Igor Artesanos

(biography, photo, video) Igor Artashonov

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  • Name: Igor Artesanos ( Igor Artashonov )
  • Date of birth: 17 March 1964
  • Age: 51 years
  • Date of death: July 18, 2015
  • Place of birth: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Height: 168
  • Activities: Russian film and theater actor
  • Marital status: married

    Igor Artesanos : a biography

    «The honored thug Russian cinema» – so jokingly called the actor Igor Artashonov colleagues. He really played a lot of «criminal elements», although of Goodies it was too much. But it just so happened that the distinguishing characters are better remembered.

    Igor G. Artesanos was born in March 1964 in Kazakhstan. In Karaganda passed his childhood and youth. The future artist was born and raised in a simple family, not related to the world of art. It is unknown where did the simple Karaganda guy had a desire to go on stage, but this desire was very strong. So much that, after graduating from secondary school Igor Artesanos went to Moscow and the first try came in the legendary the School-Studio of MKHAT.

    Few years, the future artist enthusiastically mastered the intricacies of acting on the course of Vasily Markov. In 1991 Artesanos received the diploma of theatrical school, but felt that the received knowledge is not enough. So Igor went to the British-American Academy of arts, which is located in Oxford.


    Shortly after returning from the UK, Igor Artesanos appeared on the stage of the Metropolitan theatres. He played in productions such talented Directors as Oleg Efremov, Alexander Kalyagin and Dmitry Brusnikin. He was accepted into the troupe of the famous Moscow art theatre named after A. P. Chekhov. Theatergoers saw Artashonov in the many talented and brilliant performances, the most striking of which was «the Deer and shalashovka», «Cancer ward», «Crying in a handful», «Henry IV», «violet of Montmartre» and «Servitude of hypocrites».

    But the wide audience has learned of the existence of a talented actor only after he appeared on the TV screens.

    A cinematic biography of Igor Artashonov began in 1988. This year viewers saw vivid and unforgettable artist filmed the play «the Cabal of hypocrites». In the same year, he appeared in a feature film. It was the drama of Alexander Zeldovich’s «Sunset». Solomon, the hero Artashonov, immediately drew the attention of sophisticated viewers of a skillful game.

    In the early 2000s, after a 10-year hiatus, Igor Artesanos coming back to the cinema and a lot is removed. But at the same time, he does not leave the theater. Scene is very important to him. In 2001 he moved from the Mat to the theater Mikhail Gorevoy «Factory of theatrical events». On this stage the actor went in for 5 years. The audience enjoyed watching him play in the play «of mice and Men» and «Hell». And in 2006 Artesanos became a member of the troupe of the Theatre «Et cetera», which is headed by Alexander Kalyagin. At this stage, he brilliantly embodied the image of the Doctor in a production of «Repress and excite» and Belike character in the play, «Drums in the night».

    In the movie a long time Artesanos only plays heroes of the second plan. But the characters with the actors, so large and bright that immediately stick in the memory. Convict Mitya the crime series «Zone» and the Speckled «Moore is MOORE» – the best examples of this.

    Probably, the images of criminals and criminal elements, which were played by Igor Artashonov in his debut films, so impressed the Directors that they a long time «on the thumb» suggest that the artist of such characters. These characters Artashonov in the Thriller «Snap», the series «Liquidation», the melodrama «my friend the banker», a crime film «Bumer-2» and «the Teacher in law», drama, «Gangs» and even comedies like «National treasure.»

    I think the «other side» of crime Igor Artesanos was only in 2008, when he played investigator Sergei Topilskiy in the famous painting by Vadim Shmelev «S. S. D.».

    In 2011, the actor played the famous Soviet military commander Vasily Chuikov in the biographical tape of Alexey Pimanova «bugs». But in the same year Artesanos again «returned» to the world of crime in a wonderful series «the Life and adventures of Teddy jap» by Sergei Ginzburg.

    Recent projects in which there was this bright and wonderful artist, most popular was the TV series «the Fighters» and «Junior».

    Personal life

    Igor Artesanos belonged to those artists who have earned their credibility not a PR, but hard work on stage and the set. The press never wrote about some of the controversial antics of the actor or the tumultuous events of his private life.

    Igor Artesanos was married to colleague actor’s workshop Christine Ruban. A significant difference in age – she was younger than her husband of 19 years – not interrupting their quiet family happiness. The couple lived very amicably. In this marriage a daughter, Lada. A girl at an early age began to show enormous interest in the profession of their parents.


    2015 for the family of Igor Artashonov began tragically. In January, when his wife Cristina and daughter Lada went to her parents in Bryansk, their rented apartment gets robbed. The actor was beaten half to death. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition and was immediately put into an artificial coma. He miraculously survived and very slowly began to recover. Colleagues how she could help the family in this period, because Artesanos required considerable funds for operations.

    But in mid-July as Igor Artashonov deteriorated. 18, 2015 actor died. As shown by the autopsy, the cause of death was detached thrombus.


    • «West»
    • «Zone»
    • «MOORE is MOORE»
    • «Liquidation»
    • «Bumer 2»
    • «The teacher in law»
    • «National treasure»
    • The «gang»
    • «S. S. D.»
    • «The life and adventures of Teddy jap»


    Igor Artesanos

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