Igor Petrenko

Igor Petrovich Petrenko (Russian: И́горь Петро́вич Петре́нко; born August 23, 1977) is a Russian actor of cinema and theater. In 2002 President of Russia, Vladimir Putin gave him The State prize of Russia.

Igor Petrenko
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Igor Petrenko at the premiere in cinema Moscow, 2009.
Igor Petrovich Petrenko

(1977-08-23) August 23, 1977 (age 43)
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Irina Leonova
(2000 – 2004)
Ekaterina Klimova
(2004 – 2014; 2 child)
Parent(s)Pyotr Vladimirovich Petrenko
Tatyana Anatolievna[1]
AwardsNika Award - 2002


Igor Petrenko was born on August 23, 1977 in Potsdam (GDR) in the family of the Soviet soldiers. His father Pyotr Vladimirovich Petrenko was a lieutenant colonel, and in addition to military service, he was a candidate of chemical sciences. Igor's mother, Tatyana Anatolievna Petrenko, was a professional translator from English. When Igor was three years old, the family moved to Moscow.

As a child, the main hobbies were gymnastics, judo and sambo, when among the favorite school subjects was English language.

In 2000 he was graduated from The Shchepkin Higher Theatre School in Moscow. Igor become famous actor after he was appearing in the "Zvezda" TV Series. Thanks to his role in the Series he won the "Nika" award in the nomination as the "Discovery of the year" in 2003.

For his acting skills, the actor was awarded the Presidential Award (Officially, the State Prize of the Russian Federation), and in 2004 he was awarded the "Triumph" Award as the best young actor.

In 2012, he performed the role of Sherlock Holmes in new series based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to actress Irina Leonova. Igor met Irina while studying at drama school, and they got married right after graduation in 2000.

Since 2004, he was married to actress Ekaterina Klimova, and they have three children: daughter Liza Khoroshilova (from the first marriage of Klimova) and sons Matvey Petrenko and Korney Petrenko. He met his second wife on the set of the series The Moscow Windows when he was still married to Irina Leonova. Right after he broke up from Irina, Igor made a proposal to Ekaterina Klimova. Petrenko and Klimova divorced on July 10, 2014.

Petrenko has a daughter named Sophia-Karolina (b. 24.12.2014.) with Kristina Brodskaya, an actress from Saint Petersburg.

Selected filmographyEdit


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The conditioned reflex Roman Zolotov (ru)
2002 The Star Vladimir Travkin
2003 Carmen Sergey Nikitin (ru)
2004 A Driver for Vera Viktor, the driver
2004 Name Day Viktor (ru)
2006 Wolfhound (2006 film) Luchezar
2007 When she did not expect Dmitry Klimov
2009 And you, Brutus !? World history of betrayals (ru)
2009 Taras Bulba Andrew
2009 Forbidden Reality Matthew Sobolev (ru)
2010 We are from the Future 2 Sergei Filatov, "Borman"
2010 Everyone has a war Boris
2010 Retiree-2: do not throw his Viktor Zimin
2012 Dreams of plasticine Boris
2013 7 Main Wishes Anton Tsvetkov
2013 Bulag Sergey
2013 Road Igor Sokolov (Falcon)
2015 How to get a woman
2015 The Secret of the Snow Queen Van
2016 Viking Varyazhko, the prince of Yaropolk's retinue
2018 Decision to Liquidate
2019 Pilgrim Gleb
2019 Union of Salvation Baranov, a demoted major, grenadier of the Chernigov Regiment revolt
2020 Winter Alexander


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Black Pearl
2000 Simple Truth Sasha
2000 The Black Room TV series
2001 Moscow Windows Leonid Terekhov
2002 Willys TV series
2003 The Gentlemen of the Sea Star Igor TV Mini-Series
2003 The best city in the world Leonid Terekhov
2004 Sins of the Fathers Ivan Kalistratov
2004 Cadets lieutenant Dobrov
2004 Knights of the Sea Star TV series
2006 Hero of Our Time Grigory Pechorin TV series
2009 Cream Ruslan Bulavin
2010 Robinson Alexander Robertson
2011 "Cedar" pierces the sky Sergey Vladimirovich Lykov
2011 Pasha Lucky Pavel Golubev
2011 Everyone has a war Boris Krokhin
2011 Separation Alexey Mitrokhin
2013 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes / Mycroft Holmes TV series
2014 Cancel all restrictions Alexander Morozov
2014 Last Janissaries Ermolai
2013 Dad rented Ilia Petrovich Solomatin TV Mini-Series
2015 The Alchemist. Elixir Faust Andrew Nevel
2015 Tamara Dubrovsky
2015 Non-jurisdictional Andrey Voronov, a KGB officer
2017 You All Infuriate Me Nikita TV series


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