Famous British actor Rafe Fiennes familiar advanced Russian audiences for the films “Schindler’s List” and “the English patient”, and the mass — the role of Volan de mort in the picture about Harry Potter — was seen in the stalls of the Vakhtangov theatre, where on Thursday gave Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” with the great Sergei Makovetsky in a role of the Wynn.
The presence of a British actor in the production of Chekhov’s quite understandable. Fiennes himself played on the stage, and just as Chekhov’s play. In 1997, he went into the from the play on the stage of the London theater “Almeida” . And in the same year on a tour of the theater in Russia, he played on the stage of the “little theater” in Moscow. The actor actually has special feelings for Russian theatre and cinema. In 2011 he became Chairman of the jury of the V International festival im. Andrei Tarkovsky “the Mirror”, which, incidentally, is regularly held in the city of Ivanovo. So all that is associated with Chekhov and Ivan — he is close and interesting.
By the way, in Russia Rafe Fiennes is now visited regularly in connection with his new idea — he’s busy filming a movie about the life of the Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Ralph Fiennes even came home great dancer to Ufa, where he collected material about his life.