Igor Livanov

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  • Name: Igor Livanov ( Igor Livanov )
  • Date of birth: 15 November 1953.
  • Age: 63 years
  • Place of birth: Kiev
  • Height: 176
  • Activities: actor, honored artist of the Russian Federation
  • Marital status: married

    Igor Livanov: biography

    Igor Livanov — the Russian actor of theatre and cinema, since 2004 — the honoured artist of the Russian Federation. Gained recognition after starring in the film «the Thirtieth to destroy!».

    He was born in Kiev, in a theatrical family. His parents, Eugene and aristarkhovich Timofeevna, were artists, and at the time of the birth of her son directed puppet theater at the Kiev House of pioneers. Igor has an older brother Aristarchus, who also became an actor.

    In the school years Livanov-younger much more interested in a Boxing ring than a theater stage. He was engaged in power sports and the Boxing attended since 5th grade. However, after secondary school, he did not depart from the family tradition and went to Leningrad, where he began to study at the state Institute of theatre, music and cinematography on the course well-known teacher and Director Igor Gorbachev. After graduation the newly minted actor expected is not a stage, but a springboard. Igor Livanov was drafted into the army and serving in Vladivostok in one of the units of the marine division.

    After demobilization, the actor moved to Rostov-on-don, and settles into a local youth Theatre, but soon becomes the Rostov academic drama theatre named after Maxim Gorky, which is more than 10 years. Also he had to teach acting at the Rostov art College.

    In 1988, Lebanon sent to the capital to enter into the troupe for experimental theatre «the Detective», where he personally invited the artistic Director Vasily Livanov, the star of the show «the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson». At the moment, the actor involved in the troupe of the Moscow «theater of the moon», which is headed by people’s artist Sergei Prokhanov.


    The role of Nikolai Torsuev in the lyrical drama of Director Andrey Malyukov «Unrequited love», which was released in 1979, was the first work of Igor Livanov in the cinema. She brought him national fame, but the experience of working with major artists Leonid Markov and Inna Makarova was very useful.

    The country has started talking about a new star in 1993, when the screens began to show the detective Thriller «the Thirtieth to destroy!», in which Igor played commando Sergey Cherkasov, nicknamed «the Thirties». The actor says that in the understanding of the psychology of his character helped him a lot the period of service in the marine corps. By the way, all the tricks that the viewer sees in the picture, the actor takes on their own. In this Thriller also released and the brother of actor Aristarkh Livanov, who plays the captain of the «Eleventh» best friend «Thirties». Between the brothers only 6 years difference, and the screen is made so that their friendship is perceived as a father-sons.

    The image of a strong man Igor Livanov has also been demonstrated in the popular serial movie «On the corner near the Patriarchal», where he plays the role of captain of militia Sergey Nikolsky. Interestingly, in one of the episodes when the characters Livanov boss congratulates you on a good investigation, played the role of a security officer is a real policeman Vladimir Kolokoltsev, at that time an employee of one of the Moscow offices, and now Minister of internal Affairs of Russia.

    Igor Livanov were not part of the Superman in uniform and played pretty diverse characters, but United by one quality: it was the Goodies. Actor for a long time deliberately avoided negative characters, with the exception of the crime drama «the Screw,» in which he tried to portray a gangster named Khan. This job is so not like Livanov that in the future he decided to stay on the screen only life morally honest people. However, in 2013, he again decided to enter the image of evil in human form and played the role of Adolf Hitler’s mystical drama «Vangelia» based on real biographical facts from the life of the Bulgarian clairvoyant Vanga.


    In 2003, the actor took part in the 3rd season of the popular reality show «survivor» on «the First channel». In this program the actor with a group of other stars of show business got on one of the Islands of the Caribbean sea, located near Haiti, and for a long time were to show endurance and ability to survive in unusual conditions.

    After 4 years Livanov again decided to try his hand in the television program, especially because the new format of the show allowed him to remember the passion of youth – Boxing. He agreed to be among the participants of the program «king of the ring», which was ruled by the Russian boxer with a world name Kostya Tszyu. After several wins on one of the trainings he received a broken arm and ceased to participate in the project.

    Personal life

    Not to say that life has been very lenient with Igor Livanov. His first wife, actress Tatyana Piskunova and their 8-year-old daughter Olga died tragically on 7 August 1987. It happened at the station Kamenskaya due to the fact that the freight train’s brakes failed, and he crushed a few cars of passenger trains. The crash killed many people, including relatives of Igor Livanov.

    Few years, the actor could not move away from this tragedy, but later Irina Bahtera, one of the students of the school of arts, where he taught, was able to give him back his zest for life. They married, and in 1989 they had a son Andrew. Marriage of Igor and Irina lasted until 2000, when his wife left Livanov to the famous actor Sergei Bezrukov. She took the surname of her new husband and is now known as Irina Bezrukova.

    Igor tried all the free time to devote to meetings with my son and was with him in wonderful ways. But in March 2015 the actor has lost a second child when Andrei Livanov died suddenly at the age of 25 years, presumably from a severe form of diabetes.

    Today Igor Livanov married for the 3rd time. His new fiancee Olga has nothing to do with show business in any way. She is engaged in legal operations in the sale of securities. In the family of Igor and Olga, which is younger by 25 years, raised two sons.


    • 1984 — Report of the line of fire
    • 1992 — the Thirtieth to destroy!
    • 1995 — On the corner near the Patriarchal
    • 1997 — the Countess de Monsoreau
    • 2004 — 72 meters
    • 2004 — gentlemen
    • 2004 — godson
    • 2005 — All the gold in the world
    • 2012 — Military hospital
    • 2013 — Vangelia


    Igor Livanov

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