Alexander Petrov

Biography

He was born in the city of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Yaroslavskiy region. During school years he played for the national football team. After leaving school he entered the University of Pereslavl the Faculty of Economics. During his studies he took part in cultural events of the city: KVN (Game show - Club of Funny and Inventive People), Student Council, a theatre studio «Anterpise» under Veronika Ivanenko's direction. At the Theatre Festival in the town Pohvistnevo (Samarskiy region) he met the teachers from Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) at workshops. After the Festival he decided to leave the University of Pereslavl and enter GITIS, the class of Leonid Heifetz in 2008. Since the second year he has begun acting in films. His first role was in TV-show «Voices» directed by Nana Jorjadze, whose one of the films was nominated for Oscar in 1997. His first leading role was for the TV-show «While the fern is in blossom» (directed by Evgeniy Bedarev) in 2012. While studying in GITIS he starred in 10 films. Immediately after graduating from GITIS he was accepted to the company of Moscow Theater «Et Cetera» under Alexander Kalyagin's direction. He played Graziano in Shylock («The Merchant of Venice») on the touring stage of Riga Russian Drama Theater. Five months after, he was invited to be a part of Ermolova Moscow Theater under the direction of Oleg Menshikov to rehearse Hamlet directed by Valeriy Sarkisov, premiered in December, 2013. «Hamlet» has been the most sold-out performance in the theater ever since. At the end of 2014, the head of Moscow Pushkin Theater - Evgeniy Pisarev and director Vladimir Mirzoyev invited him to play Lopakhin in «Cherry Orchard» by Chekhov. He played the leading role in the TV show «Fartsa» directed by Egor Baranov , one of the first Russian TV-shows ever broadcasted on NetFlix. Also he played a charming police officer Grisha Izmailov for the TV-show «Policeman from Rublevka» (directed by Ilya Kulikov) viewed by millions and got him famous nationally. In November 2016 he created his first one-man dramatic show #TOBEBORNAGAIN. He played the leading role in the film «Attraction» by Fyodor Bondarchuk which had an outstanding success in Russian box office (more than 18 million USD). The film was released worldwide. «Gogol», where he also played the leading role, became the first TV-show in the world screened in cinemas. It won the first prize at the festival of the Indie Gathering International Film Festival and was awarded at the Accolade Global Film Competition in the «Award of Excellence» category. Today the filmography of the Artist includes 18 roles in Tv Shows and 20 roles in feature films. Prizes and awards: Audience Award for achievements in film and television industry in 2015 in the «Event of the Year» of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Ice (2018) Ice (2018) February 14, 2018