Aleksandr Shirvindt

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.[1] Awarded with Order of Merit for the Fatherland,[2] Order of Friendship of Peoples. Since 2000 he has been a theater director of Moscow Theater of Satire.

Aleksandr Shirvindt
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Alexander Anatolyevich Shirvindt

(1934-07-19) July 19, 1934 (age 85)
OccupationActor, director
Years active1956–present
AwardsPeople's Artist of Russia
Meritorious Artist of Russia


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 She Loves You! (1956). Grandfather, Gustav (Gedaliah) Moiseevich Shirvindt (a graduate of Vilnius 1st Gymnasium in 1881), was a doctor.[3][4][5]

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 (1979), Station for Two (1982), The Irony of Fate 2 (2007). He voiced Aramis in Dog in Boots film.[6]


  • The Time Machine (1967) as narrator
  • Bayadere (1973) as Storyteller [7]
  • 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 awardsEdit


  1. ^ Laurence Senelick (2007). Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater. Scarecrow Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-810-86452-8. Archived from the original on 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  2. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 19 июля 2009 года № 829 «О награждении орденом „За заслуги перед Отечеством“ II степени Ширвиндта А. А.»
  3. ^ "Скатертый переулок, дом 5". Archived from the original on 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  4. ^ "Выпускники Виленской гимназии (Гдаль-Густав Ширвиндт)". Archived from the original on 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  5. ^ "Окончившие курс Виленской 1-й гимназии". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  6. ^ "Russian animation in letters and figures. Movies. Dog in Boots" [Российская анимация в буквах и фигурах. Фильмы. "Пёс в сапогах"] (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  7. ^ Баядера на сайте Анатолия Моксякова
  8. ^ Чайки в городе. В МХТ вручены чеховские медали Archived 2015-10-06 at the Wayback Machine Российская газета, 28 октября 2010

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