Sergey Zhigunov

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Sergey Zhigunov
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Sergey Zhigunov in Venice Film Festival, 2009
Sergey Victorovich Zhigunov

(1963-01-02) 2 January 1963 (age 57)
OccupationActor, film producer, television presenter
Years active1983-present
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Sergey Victorovich Zhigunov (Russian : Серге́й Викторович Жигунов; born 2 January 1963) is a Soviet and Russian actor and producer. [1] [2] Commander of the Order of Honour [3] and of the Order of Friendship. [4] Honored Artist of Russia (1995). [5]


His most famous roles as an actor were in Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (2001), Queen Margot (1996), Hearts of Three (1992), and Gardemarines ahead! (1988), The Witches Cave (1990). He also starred in My Fair Nanny (2004-2009), a Russian remake of the American sitcom The Nanny .


Early life and education

Sergey Zhigunov was born on 2 January 1963 in Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Sergey's father, Viktor Pavlovich Zhigunov, was the leading actor of the Rostov drama theater of the Palace of Culture of the Rostselmash plant. Mother Galina Ivanovna Zhigunova was also an actress, since 2005 she has been the main director of the Young Spectator Theater in Sergiev Posad. [2] [6]

He graduated from the Shchukin Theater School in Moscow in 1986. [1]


In 1983, he made his debut in the cinema, played small roles in the films The Oath Record and Recognize the Guilty. [1]

In 1987, the actor became famous for the role of Alexander Belov in the adventure film of Svetlana Druzhinina Viva gardemarines! . In 1991, he also appeared in the film's sequel, Viva Gardes-Marines! . [1]

In 1990, starred in the melodrama of Yuri Morozov's The Witches Cave . In the same year Zhigunov performed one of the main roles in the popular adventure film Hearts of Three based on the novel of the same name by Jack London. In 1993, the sequel Hearts of Three-2 was released. [1]

In 1990, the actor became the general director of the "Chance" film studio (part of Mosfilm. The first experience of his studio was the political detective Black Square, based on the novel by Friedrich Neznansky Fair in Sokolnik. Then came the pictures Queen Margot (1996, Zhigunov played the role of Count de Coconnas in this film), Countess de Monsoro (1997), The Garden Was Full of Moon , What the Deceased Said (both - 2000). [1]

In 2000, he became the President of the Russian Film Actors Guild. [1]

In the following years he acted as an actor and producer in the films Vovochka (2002), Even Shakespeare Could not have Imagined (2007), Once upon a Time in Rostov (2012), Cadets (2004). [1]

He played the main role in the television series My Fair Nanny , which aired between 2004-2009. [1]

In August 2012, he began to direct his debut film The Three Musketeers . It was released as a theatrical feature film in 2013 and as an extended television version in 2014. [1]

Sergei Zhigunov was also the producer of the film The Apocalypse Code (2007), the television series Goryunov (2013) and The Tourwriters (2016). [1]

In addition to the works mentioned, Sergey Zhigunov's filmography includes such films as Through Main Street with an Orchestra (1986), Valentin and Valentina (1986), The Princess and the Pea (1997), Testament of the Night (2008), Rita (2010), Happiness on Contract (2010), Open It's Me (2011), Know Me If You Can (2014). [1]


Selected filmography




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  6. Сергея Жигунова боялись учителя. //