Andrey Abrikosov

People’s Artist, Laureate of the USSR State Award (for the movie “Aleksander Nevsky”, 1941) Andrey Abrikosov was born 14 (27) November, 1906 in Simpheropol to an agronome family. In his youth he wandered around the South of Russia, in 1925 moved to Moscow and entered the cinema studio of A.S.Khokhlova. Soon he left this studio for another one, under the supervision of Stalislavsky’s sister Z. Sokolova. In 1929 “the actor” from the Maly Theatre Studio (1926-1929) Abriosov, who, in fact, had not had a single role before that, got the role of Grigory Melekhov in a silent movie “And Quiet flows the Don”. The directors, O. Preobrajhenskaya and I. Pravov were impressed by the similarity with the main hero. The movie celebrated a great success. In 1930 – 1931 Abriosov worked as an actor in the Moscow Travelling Theatre, in -19З7 — Moscow Realist Theatre, in 1937 – 1938 — The Chamber Theatre. Since 1938 and until the end of  his life Abrikosov worked in the Vakhtangov, in 1953-1959 he was the head of  the Theatre. He died 19 October, 1973.

People’s Artist, Laureate of the USSR State Award (for the movie “Aleksander Nevsky”, 1941)

Neznamov (Guilty without fault), 1937
Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), 1938
Karrasco (Don Quixote), 1941
Ognev (The Front Line), 1942
Safonov (The Russian People), 1942
Semyon Kotko (The Soldiet Went After the War)
Jean Valjean (The Miserable), 1950
Ragozin (Kirill Izvekov), 1951
Trigorin (The Seagull), 1954
Ignat Gordeev (Foma Gordeev), 1956
Dobrov (City at the Dawn), 1957
Kurdukov (Konarmia), 1966

And Quiet Flows the Don, 1931
The Bypasser, 1932,
The Great Breach, 1945
Aleksander Nevsky, 1938
Ivan the Terrible, 1945, 1958
Stepan Razin, 1939
Ilya Muromets, 1956