 - Baron Logau, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1996 - Gavrila, «An Ardent Heart» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Morozov

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

1999 - Niels, «King Gustav Vasa» by August Strindberg, directed by Alexander Nordström (Sweden)

2002 - Golub-father, «Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Boris Ravenskikh

2003 - Merlouche, «Mysterious Chest» by Pyotr Karatygin, directed by Alexander Klukvin

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

2004 - Aplombov, «Wedding! Wedding! Wedding» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2005 - Varravin, «The Death of Tarelkin» by Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2006 - Dr. Gibner, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

2007 - Karp, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin

2007 - Akim, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin

2008 - Luka Lukich Khlopov, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

2008 - Postmaster Shpekin, «The Governmnet Inspector» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

2009 - Samson Silych Bolshov, «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves», by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin

2009 - Old soldier, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2012 - Robinson, «Without a Dowry» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin