Igor Kvasha

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Igor Kvasha
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Igor Vladimirovich Kvasha
Born Igor Vladimirovich Kvasha
(1933-02-04)February 4, 1933
Moscow, Soviet Union
Died August 30, 2012(2012-08-30) (aged 79)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961–2012

Igor Vladimirovich Kvasha (Russian: Игорь Владимирович Кваша; February 4, 1933 — August 30, 2012) was a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor. He was a leading actor of Sovremennik Theater. Igor Kvasha was one of the Sovremennik founders along with Galina Volchek, Oleg Yefremov, Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev and Oleg Tabakov. He was honored with People's Artist of Russia in 1978.[1]

Biography[edit]

Igor Kvasha was born in Moscow, the son of scientist Vladimir Ilich Kvasha, of the faculty of Mendeleev Russian University of Chemistry and Technology. Kvasha graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School, where he was taught by Aleksander Karev. After graduation he joined the Moscow Art Theater troupe and performed there for two years (1955-1957). In 1957 he started work at the newly established Sovremennik Theater, where he remained.

Recently, the talented actor became a host for the remarkable TV talk show Wait for Me (Russian: Zhdi menya/Жди меня) on Russia's Channel One. Kvasha himself acknowledges that he has got there accidentally. But there are still some vision that he is such an open minded, spiritual man that became the host of this show. He died in Moscow, at the age of 79.

Filmography[edit]

... aka Хранить вечно (Russia)

  • "V kruge pervom" (2006) TV mini-series .... Stalin

... aka "The First Circle" (International: English title)

  • Tretiy variant (2003) .... Shabashov

... aka Третий вариант (Russia)

  • Prevrashchenie (2002)

... aka Превращение (Russia) ... aka Metamorphosis (Europe: English title: festival title)

  • Vozvrashcheniye bronenostsa (1996) .... Mikitov-Razumnik

... aka Возвращение броненосца (Russia) ... aka The Return of the Battleship

  • "Dom" (1995) TV series

... aka Дом

  • Pod znakom skorpiona (1995) .... Stalin

... aka Под знаком скорпиона

  • Master i Margarita (1994) .... Doctor Stravinsky

... aka Мастер и Маргарита (Russia) ... aka Master and Margareth

  • Vesyolenkaya poyezdka (1994)

... aka Весёленькая поездка

  • Bezdna, krug sedmoy (1993)

... aka Бездна, круг седьмой (Russia) ... aka Abyss, Round Seven

  • Serdtsa tryokh (1992) .... Sun Priest

... aka Сердца трёх

  • Pasport (1991) .... Rabbi

... aka Паспорт (Soviet Union: Russian title) ... aka The Passport

  • Rebro Adama (1990)

... aka Ребро Адама (Soviet Union: Russian title) ... aka Adam's Rib

  • Gaghtni khorhrdakane (1989) .... Sasha

... aka Тайный советник (Soviet Union: Russian title)

  • A byl li Karotin (1989)

... aka А был ли Каротин (Soviet Union: Russian title) ... aka Was There Karotin?

  • Chelovek s bulvara Kaputsinov (1987) .... Pastor

... aka Человек с бульвара Капуцинов (Soviet Union: Russian title) ... aka A Man from Boulevard des Capucines

  • Akseleratka (1987)

... aka Акселератка (Soviet Union: Russian title)

  • Klub zhenshchin (1987) (TV)

... aka Клуб женщин

  • Vera (1986)

... aka Вера

  • Utro obrechyonnogo priiska (1985)

... aka Утро обречённого прииска

  • Skazki starogo volshebnika (1984) .... Old prince

... aka Сказки старого волшебника

Honours and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.
  • Order For Merit to the Fatherland, 3rd class (30 March 2006) - for outstanding contribution to the development of theatre and many years of creative activity
  • People's Artist of the USSR (1968)
  • By the President of the Russian Federation (January 25, 2008) - for his contribution to the development of Russian theater and film [6]
  • National Prize actor Andrei Mironov "Figaro" in the "For Service to the Fatherland theatre"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Igor Kvasha at Soviet and Russian Cinema" (in Russian). kino-teatr.ru. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 

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