The DEAD SERIOUS actor

ANDREY KURGANOV

The DEAD SERIOUS actor

ANDREY KURGANOV

The DEAD SERIOUS actor

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Smolensk, Russia, Andrey Kurganov started acting on stage at the age of 6.

In 2005 he joined the newly-founded theatre company “Miracle” and quickly became its leading actor with 13 major roles played and numerous Best Male Performance awards won. This collaboration spanning over 7 years made “Miracle”, touring Russian and Europe extensively, one of the most recognised theatres in the region.

In 2009 Andrey became the first actor without prior professional training to join the biggest theatre of Smolenkaya oblast’, Smolensk State Theatre, and then entered Smolensk State Art Institute.  Over the next 3 years he proved to be one of the most talented and hard-working young actors, gaining praise from his colleagues, teachers and press alike.

In 2012 Andrey moved Paris and enrolled in Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD), the most prestigious French theatre school. After a year spent under he tutelage of Daniel Mesguich and Michel Fau, two prominent actors and theatre directors, he decided to stay in France to pursue his acting career in the West.

Not long after graduating from CNSAD Andrey starred as Vlad in STAND by Jonathan Taieb, which has become his first major film role. Since then he has been acting in various film and TV projects.

Andrey Kurganov is currently living between Moscow, Paris, and London. He speaks Russian, English, French, German and Romanian.

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL

Age: 31 | Height: 183 cm | Eyes: blue | Hair: dark blond

Languages: Russian (native), English (native), French (fluent), German (basic), Romanian (basic)

Voice: dramatic baritone

Skills: guitar, piano, fencing, contemporary dance

EDUCATION

• 2012-2013 Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (Paris, France)

Foreign student (class of Daniel Mesguich and Michel Fau)

• 2010-2012 Smolensk State Art Institute (Russia)

Acting (theater and cinema)

• 2003-2008 Smolensk State University (Russia)

Foreign languages (French and English)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Theatre (selected works)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare – Mercutio
The Cherry Orchard by A.P. Tchekhov – Trofimov
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand – Le Bret
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh – Pato Doley, Ray Dooley
The Colonel Bird by Hristo Boytchev – Fetissov
House Painters Have No Memories by Dario Fo – Aldo
Pik-Nik by Fernando Arrabal – Señor Tepan
Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh – Coleman Connor
Love, delight and gold by Marcelle Berquier-Marinier – Dominique
The Man Outside… by Wolfgang Borchert – Beckmann

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Cinema

2018 – The Kettle – Franz. Dir: Eva Bass

2018 – Van Gogi – Translator. Dir: Sergey Livnev

2016 – L’esprit des animaux [medium-length] – Lubomir (lead). Dir: Darielle Tillon

2015 – STAND [feature film] – Vlad (lead). Dir: Jonathan Taieb

2015 – Vera’s Gift [short] – The Unknown. Dir: Fernando Vallejo

2014 – Mister X [short] – Sam. Dir: Pascal Bourelier

2014 – Les coquelicots [short] – Stephen (lead). Dir: Paul Belgram

2014 – The Queen of Spades [short] – Tomsky. Dir: Sasha Shegay

TV

2018 – The Defenders [Заступники] – Ben Anderson. Dir: Vladimir Kott

2018 – The Mermaids [Русалки] – Polygraph specialist. Dir: Alexander Kirienko

2018 – Bewinged [Окрыленные] – French soldier. Dir: Igor Kopylov

2017 – On the Other Side of Death [По ту сторону смерти] – Vladimir Ganin. Dir: Sergey Chekalov

2016 – Hunt for the Devil [Охота на дьявола] – Pierre Gignac. Dir: David Tkebuchava

2016 – FilFak [Филфак] – Whitney. Dir: Fedor Stukov

2016 – Optimists [Оптимисты] – American journalist. Dir. Alexey Popogrebskiy

2016 – The Mutiny [Мятеж] – Photographer. Dir: Sergey Pikalov

2016 – Adaptation [Адаптация] – CIA officer. Dir: Fedor Stukov

2015 – How I Became Russian [Как я стал русским] – Mike. Dir. Konstantin Statskiy

2015 – Versailles – Noble Man. Dir: Daniel Roby