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Mark Zakharov

Mark Zakharov Wiki

Mark Zakharov Full Name Mark Anatolyevich Zakharov was a Soviet and Russian theater and film director and playwright Mark has died. He was 85., best known for his Soviet-era fantasy parable films and for his productions of plays at Moscow’s Lenkom Theatre. He was also a professor of the Moscow Theatre Institute (GITIS).

Mark Zakharov Cause of death

Russian theater and film director Mark Zakharov dies at 85
He was 85. Moscow’s Lencom Theater, led by Zakharov for more than three decades, said he died in Moscow on Saturday. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known

Mark Zakharov Age & Life Period

Mark Zakharov age was 85 years (13 October 1933 – 28 September 2019)

Mark Zakharov  Biography

Mark Zakharov was born on 13 October 1933 in Moscow, Soviet Union. His father was a Red Army soldier during the Russian Civil War of 1918–1920, and his mother was an actress. His paternal grandfather belonged to the Russian nobility and was killed during World War I. That grandfather was married to a Jewish woman. Mark Zakharov himself wrote that whilst being 1/4 Jewish, he «has always considered myself Russian, even though my father admitted that we also had Tatar blood.».

Zakharov was raised in Moscow, where he was encouraged by his mother in his persistent efforts to become an actor. He was admitted after several attempts and graduated from the acting school of the State Theatre Institute in 1955.

Mark Zakharov Honors and awards

Receiving the Order of Service to the Fatherland I class in 2008

  • Order of Friendship of Peoples
  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
    • 1st class (13 October 2008) – for outstanding contribution to the development of domestic theatrical art and many years of creative activity
    • 2nd class (11 October 2003) – for outstanding contribution to the development of theatrical arts
    • 3rd class (26 April 1997) – for services to the state and the great personal contribution to the development of theatrical art
    • 4th class (13 September 2013)
  • Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1977)
  • People’s Artist of the USSR (1991)
  • USSR State Prize (1987) – for the production of plays in the Lenkom Theatre
  • Russian Federation State Prize (1992, 1997, 2002)
  • National Award “Musical Heart of Theatre” (2007) – Winner of the Grand Award for outstanding creative achievement in the field of musical theatre
  • Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts
  • International Stanislavsky Theatre Award (2010) – “for his contribution to the development of Russian theatre”
  • The minor planet 5359 Markzakharov was named in his honor
  • Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation (2018)

Mark Zakharov Filmography

  • Train Stop — Two Minutes (1972)
  • Wake Up and Sing (TV, 1974)
  • The Captivating Star of Happiness (1975) (screenplay)
  • The Twelve Chairs (1976)
  • An Ordinary Miracle (1978)
  • The Very Same Munchhausen (1979)
  • The House That Swift Built (1983)
  • The formula of Love (1984)
  • To Kill a Dragon (1988)
  • Balakirev the Buffoon (2002)

Mark Zakharov Quick Biography

Mark Zakharov
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Mark Zakharov in 2014
Mark Anatolyevich Zakharov

13 October 1933

Moscow, Soviet Union
Died 28 September 2019 (aged 85)

Moscow, Russian Federation
Occupation theatre director, film director
Years active 1955—2019
Title People’s Artist of the USSR (1991)
Spouse(s) Nina Lapshinova
  • Orden for Service I.png Full cavalier of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”
  • Order friendship of peoples rib.png Order of Friendship of Peoples
  • RusStatePrize.jpg State Prize of the Russian Federation ×3
  • Medal State Prize Soviet Union.png USSR State Prize


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