Alexander Filippenko

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  • Name: Alexander Filippenko ( Aleksandr Filippenko )
  • Date of birth: 2 September 1944.
  • Age: 72 years
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Activity: film and theater actor, people’s artist of Russia
  • Marital status: married

    Alexander Filippenko: biography

    Alexander Filippenko is a famous Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, people’s artist of Russia. Known due to the complex characteristic roles in the films «the Star and death of Joaquin Murieta», «Hard to be God», «Master and Margarita», «Peter the great. The last will and Testament».

    Alexander was born in Moscow, but his childhood and youth were passed in Alma-ATA, where he moved parents — Valentina and George Y., Professor, mining and metallurgical Institute. In Kazakhstan, the boy was fascinated by the theater. During his school years Sasha worked in the Studio at the local House of pioneers, and even managed to take part in «adult» play «the Soldier and the snake». Filipenko very well in school, got a Ged with honors and a gold medal. The idea to enroll in drama school was, but at the insistence of relatives of the boy chose the more prestigious in the 60-ies of the profession of engineer.

    In the Moscow Institute of physics and technology Alexander studied at the faculty of molecular and chemical physics and has received a speciality «Physics of fast processes». But almost from the first days of life of the student all leisure of young people held in the Institute’s KVN team, and in 1963, even became the champion of the club. Also Filipenko took part in performances of the music Studio of Moscow state University, both as an actor and as Director.

    On mandatory placement after graduation in 1967, Alexander Filippenko began working at the Institute of Geochemistry, but the scene did not. Moreover, in 1969, he, having no special education, was in the troupe of the Theatre of drama and Comedy on Taganka and even debuted in the cinema.

    Goodbye to career of the engineer, the actor has decided to get specialized education and enrolled in drama school named after Boris Shchukin, after which became a very popular actor of the Academic theater named after Yevgeny Vakhtangov, where he served for 20 years. By the way, in the same period, he debuted on television when he became the first clown in the name of Sanya in the children’s educational program «Abvgdeyka.» Filippenko was filmed in the first 20 editions of the show.

    From the theater Vakhtangov, Aleksandr Georgievich left in 1996 to head up their Church culture. He began to lead the theater «Mono-Duet-Trio», whose repertoire of literature and music shows and many solo performances, in which Filipenko is implemented as an entertainer.


    A great filmography of Alexander Filippenko has more than 80 works. Taking into account that the main activity has been and remains the theatre, the fruitfulness of the actor is really surprising. The first painting in the series of interesting films was the drama «I am his bride.» Then went very liked by the audience tape «burn, burn, my star», «Bumbarash», «the ordeal» and «Born of the revolution».

    Early 80s brought more diverse roles. Alexander played Koshchey Immortal in the tale «There, on unknown paths…», the Death in the film adaptation of the rock Opera «the Star and death of Joaquin Murieta», jester Vambu in the historical-adventure film «the ballad of the valiant knight Ivanhoe». Also during this period, the actor had some interesting war dramas, such as «Battle for Moscow», «Torpedo» and «I did everything I could».

    In 1994, Filippenko plays Koroviev in the film adaptation of the famous novel of Mikhail Bulgakov «Master and Margarita». But because of disagreements Director and producer of the group picture of 17 years has been on the shelf and was first shown in 2011 alone. Interestingly, in 2005 Alexander Filipenko took part in the filming of «the Master and Margarita», another version, the Director was Vladimir Bortko. At this time, the actor recreated the image of Azazello.

    In the 21st century Alexander G. became a little less likely to appear on the screens. The fact that he now agrees only to such scenarios that it is satisfied. Recent work highlighted in the biographical series «Brezhnev», where he played General Tsineva, one Secretary General, as well as a fantastic picture «Aziris Nuna», where he appeared in the form of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, and in the form of a man, and the mummy.

    And fans of Comedy sitcoms probably remember Filippenko on the series «My fair nanny», where he, starting from the 7th season, played the father of the heroine — Rutkovskaja. This multiserial film gathered a galaxy of stars of Russian cinema — Anastasia Zavorotnyuk, Sergei Zhigunov, Lyubov Polishchuk, Olga Prokofiev, and many others.

    Personal life

    First wife of Alexander Filippenko was a music critic Natalia Zimyanin, the daughter of a prominent politician Mikhail Zimyanin. Natalia actor, lived three years, and during that time they have had two children. Daughter Mary was trained as a philologist, is engaged in journalism. But the son of Paul went into show business. He’s a musician, famous in the underground party under the nickname of «Pate». Paul was the lead singer of the rock group «I. F. K.,» and is now the frontman of the band «F. A. Q.».

    In 1979, Filippenko married for the second time. His new choice was a television Director Marina Isimbaeva for which this marriage was the second. In 1985, the couple have a daughter Alexandra. The girl graduated from MGIMO, and is now engaged in sound engineering.

    Interestingly, Alexander Filippenko unusual hobby – he collects license plates and match labels.


    • 1982 — over There, on unknown paths…
    • 1982 Star and death of Joaquin Murieta
    • 1983 — the Reward of a thousand francs
    • 1984 My friend Ivan Lapshin
    • 1987 — visit to the Minotaur
    • 1989 — Hard to be God
    • 1996 — Career Of Arturo UI. The new version
    • 2005 — Master and Margarita
    • 2005 — Brezhnev
    • 2008 — My fair nanny
    • 2011 — Peter The Great. The will


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