Ingeborga Edmundovna Dapkūnaitė
20 January 1963
|Occupation(s)||Actress, TV presenter, theater producer|
|Awards||State Prize of the Russian Federation |
Nika Award - 1994, Russia
Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė (Lithuanian: Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė; born 20 January 1963) is а Lithuanian theatre and cinema actress, who has appeared mostly in Russian films. In 1994, she won Russia's Nika Award for Best Actress.
Dapkūnaitė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her father was a diplomat and her mother was a meteorologist. For many years her parents worked in Moscow, and she saw them only on holidays. She was cared for by her grandparents and an uncle and aunt, musicians in a theatre orchestra, during her parents' long absences.
Dapkūnaitė first appeared on stage at age four in the Puccini opera Madam Butterfly, watched by her grandmother, the administrator of the Vilnius opera theatre. After her opera debut, she at first seemed to have little interest in the dramatic arts, dance, singing, or music. For her childhood and youth, it seemed she might pursue a career in sports; she figure-skated and played basketball, popular in Lithuania. She graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre under Jonas Vaitkus in 1985 and joined the Kaunas State Drama Theatre.
She has had a number of minor roles in some top Hollywood movies including Mission: Impossible (1996) and Seven Years in Tibet (1997), the latter of which featured her as the wife of Heinrich Harrer (played by Brad Pitt). She is best known for her portrayal of Maroussia, the wife of Colonel Sergei Kotov (portrayed by Nikita Mikhalkov) in Mikhalkov's Academy Award-winning film Burnt by the Sun (1994). In 2001 she was a member of the jury at the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival.
She also portrayed the Russian Tsaritsa Imperatritsa Aleksandra Fyodorovna Romanova in the 2003 British mini-series The Lost Prince, and was mother to Thomas Harris's fictional cannibal and serial killer, also known to be of Lithuanian origin, Hannibal Lecter, in Hannibal Rising (2007).
On television, she plays the role of top Russian diplomat Irina Sidorova in the Norwegian hit show Okkupert (Occupied), broadcast in the US by Netflix. She was featured as a skating partner to Alexander Zhulin in Ice Age. In the first season of the BBC series Bodies, she played nurse Katya Bredova. In addition, she portrays a Bosnian refugee named Jasmina Blekic in Prime Suspect 6, co-starring Helen Mirren and in 2012 played Kenneth Branagh's love interest in the Wallander TV episode "Dogs of Riga". She also starred in Branded. She also portrayed the role of Mrs Hudson in Russia's Sherlock Holmes.
Dapkūnaitė has been married three times. Her first husband was Lithuanian actor Arūnas Sakalauskas, her groupmate at the Vilnius Conservatory. Her second husband was British director Simon Stokes, whom she divorced in 2009. Her third husband was Russian lawyer and businessman Dmitry Yampolsky. They divorced in 2017.
|1984||My Little Wife||Aukse|
|1987||The mysterious heir||Asya Tikhonova|
|The confluence of circumstances||Veronica Bergs|
|The 13th Apostle||Mariya|
|1988||Autumn, Chertanovo ...||Mariya Zavarzina|
|1990||Nikolai Vavilov||Natalia Karlovna Lemke||Mini-series|
|1992-93||The Good Guys||Sanda||TV series|
|1993||Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald||Lubya||TV|
|The Alaska Kid||Salli||TV series|
|1994||Katya Ismailova (russian title: Near Moscow Nights)||Katya Ismailova|
|Burnt by the Sun||Maroussia|
|1995||Thief Takers||TV series|
|1996||On Dangerous Ground||Asta||TV|
|Mission: Impossible||Hannah Williams|
|Letters from the East||Marie / Mother|
|1997||Seven Years in Tibet||Ingrid Harrer|
|1998||CI5: The New Professionals||Elkie||TV series|
|1999-01||Big Bad World||Natalia||TV series|
|Shadow of the Vampire||Micheline|
|2003||The Lost Prince||Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna||TV|
|Kiss of Life||Helen|
|Coming Up||Olesya Muratseva||TV series|
|Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness||Jasmina Blekic||Mini-series|
|2004||25 Degrees in Winter||Sonia|
|2004-06||Bodies||Katya Bredova||TV series|
|2005||Graveyard Shift||wife of the owner|
|2006||Silent Witness||Dr. Caroline Anscombe||TV series|
|2007||Hannibal Rising||Mother Lecter|
|Katya: Military history||Mariya Barsukova||TV series|
|2012||30 Beats||The Call-Girl - Alice|
|Branded||Guru's Associate Dubcek|
|Wallander – "The Dogs of Riga"||Baiba Liepa||TV series|
|Sherlock Holmes||Mrs. Hudson||TV series|
|2014||Rather "Moscow-Russia"||conductor Anna|
|Gregory R.||Empress Alexandra Feodorovna||TV series|
|Heavenly Court. Continued||Morpheus||Mini-series|
|2015-19||Occupied||Irina Sidorova||TV series|
|2015||Men's Life in Autumn|
|2016||Wallander – "A Lesson in Love"||Baiba Liepa||TV series|
|Artist Kills Self||Clarissa Stearn|
|Matilda||Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark)|
|Most||Inga Veermaa, Homicide detective from Estonian Police||TV series|
|2019||Union of Salvation||Princess Belskaya|
|Dark like the Night. Karenina-2019||journalist||short film|
|2022||Generation of Evil||Rasa Kymantaite, the mayor|
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