Alexander Pankratov-Black

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  • Name: Alexander Pankratov-Cherny ( Alexander Pankratov )
  • Date of birth: 28 June 1949
  • Age: 67 years
  • Place of birth: knight, Altai Krai
  • Height: 176
  • Activities: actor, film Director, people’s artist of Russia
  • Marital status: civil marriage

    Alexander Pankratov-Black: biography

    There’s a whole galaxy of actors who do not care whether they went to primary or secondary role. Even from a short episode they can make a spectacular scene, which the audience will remember for a very long time. It is to such belongs the professionals and Alexander Pankratov-Black — theater and film actor, film Director, since 2009 is the title of people’s artist of Russia.

    He was born in Altai Krai, in the family of descendants of the exiled Cossacks. His father Vasily Guzev went through the war, was repeatedly wounded. 3 years after Sacha’s birth, he died, and four children single-handedly raised the mother, Agrippina Pankratova.

    Early childhood Alexander liked to make people laugh: staged impromptu performances, showed pantomime, told some made up story. His dream was to become a clown, but the mother prepared his son to military school is a prestigious, plus a full gosobespechenii.

    But Pankratov after the 8th grade travels to Nizhny Novgorod, then called Gorky, and entered the drama school. Of course, for a family who is barely making ends meet, it was a difficult time. Recalls the actor, he was practically starving, and mother to somehow help his son, once a month, sent him a package with a few potatoes.

    Since the late 60-ies, Alexander Pankratov – the actor of the Penza drama theatre, after which several years, he went to Moscow and graduated from VGIK. By the way, at this University Alexander takes the prefix «Black» to the name, as he was a classmate namesake.


    Debuted, Alexander Pankratov-Black in the legendary film-poem by Andrei Konchalovsky’s «Sibiriada», where I successfully played Sasha. After that, the actor drew the attention of the Directors and began to invite in various paintings.

    A creative breakthrough in his career occurred after 5 years. The Comedy «We are from jazz» was delivered in such a way that the apparent ease and cheerfulness hid an acute social and even philosophical questions. To get the ensemble of these stellar artists such as Nikolai Averyushkin, Leonid Kuravlev, Elena Tsyplakova and Evgeny Evstigneev, for a young actor was a big success. And the fact that Pankratov-Black has not lost in the composition, but only decorated it confirms the love of generations of viewers who are viewing this Comedy for more than 30 years.

    After the overwhelming success of the actor has appeared in many famous films: the drama «Cruel romance», a war film «the Battalions ask for fire», the musical «Winter evening in Gagra» tragicomedy «Courier», the melodrama «Forgotten melody for flute».

    New fame caught up with Alexander Pankratov-Black in 1987, when the screens out Comedy «Where is nofelet?». In the role of a womanizer and ladies ‘ man the actor was able to realize at the same time comic and dramatic talent.

    In contrast to many Soviet actors, Pankratov-Black has not disappeared from the screens in the difficult times of the 90-ies. Over that period he has starred in more than 30 films, including such known, as «promised Heaven», a «Tram-a hullabaloo, or Bays-barahty», «Shirley myrli», «the Impotent man» and many others.

    The new century has brought new work, although the role of an actor has changed markedly. Now his characters – the retired officers, like in the adventure series «the Island of unnecessary people», or sports coaches, as in the melodrama «This evening angels cried».

    Proved Pankratov-Cherny and as a Director. Under his leadership, came from the Studio Comedy «the adventures of count Nevzorov», the family drama «Adult son», Comedy «the System «Nipple». Now the Director is working on a parody film «daughter’s father», the output of which is planned in 2017.

    Social activities

    In 1999, Alexander Pankratov-Cherny participated in the elections to the State Duma. The candidate he was nominated by the parent Committee for the fight against child drug addiction, who wanted a famous person to present their organization at the highest level.

    Subsequently, Alexander abandoned this idea and focused on helping people in other ways. He is President of the youth sports Foundation «Our generation», member of the Board of a charitable organization Blagomir, as well as charity with the help of the public Fund of a name of Michael Evdokimova.

    Alexander Pankratov-Cherny known to the public as a poet. His first collection of poems was published in 1996, then was published a few more books. The text of the poem «Spin, spin» served as the basis for the creation of the soundtrack to the film «Tram-a hullabaloo, or Bays-barahty». Also Pankratov-Cherny wrote a prayer, «Lord, give me the will,» which was performed by Iosif Kobzon at the ceremonial opening of the Temple of Christ the Savior.

    Personal life

    The first civil wife Alexander Pankratov-Black was his classmate Irina Semiletova, which has a daughter, Svetlana. Alexander refused to recognize the girl children and the young people dispersed. Irina still continues to claim that it bore from Pankratov-Black. The second wife of the actor, this time official, was Veronika Izotova, the daughter of the famous actor Eduard Izotov.

    Since the late 80-ies Alexander lives in a civil marriage with Yulia Monakhova. Her father was a renowned Soviet cameraman who filmed such legendary paintings as «Height» and «Destiny of man». Have Pankratov-Black and Monakhova have a son Vladimir, born in 1980-m to year.

    The life of this remarkable actor in 2014, the TV channel TVC was filmed documentary-biographical film «Alexander Pankratov-Black. A man without complexes».


    • 1983 — We’re from jazz
    • 1985 Winter evening in Gagry
    • 1987 — Where is the nofelet?
    • 1990 Ten years incommunicado
    • 1991 — Caravan of death
    • 1993 — Tram-a hullabaloo, or rhyme or reason
    • 2000 — the Agent in mini skirt
    • 2002 — Entrance through the window
    • 2008 — tonight the angels cried
    • 2012 — Isle of unnecessary people


    Alexander Pankratov-Black

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