Bohdan Beniuk

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Bohdan Beniuk in 2012

Bohdan Beniuk (Ukrainian: Богдан Михайлович Бенюк) is a Ukrainian actor of theater and cinema, politician, People's Artist of Ukraine (1996). Along with Anatoliy Khostikoiev, he is a creator of the Theatrical company Beniuk and Khostikoiev.

Biography[edit]

Beniuk was born on May 26, 1957 in town of Bytkiv, Nadvirna Raion, Ukrainian SSR. He has two brothers: People's Artist of Ukraine Petro Beniuk and Vasyl Beniuk. Bohdan Beniuk graduated the National University of Theatre, Film and TV in Kyiv in 1978.

In 1978-80 he worked in the Kyiv theater of young viewer. After that Beniuk was an actor of the Franko National Academic Drama Theater in Kyiv.

Selected filmography[edit]

Politics[edit]

During the Ukrainian parliamentary elections Beniuk was on the 2nd place on the election list of the Freedom Party. March 18, 2014 Benyuk, along with his teammates on the "Freedom" party, including the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Igor Miroshnichenko, by the use of physical force pushed the head of the National Television Company of Ukraine Alexander Panteleimon to resign.[1][2] Benyuk outrage was triggered by demonstration on TV news the celebration in Russia over the return of the Crimea. Actions of members of the party "Freedom" were condemned by both the public in Ukraine, and by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Recognition[edit]

  • Merited Artist of Ukrainian SSR (1988)
  • People's Artist of Ukraine (1996)
  • Laureate of the Dovzhenko State Prize (1998)
  • Laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize (2008)

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