Mikhail Olegovich Yefremov

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Mikhail Yefremov
Mikhail Yefremov
Mikhail Yefremov in 2008
Born (1963-11-10) November 10, 1963 (age 53)
Moscow, USSR
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Mikhail Olegovich Yefremov (Russian: Михаи́л Оле́гович Ефре́мов; born November 10, 1963) is a Russian film and stage actor, Meritorious Artist of Russian Federation (1995).[1]

Mikhail is the son of People's Artist of the USSR Oleg Yefremov and Sovremennik Theatre actress Alla Pokrovskaya (Boris Pokrovsky's daughter).[2] He made his stage and screen debut in mid 1970's as schoolboy. In 1982-1984 Yefremov served in Soviet Army. In 1987 he graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School.[2]

Yefremov was married four times, has six children. His first wife was the editor Asya Vorobieva, their son Nikita is a Sovremennik Theatre actor. His second wife was the actress Evgeniya Dobrovolskaya, their son Nikolay is also an actor.[2] His third wife was actress Kseniya Kachalina, they have a daughter Anna Mariya. His fourth wife is audio engineer Sofiya Kruglikova, they have daughters Vera and Nadezhda, and son Bori.[2]

From 2009 on Yefremov presents Channel One show Wait for Me, dedicated to search of long lost relatives and friends.

In 2010's he collaborated Dmitry Bykov over their project "Citizen Poet" (a pun on Nikolai Nekrasov's poem "Poet and Citizen").[2] Yefremov reads poems, written by Bykov, which are usually satirical comments on the contemporary Russian society, politics and culture. Each poem parodies the style of a famous poet of the past, e.g. Pushkin, Nekrasov, Kipling, among others. It was originally broadcast on Dozhd TV channel, but the original project was closed, because the poems were too critical towards Russian government. Currently, the show is hosted in audio format by Echo of Moscow radio station.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Original Title Role
1979 When I Grow Up To Be a Giant Когда я стану великаном Petya Kopeykin
1991 Viva gardemarines! Виват, гардемарины! Pyotr Fyodorovich
2000 The Romanovs: An Imperial Family Романовы. Венценосная семья Alexander Kerensky
2002 Antikiller Антикиллер Banker
2005 The 9th Company 9 рота Dembel
2005 The State Counsellor Статский советник Mylnikov
2006 Nobody knows about sex Никто не знает про секс Kesha's dad
2006 Piranha
2007 12 12 8th Juror Kesha's dad
2007 Election Day
2007 Paragraph 78 Параграф 78 Prison commander
2007 Artistka Артистка Gusyatnikov
2007 The Irony of Fate 2 Ирония судьбы. Продолжение Ded Moroz
2009 The Best Movie 2 Самый лучший фильм 2 Sailor's father
2009 Attack on Leningrad Ленинград Omelchenko
2009 The Book of Masters Книга мастеров The bogatyr
2011 Generation P Generation П Leonid (Legion) Azadovsky
2012 Soulless Духless Alexey Alexeyevich Kondratov

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