(biography, photos, videos) Leonid Barats
Leonid Baratz : biography
Leonid G. Baratz – Odessa. He was born in July 1971 to a Jewish family of journalist Grigory Baraza and kindergarten teacher Zoe Baratz. At first the boy wanted to call Alex, but then my parents changed their minds and named him after his great-grandfather – Leonid. Probably, the first name was the future artist, because that’s what Alex called his friends and family.
Although parents Leonid Baraza not associated with the art world, they dreamed that the son chose a creative profession. Or a journalist like his father, or artist. And beloved grandmother of Leonid, who worked as a concertmaster of the Odessa Opera house, has taken care of that the grandson received a good musical education. It was she who instilled in the boy a good taste, devoted to the world of theatre, Opera and ballet. Leonid Baratz attended one of the music schools in Odessa, where he learned to play the piano. First, it is a lesson he is not very liked, but after meeting with the jazz, everything changed.
Leonid Baratz did not only attend the music lessons, but also acted on the school stage. He learned the craft of acting in theatre, who acted in his school. And another boy often came to the father and received the opportunity to explore the inside journalism «kitchen.» Perhaps that is why Leonid, who graduated from the school, it was difficult to decide who he wants to become a journalist, artist or musician.
A considerable influence on his decision was influenced by long-standing friendship – 1st class – with Rostislav Khait. Guys are not only friends, but also spoke outside the school walls. They visited the theatre and performed in Amateur theatricals. After high school friends decided to try to conquer Moscow. They went to the capital and without special work, having experience of performances in the theatre, he entered GITIS.
«The Quartet And»
GITIS, Leonid Baratz, Rostislav Khait met with Alexander Demidov and Kamil Larin. Future artists created the creative Quartet, calling the project «the Quartet And». From that moment (1993) actors inseparable. They work together with their performances and themselves act as actors. In 1993 on the stage of Theatre «the Quartet And» has set its debut performance, titled «It just dies». The production was a great success.
In 2001 a new show, called «radio Day», the script of which was written by Leonid Baraam. The statement brought a resounding success to the creative Quartet. In the play in addition to these artists, played by Nonna Grishaeva, Maxim Vitorgan, Alexander Tsekalo. They are all after the «radio Day» woke up famous.
In 2002, Leonid Baratz and colleagues continued his successful climb up the career ladder. Baratz, together with Rostislav Khait and Sergey Petrakov wrote the script of the next production called «election Day». The cast of this play remained the same as in the previous draft. However, now the emphasis has shifted to policy. With these productions of «the Quartet And» began to speak in the capital, soon went to tour the major cities of Russia, and then and the CIS countries. Success artists everywhere, wherever they appeared.
A cinematic biography of Leonid Baraza started in 2008. This year was filmed the play «radio Day». And the next year the same thing happened with the «election Day». The founders and constant members of the «Quartet» played a major role in both works received great interest from the audience and laudatory reviews from critics. And though TV has brought to Leonid Baraza and his colleagues most of fame and popularity, he Baratz sincerely believes that acting is more interesting and more valuable.
In 2000-e years artists «Quartet» filmed its other successful performances. So a picture of «what men talk About» and continued – «what more do men.»
Leonid Baraza can be seen in music videos Svetlana Roerich, Valery Syutkin and «Bravo» bands «Combination» and «Agatha Christie». In addition, voice Baraza say the characters of some animated films in Reno from the American cartoon «Volts», Darwin to «Pirates. Band of misfits» and others. Leonid Baratz is the author of the script of the famous animated film «Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf».
In 2014, on the screens of the country came the Comedy «Faster than rabbits». This is also the project «the Quartet And». The script for the film was written by Leonid Baratz, Rostislav Khait. It is light and witty Comedy about three friends who are trying the morning after a wild night to figure out where they are, and what happened the day before. Leonid Baratz played one of the friends, whose name is Lech. He played Alexander Demidov, Kamil Larin, Rostislav Khait, Igor zolotovitski and other famous actors.
In 2016, the screens will be released the fresh project «Quartet I», which starred all the brilliant four. The film was called «election Day 2». The performers played employees of radio station «As though radio», who went in as a PR for the elections in the region. They must work for the candidate Igor Tsaplin, who suddenly disappears.
For a long time, personal life, Leonid Baraza was associated with his wife Anna Kasatkina. Young people met within the walls of GITIS and married in 1991. Anne played the wife of the hero of Pasha in the film «what men talk About». In 1994 Leonid and Anna was born the first daughter whom they called Elizabeth. In 2003 Eva was born.
At the end of 2015, it became known that Leonid Baratz and Anna Kasatkina broke up. They lived together for 24 years. However, they continue to work and daughter to communicate with mom and dad.
In his spare time Leonid Baratz loves to play the piano and loves football. And he is known for his critical attitude towards the current government of the country and has participated in protests against some bills.
- «Election day»
- «Radio day»
- «What men talk about»
- «About what still speak men»
- «Faster than rabbits»
- «Election day 2»