Aleksandr Shirvindt



Alexander Schirvindt

Alexander Schirvindt
Born Alexander Anatolyevich Shirvindt
(1934-07-19) July 19, 1934
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1956–present
Awards People's Artist of Russia
Meritorious Artist of Russia
Alexander Schirvindt's voice
recorded September 2004

Alexander Anatolyevich Shirvindt (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Ширвиндт, born July 19, 1934) is a Soviet and Russian screen and stage actor, screenwriter, voice actor, People's Artist and Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR. Awarded with Order of Merit for the Fatherland, Order of Friendship of Peoples. Since 2000 he has been a theater director of Moscow Theater of Satire.


Alexander Shirvindt was born in Moscow in a family of a violinist and music teacher Anatoly Gustavovich Shirvindt (1896–1962) and Raisa Samoilovna Shirvindt (1898–1985) of Moscow Philharmonic Society. In 1956 he graduated from Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute. The same year Shirvindt made his cinema debut in Ona vas lyubit! (1956). Grandfather, Gustav (Gedaliah) Moiseevich Shirvindt (a graduate of Vilnius 1st Gymnasium in 1881), was a doctor.

Shirvindt appeared in more than 40 films, including Grandads-Robbers (1971), The Irony of Fate (1975), The Twelve Chairs (1976), Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog (1979), Station for Two (1982), The Irony of Fate 2 (2007). He voiced Aramis in Dog in Boots film.


  • The Time Machine (1967) as narrator
  • Bayadere (1973) as Storyteller
  • Like mushrooms with peas fought (1977) as King Peas
  • New Aladdin (Новый Аладдин, 1979) as Aladdin
  • Alice in Wonderland (Алиса в Стране чудес, 1981) as Cheshire Cat
  • Dog in Boots (Пёс в сапогах, 1981) as Pretty Boy
  • The smallest dwarf (1981) as Goat
  • There was Saushkin (1981) as uncle Kapa, a resident of Country Dobryakov
  • My grandmother and I (2002) as grandson Borya
  • Alice in Wonderland as Cheshire Cat (Russian voice)

Honours and awards

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
    • 2nd class (19 July 2009) - for outstanding contribution to the development of domestic theatrical art and many years of teaching activity
    • 4th class (2 August 2004) - for outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical art
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (20 June 1994) - for services to the development of theatrical art, and effective pedagogical activity
  • Medal "Veteran of Labour" (USSR)
  • Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1974)
  • People's Artist of the RSFSR (1989)
  • Winner of second prize at the Festival of the Arts' Theatre Spring-74 "Laureate of the "Golden Ostap" (1993, for participation in the play "Celebration")
  • Chekhov's Medal (2010)
  • Badge of Honour "Public Recognition"
  • Invited to the jury League of KVN

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