Andrey Myagkov Russian Actor Passed Away at the Age of 82

Andrey Myagkov Russian Actor Passed away at the age of 82
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People's Artist of the RSFSR died at the age of 82. On February 18, it became known about the death of the People's Artist of the RSFSR Andrei Myagkov. He died at the age of 82. 


Andrei Vasilievich Myagkov was born on July 8, 1938, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in the family of Vasily Dmitrievich (1908-1978) and Zinaida Alexandrovna (1913-1989) Myagkov. Father is a teacher, candidate of technical sciences. Mother is a mechanical engineer.


In 1961, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Chemical Technology (now the St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology, Technical University). After graduation, he worked at one of the Leningrad research enterprises, spoke in an amateur circle. At an amateur performance, he was noticed by one of the teachers of the Moscow Moscow Art Theater School and invited to study. Taking a short vacation from work, Andrei Myagkov arrived in Moscow, successfully passed the entrance tests, and was enrolled in the Studio School for the course of Vasily Markov. Graduated from the university in 1965.


In 1965-1977 he served at the Moscow Sovremennik Theater. He was involved in the performances "At the Bottom" based on the play by Maxim Gorky, "Uncle's Dream" based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "An Ordinary Story" based on the novel by Ivan Goncharov, "Balalaikin and Co" based on Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin's "Modern Idyll" based on the play by Mikhail Shatrov and others.


Andrey Myagkov Russian Actor Passed away at the age of 82
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Since 1977 he was an actor of the Moscow Art Theater (MHT) named after A.P. Chekhov (before the division of the theater in 1987 - as part of the unified Moscow Art Academic Theater of the USSR named after M. Gorky). Has performed various roles in the performances "The Seagull", "Ivanov", "Uncle Vanya" and "Three Sisters" based on the plays by Anton Chekhov, the play by Henrik Ibsen, Boris Godunov based on the work of Alexander Pushkin, The Bourgeoisie based on the play by Maxim Gorky, The White Rabbit based on the comedy Mary Chase and others.


In 1989 on the small stage of the Moscow Art Theater he staged the play "Good Night, Mom" ​​based on the drama Marsha Norman, in 2002 - "Retro" based on the play by Alexander Galin.


Andrey Myagkov Russian Actor Passed away at the age of 82
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Andrey Myagkov is widely known as a film actor. His debut was the role of the dentist Sergei Chesnokov in Elem Klimov's comedy Adventures of the Dentist (1965). Among the most famous works: Alyosha Karamazov in the film adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamazov" (1969, directed by Ivan Pyriev), doctor Yevgeny Lukashin in the comedy "The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!" (1975, Eldar Ryazanov), an employee of the statistical bureau Anatoly Novoseltsev in the comedy "Office Romance" (1977, Eldar Ryazanov), laboratory assistant Khvostov in the tragicomedy "Garage" (1979, Eldar Ryazanov), investigator Stanislav Tikhonov in the detective story "Vertical Race" novels by Arkady and Georgy Vainerov (1982, Alexander Muratov), ​​Yuliy Kapitonovich Karandyshev in the melodrama "Cruel Romance" based on the play by Alexander Ostrovsky "Dowry" (1984, Eldar Ryazanov) and others. The last role - the chairman of the KGB Vladimir Kryuchkov in the drama series "The Fog Clears" by Evgeny Gerasimov (2008). In total, he has starred in over forty films and TV series. 


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In 1976-1986 he taught at the Moscow Art Theater School. He was a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1986). He was awarded the Orders of Honor (1998), "For Merit to the Fatherland" III and IV degrees (2019, 2003), Friendship (2013). Had a commendation from the President of the Russian Federation (2008).


Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR in the field of literature, art, and architecture (1977, for the role of Lukashin in the television feature film "The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!") And the State Prize of the RSFSR in brothers Vasiliev (1979, for the role of Novoseltsev in the feature film "Office Romance").


Andrey Myagkov Russian Actor Passed away at the age of 82
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Author of the novels "Gray Gelding" (2007), "Stradivarius Violin, or Return of the Gray Gelding" (2011), and "Caution, Glass! Gray Gelding. Beginning" (2012). He was married to the actress of the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov, People's Artist of the Russian Federation Anastasia Voznesenskaya (born 1943).


The documentary films "Andrey Myagkov. And no irony of fate ..." (2011, director Konstantin Murashev) and "Another Andrey Myagkov" (2013, Ilya Ulyanov and Maria Belevitina) are dedicated to the life and work of the actor.

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