Vladimir Benediktovich Nosik, People's Artist of Russia, was born on April 3, 1948.
A graduate of The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), workshop of B.A. Babochkin, in 1970 Vladimir Nosik joined the ensemble of the Actor’s Theatre-studio where he served for 24 years. Among the production where he performed were «The Stupid Lady» by Lope de Vega, «The Miracle of St. Anthony» by Maurice Maeterlinck, «The Comedy of Errors» by William Shakespeare, «In Search For the Dead Souls» based on Nikolai Gogol’s novel, «Director» by Yuri Nagibin, «Tanya» by Aleksei Arbuzov, «Shadow» by Evgeny Schwartz.
Since 1995 Vladimir Nosik has been working in the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia, where his older brother Valeriy served for more than 30 years. Vladimir Benediktovich joined the Maly Theatre, when he already was a well-established and mature artist.
Vladimir Nosik is an actor of total integrity, endowed with a genuine sense for the art. The images created by the artist are always distinguished by their authenticity and integrity, no matter how grotesque they truly are, like the First Wise Man in «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, or a clueless doctor Christian Ivanovich Gibner in Gogol’s «The Government Inspector».
Vladimir Benediktovich is one of those unique universal actors, who are not bound by any specific genre or role. The actor possesses a unique gift for transformation - he is ridiculously funny in the role of the uptight and mannered Mr. Diafoirus, he evokes squeamish pity as a drunk solicitor Rispolozhensky and arouses genuine compassion when his hero, the wealthy peasant Pyotr, begs for mercy from the employee, who became the indirect culprit of his death («The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy).
Vladimir Nosik is an actor endowed with the rare gift of charisma both on stage and offstage. He is one of the most popular and beloved movie stars, who has appeared in over 160 movies and television shows. Nosik made his screen debut, when he was a student and worked with some of the most prominent Soviet directors – Yuliy Rayzman, Larisa Shepitko, Yakov Segel, Alexander Zarkhi, Eldar Ryazanov, Svetlana Druzhinina, Evgeniy Matveev, Yury Chulyukin, Pavel Arsenov, Leonid Gaidai, Alla Surikova, Savva Kulish, Jerzy Hoffman.
Vladimir is best known for leading roles in the films that form the Soviet film classics: «You and I», «The Visit of Courtesy», «The Last Day», «This Cheerful Planet», «The Wishes Are Coming True» «The Ocean», «The Black Prince», «Kysh and Two Book Bags», «Earthly Love», «When September Comes», «Under the Roofs of Montmartre», «The Sun, Again the Sun», «And This Is All About It», «Dust Under The Sun», «The Amazing Adventures of Denis Korablev», «Inspector Losev», «Guest From The Future», «The Most Charming And Attractive», «American Grandfather», «Rock and Roll for the Princesses», «Upside Down», to name but a few.
Over time, the film industry started giving way to TV series, but Vladimir Nosik remained one of the most sought-after artists. He took part in such projects as «Cafe «Strawberry», «Dark World», «Lavrova’s Method», «Champion», «Donut Lusya», «Transit for the Devil», «Made in the USSR», «Closed School», «Veronica. Lost Happiness», and many others.
Roles in the Maly Theatre:
1995 - Prokopovich, «The Feast of the Victors» by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, directed by Boris Morozov
1995 – Kupavina’s servant, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
1995 - Mr. Fal, «The Guilty Mother; or, the Other Tartuffe» by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, directed by Boris Morozov
1995 - The Governor, «The Little Humpbacked Horse» by Pyotr Yershov, directed by Roman Sokolov
1995 - First Wise Man, «Tsar Ivan the Terrible» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Dragunov
1996 - Basmanov the father, Basil the Blessed, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
1996 - Rispolozhensky, «It's a Family Affair-We'll Settle It Ourselves», by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Chetverkin
1996 - The lad, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
1996 - Lev Sapega, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis
1997 - Worker, «Uncle Vanya» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Sergey Solovyov
1997 - The Storyteller, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
1998 - Telegin, «Uncle Vanya» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Sergey Solovyov
1998 - Korpelov, «Hard-earned Bread» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Alexander Korshunov
1999 - Wolf, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich
1999 - Stenbock, «King Gustav Vasa» by August Strindberg, directed by Alexander Nordström (Sweden)
2000 - Bodaev, «The Forest» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin
2003 - Bambasek, «The Good Old Ensemble» by by Jirí Hubac, directed by Vladislav Konstantinov
2005 - Mr. Diafoirus, «The Imaginary Invalid» by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Molière, directed by Sergey Zhenovach
2005 - Chebutykin, «Three Sisters» by Anton Chekhov, directed by Yuri Solomin
2006 - Christian Ivanovich Gibner, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov
2007 - Prince Mstislavsky, «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov
2007 - Pyotr, «The Power of Darkness» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Yuri Solomin
2010 - Goryachev, «The Dream of the Heroine» by Aleksandr Galin, directed by Aleksandr Galin
2013 - Gavrila, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev
2014 - Shprikh, «The Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin
2016 – The Wizard, «Cinderella» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2017 - Tsyfirkin, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov
2017 - Osip, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov
2017 - The Schoolmaster, «The Visit of the Old Lady» by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, directed by Ilan Ronen (Israel)
2018 - Shpekin, «The Government Inspector» by Nikolay Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin and Vasiliy Fyodorov
2019 - Barkley "Pa" Cooper, «The Rest Is Silence» by Viña Delmar, directed by Yuri Solomin