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Vershinin Alexander

People's Artist of Russia

Alexander Vladimirovich Vershinin, Honored Artist of Russia, was born on November 29, 1965. In 1992 he graduated from Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of V.I. Korshunov) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company.

Alexander’s pathway to success was almost instant, not least due to his incredible charm, contagious enthusiasm and inherently natural manner. His talent is fully revealed when playing romantic heroes, but he is just as good at performing character roles. A bright illustration of Vershinin’s versatile talent is his acting in «Prince Serebrenni», where the artist performed two completely different roles with equal reliability – that of a noble prince Serebrenni and the other one of a double-faced insidious Fedka Basmanov. Alexander also played three absolutely different characters in the «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Leguvé, - the romantic Count Henri d'Albret, the royal prisoner Francis I and the vain careerist Guatinara.

In Leo Tolstoy's «Resurrection» Alexander Vershinin played Prince Nekhlyudov. This role was highly appreciated by theatre critics, who wrote about the artist's ability to reveal the emotional state of his character and at the same time convey the ideas of the great writer to the audience.

Vershinin impersonated two heartless ambitious men hiding under the veil of modesty and kindness – Molchalin in Griboedov’s «Woe from Wit» and Glumov in «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky. These works demonstrate Alexander’s mastery of acting when dealing with the most complex and responsible roles of the Russian classical repertoire.

Apart from a rather long and distinguished stage career, Alexander also acted in numerous supporting TV and film roles. He is most notable for playing poet Alexei Koltsov «At the Dawn of a Foggy Youth». On the small screen Vershinin tried his hand at popular television series «Three Against All», «Margosha», «Isaev»2 «FM and the Guys», «The Thief-2. Happiness For Rent», to name a few.

Alexander is an energetic performer consistently recognised as diligent, conscientious, passionate and hard working, with an upbeat, positive attitude and demeanour.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

1993 - (replacement) Ruf, «The King of the Jews» by Konstantin Romanov, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

1993 - (replacement) Prince Serebrenni, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1993 - (replacement) Egorka, «The Precipice» by Ivan Goncharov, directed by Vera Efremova

1993 - (replacement) Vikentyev, «The Precipice» by Ivan Goncharov, directed by Vera Efremova

1993 - (premiere) Christian, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1994 - (replacement) The Servant, «An Ardent Heart» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Boris Morozov

1995 - (premiere) Prokopovich, «The Feast of the Victors» by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, directed by Boris Morozov

1996 - (replacement) Goretsky, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1996 - (replacement) Vershinsky, «The Wild Girl» by Alexander Ostrovsky and Nikolay Solovyov, directed by Vitaliy Solomin

1996 - (replacement) Orlov, «Tsar Peter and Alexei» by Friedrich Gorenstein, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1996 - (replacement) Basmanov, «Prince Serebrenni» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1997 - (replacement) Elesya, «There Was Not a Single Penny, and Suddenly There is a Dime» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1997 - (replacement) The Crow, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

1997 - (replacement) Count Henri d'Albret, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe, Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

1998 - (premiere) Nekhlyudov, «Resurrection» by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Eduard Martsevich

1999 - (replacement) A servant, «Love and Intrigue » by Friedrich Schiller, directed by Yuri Solomin

2000 - (premiere) Passek, «Chronicles of the Palace Coup» by Galina Turchina, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2001 - (premiere) Molchalin, «Woe from Wit» by Alexander Griboedov, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2002 - (premiere) Glumov, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2003 - (replacement) Guatinara, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe, Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2004 - (replacement) Kurchaev, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2004 - (replacement) Francis I, «Secrets of the Madrid Court» by Eugène Scribe, Ernest Leguvé, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2007 - (premiere) Arnold Champion-Cheney, «Love Circle» by Somerset Maugham, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2008 - (premiere) Ilya Ilyich Bykov, «Kasatka» (Darling) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2009 - (replacement) Apollon Murzavetsky, «Wolves and Sheep» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2012 - (premiere) Prince Tomsky, «The Queen of Spades» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2013 - (premiere) Gaston Valtier, «How to Cheat the State» by Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2014 - (premiere) Kazarin, «The Masquerade» by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Andrey Zhitinkin

2016 - (premiere) Sasha, Piskarev, Ivan Alekseevich, «Re-reading Chekhov» (based on Anton Chekhov's short stories), directed by Elena Olenina

2016 - (premiere) Prokhor Zheleznov, «Vassa Zheleznova. The First Version» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2012 - (replacement) Earl of Gloucester, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2017 - (premiere) Kochkaryov, «Marriage» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

2018 - (premiere) Novodvorskiy, «Time Of Troubles.1609-1611» by Vladimir Medinksiy, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2019 - (premiere) George, «The Rest Is Silence» by Viña Delmar, directed by Yuri Solomin


Filmography
1994 «Tsar Boris» (film-play)

1997 «At the Dawn of a Foggy Youth»

1999 «We Should Live Again»

2000 «Russian Revolt»

2001 «Three Against All»

2002 «FM and the Guys»

2002 «The Thief-2. Happiness For Rent»

2002 «Alter Ego» | Episode 50

2002 «Woe from Wit» (film-play)

2002 «Life Goes On»

2002 «Single Woman»

2003 «The Return of Mukhtar-1»

2003 «Wolves and Sheep» (film-play)

2003 «Lie Detector» | Film 1

2003 «Zone of Silence» | Episode 4

2003 «Fire Fighters»

2003 «Penitential Love»

2003 «Detectives-2»

2004 «Evlampiya Romanova. Investigation is conducted by a Layman -2»

2004 «The Golden Head on the Scaffold»

2004 «Lunch at the Ogre’s» | 5 Film

2005 «Local Detectives»

2006 «A Timetable for Every Destiny»

2007 «She is a Total Bombshell»

2007 «Doctor «NO»» | Episode 2

2007 «Bad Heredity» | Episode 8

2007 «Crisis Center»

2008 «Time of Happiness»

2008 «Hot Ice»(Russia, Ukraine)

2008 «Law and Order: Department of Operative Investigation -3»

2008 «Why Did You Leave»

2008 «Love Circle» (film-play)

2008 «Moscow. Voices of Elusive Truths»

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

2008 «Puncture» | 11 Film

2008 «Save Our Souls»

2008 «Three Railway Stations - Three sisters» (documentary)

2008-2010 «Margosha» (all seasons)

2009 «Isaev»

2009 «The Password is Not Needed» | Part 2

2011 «Furious, Violent, Wild...»

2011 «The Deal»

2011 «The Beat Cop»

2012 «Without a Trace»

2012 «The Rook»

2012 «New game»

2012 «Sklifosovsky» (season 1)

2012 «Emergency Situation» (Emergency)

2013 «The Blowhard»

2013 «And the Ball Will Return»

2013 «The Queen of the Gangsters»

2013 «The Last Passenger» | Film number 1

2014 «Karpov. Season Three»

2014 «The Queen of Spades»

2014 «The Wonderworker»

2015 «First Deparment»

2016 «Second Vision»

2016 «Maya»