Biography of Igor DmitrievIgor’s father was a high-level athlete and an avid yachtsman, but did not leave many memories in the child’s memory as a parent, because after Igor’s birth, he and his mother, Elena Ilyinichna, were divorced and the child was brought up in a circle of mothers and grandparents.
Igor Dmitriev's childhoodOne of the most memorable events of childhood, he is obliged to mother. She was a ballerina and dancer in a circus where she once brought her four-year-old son to watch her performance. The child was fascinated by the atmosphere of this place. Little impression was made by the conversations of his mother with her friends about theatrical life on little Igor. Together with an interest in acting, it grew artistic talents. He began to give his first performances to his neighbors in a communal apartment with the help of an amateur puppet theater. And at the age of 7 he made a serious statement that he wanted to be an actor.
Actor Igor Dmitriev in his youth
First cinema success and first life difficultiesThe little artist made his debut on the big screen at 12 years old. For the first time he appeared in the short film “The Voice of Taras”, filmed by V. Feinberg and narrating the liberation of Western Ukraine. But soon there were two tragedies on the path of the actor's trail that the Dmitrievs could barely survive. A stepfather was arrested, and he did not wait for his return from the camps, and the mother, who was more fortunate enough, and a few months later, she returned to her son.
But to live in their own nest long and happily soon the war prevented, and the Dmitrievs were forced to move to Perm, where the village of Lower Kurya became their new refuge. Here, the wounded in military hospitals, to whom he spoke at concerts organized for them, became admirers of his acting talent.
Study and the beginning of a career Igor DmitrievIn 1943, a theater studio was opened at the Perm Drama Theater, where Dmitriev decides to go and study. Subsequently, she literally became his second home. He lost all interest in school subjects and soon dropped out of school to spend all his time in the studio.
In 1944, having received the blessing of his mother, Igor Dmitriev was going to conquer the capital, or rather the theatrical institute. But on his way was the lack of a certificate of secondary education.It was then that he had the time to show all his ingenuity and acting resourcefulness. He goes to the Aviation Institute, which before that was a fire that destroyed all the documents, and before the selection committee masterfully depicting despair, he is interested in the fate of his certificate. Those who take pity on a poor student offer him enrollment without exams, but Dmitriev said that he did not intend to study again at their institute, but wanted to get a copy of the certificate. And received. Despite the fact that he applied for four theater institutes and was admitted to two of them, he, inspired by such success, refuses to study at them and decides to enroll in a school named after him. Nemirovich-Danchenko at the Moscow Art Theater, where he was subsequently enrolled in the class of Massalsky and Blinnikov.
Igor Dmitriev. “Visiting Dmitry Gordon” (2004)
However, Dmitriev was not an ideal student and understood that, due to the absence of any brilliant achievements at school, he was unlikely to be accepted at the Moscow Art Theater. Therefore, after graduating from school, in 1948 he went to his native Leningrad and entered the theater to them. VF Komissarzhevskaya. Here he was noted for his roles in the play “For every sage is quite simple”, in the play “In the open sea” by P. Kapitsa, in the vaudeville “Lev Gurych Sinichkin”, etc.
Igor Dmitriev's return to the cinemaIn 1955, the “Motor!” Team, familiar from childhood, sounded for him again, and sixteen years later, he returned to the big screen, where he appeared in S. Derevyansky’s film “She Loves You”. In 1957 he gained a significant role in Sergei Gerasimov’s film The Quiet Don, where he played Yevgeny Listnitsky. Dmitriev learned a lot from Gerasimov, considering working with him - a kind of second school after the Moscow Art Theater. A stellar role in "The Quiet Don" was the impetus for his subsequent track record of filmography.
Forced departure from the theaterFor some time he still worked in the theater, however, in 1967, having received an offer from his friends from Italy to go abroad, he wrote a statement to the theater director, in which he informed him that he would be away for a while and that he There is a replacement substitute.The director, in response, dismissed Dmitriev, arguing that he did not want discord in the company.
Later, he asked the actor to return, but Dmitriev refused him, which was not rarely regretted later. Soon he receives an invitation to work from the director of Lenfilm to the Film Actor Studio, the years of work in which were the most fruitful for him in the cinema. But parting with the scene does not give him peace. And he creates a one-man show “Masquerade” in which he himself played all the characters. Of the requisites he had only white gloves, a mask of the Unknown, a fan that would fit in his “attache case”, and an old mahogany chair that he took with him for each performance. And it was shown more than 60 times in different theaters of the country. After that, he completely goes to the cinema and works with such famous directors as G. Kozintsev, J. Fried, L. Bykov, Emil Loteanu and others. According to Jan Fried, Igor Dmitriev “didn’t allow himself to do anything in half”.
If you want to play the prince playing the cello, Dmitriev will master the game on this instrument; if you need to play a Cossack on a horse, then he will take a riding course and become this Cossack.Due to his zeal, manners, as well as suitable appearance and polished bearing, the directors often invited him to play officers, marquises, princes, barons - representatives of blue blood.
Actor Igor Dmitriev died in 2008
Return to the stageThe big event for the cultural life of Leningrad, and for Dmitriev himself, was his return to the theater. In 1984, Yuri Aksyonov, he is the director of the Leningrad Academic Theater. N.P. Akimov, invites Igor Borisovich to play a role in the play by S. Mikhalkov “Everybody Can Kings”, with which he brilliantly coped. Critics praised the actor's wonderful play as Chinzanov, noting his mature skill and undying stage energy. Then there were successful roles in the productions “Victory Day in the midst of war” and “Night in Venice”, in the comedies “Freddie” and “Mad Money”.
The personal life of Igor DmitrievWith love of his life, Igor Dmitriev met in childhood.She was his classmate, and the guy often stayed in their house. But together they were prevented by the war, which separated them hundreds of kilometers, so that after a while they could meet again in the capital. Larisa is a polygraphic student, Igor is a drama school-studio. After completing their studies, they went on holiday together in Dagomys.
The proposal to his future bride made a joke, during a joint walk. Seeing the shooting gallery on the way, Dmitriev invited Larissa to go to shoot, and when she hit all the targets, he offered his hand and heart as a trophy. A joke, and kept his word. Their union lasted thirty years. The wife of the actor gave birth to his son Alexei, who, after studying eastern languages at Leningrad University, got a job in an American company. When Dmitriev had to leave the theater and accept an invitation to work in a film actor studio, his moral support was his wife, who at the same time worked as an editor at Lenfilm. She not only supported, but with all her efforts helped him with scripts, literary novelties, giving useful advice. The death of his wife in the late 90s was a heavy loss for Igor Borisovich.
The last years of the life of Igor DmitrievThe year 2000 became a landmark for Igor Dmitriev. This year, he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his theatrical activities, playing in the play "Dear Liar" at his benefit performance. He also continued to act in films and television series, and appeared in the role of Fredericks in the film "The Romanovs - Crowned Family" and Obolensky in the television series "Poor Nastya."
The cause of death of actor Igor Dmitriev became heart problems
In 2006, Dmitriev suffered a stroke, but he did not stop working on his roles. We must pay tribute to him, he devoted his whole life to the art of theater and cinema and was not going to say goodbye to him until his death. Igor Borisovich died on January 25, 2008. The best doctors of the country tried to save his life, but, unfortunately, he failed to survive a second stroke. The funeral of the great artist took place at the Serafimov cemetery in St. Petersburg.