Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation

Boris Plotnikov


He graduated from the Sverdlovsk Theatre School (course ofY.Zhigulsky) in1970and Ural State University.

Worked inSverdlovsk Young Generation Theatre, where heplayed insuch performances as: “Intrigue and Love“ byF.Schiller (Ferdinand), “Eternally alive” byV.Rozov (Volodya), „The Three Musketeers” byAlexandre Dumas (Aramis, Duke ofBuckingham), etc.

Since 1978, the Moscow Satire Theatre. Was busy inperformances: “Repair“ (Pasha-Intellectual), “The Cherry Orchard“ byA.Chekhov (Petya Trofimov),„Shadows” (Bobyrev), „Mad Money” byA.Ostrovsky (Glumov).

Since 1988, the Central Academic Theatre ofRussian Army, where heplayed insuch performances as: “Paul I“ byD.Merezhkovsky (Alexander I), “The Idiot“ byF.Dostoevsky (Prince Myshkin), “The Gambler“ byF.Dostoyevsky (Alexei Ivanovich),“The Masquerade“ byM.Lermontov (Unknown),„The Lower Depths” byM.Gorky (Baron), „Othello” byW.Shakespeare (Iago), „Much Ado About Nothing” byW.Shakespeare (Prince). Now playing Harpagon inthe performance „The Miser” byJ.-B.Moliere.

Since January 2002, the troupe ofthe Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre. Heplayed insuch performances as: “Anumber“ byC.Churchill (Salter), “Sanctimonious persons' Kabala“ byM.Bulgakov (Marquise deSharron), “The Artist Descending aStaircase“ byT.Stoppard (Martello), “Lady from the Sea” byH.Ibsen (Arnholm).. Now busy inperformances: „Copenhagen” byM.Freyn (Werner Heisenberg), „The Seagull” byA.Chekhov (Dorn).

Acted insuch films as: „The Ascent” directed byL.Shepitko (1976), “The Savage Hunt ofKing Stach” directed byV.Rubinchik (1979), “Michael Lomonosov” directed byA.Proshkin (1984), “Lermontov” directed byN.Burljaev (1986), “The Wood” directed byV.Motyl (1987), First Encounter Last Encounter directed byV.Melnikov (1987), “Heart ofaDog” directed byBortko B.(1988), and others.

For his role inthe performance Good-bye and applauding! inthe Moscow Theatre managed byO.Tabakov, was awarded the Prize ofthe Charitable Foundation named after K.Stanislavsky “Moscow Premiere“.

Onthe stage ofthe Moscow Theatre managed byO.Tabakov has played insuch performances as: „Camera Obscura” byV.Nabokov (Bruno Kretzschmar) and Good-bye and applauding! byA.Bogdanovich (Carlo Goldoni). Currently playing Voinitsky (“Uncle Vanya“ byAnton Chekhov), Sobakevich (“Adventures“, composed onthe poem “Dead Souls” byNikolai Gogol), Priest and Uncle („The Trial” byF.Kafka), Basil („Crazy Day orThe Marriage ofFigaro” byP.deBeaumarchais).