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Entries / Gardin V.R., (1877-1965), actor and director

Gardin V.R., (1877-1965), actor and director

Categories / Art/Music, Theatre/Personalia

GARDIN Vladimir Rostislavovich (1877-1965), actor, director, script writer, People's Artist of the USSR (1947). Worked in theatre from 1898. In 1904-05 he worked as an actor for the Komissarzhevskaya Theatre in St. Petersburg. In 1907, he founded the Free Theatre in Terioki (today Zelenogorsk), where he staged plays banned by censorship. In 1913 he began working in the cinema. Together with Y.A. Protazanov, he made a screen version of the novel War and Peace (1915). He went on to direct 58 feature films, including Cross and Mauser (1925), Poet and Tsar (1926), and Kastus Kalinovsky (1927). He played in 43 films, among them Counterplan (1932), The Golovlyov Family (part of Iudushka, 1934), Peter the Great (1939), and Anton Ivanovich Gets Angry (1941). In 1919, Gardin founded the First State Cinema School (today VGIK, All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography) in Moscow. From 1926, he worked at Lenfilm studio. In 1927-65, he lived at 9 Potemkinskaya Street (memorial plaque installed). In 1934, he built Tatyanino Dacha, named after his wife, actress Tatyana Dmitrievna Bulakh-Gardina, in Lisy Nos (15 Morskaya Street), where he collected paintings and antiques. D.D. Shostakovich, N.K. Cherkasov, P.P. Kadochnikov, and others used to visit his summer residence. After the war, Gardin donated the dacha to a kindergarten, but in the early 1950s the building was demolished. He was buried at Bogoslovskoe Cemetery. Written works include Memoirs: In 2 volumes (Moscow, 1949-1952); The Life and Work of an Artist (Moscow, 1960, with the help of T.D. Bulakh).

References: Фильмы и роли В. Р. Гардина. М., 1967.

I. A. Bogdanov.

Bulakh-Gardina Tatyana Dmitrievna
Cherkasov Nikolay Konstantinovich
Gardin Vladimir Rostislavovich
Kadochnikov Pavel Petrovich
Protazanov Yakov Alexandrovich
Shostakovich Dmitry Dmitrievich

Morskaya Street/Lisy Nos, village, house 15
Potemkinskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 9

Фильмы и роли В. Р. Гардина. М., 1967
Богданов И. А. Лахта - Ольгино - Лисий Нос. СПб., 2002
Воспоминания: В 2 т. М., 1949-1952
Жизнь и труд артиста. М., 1960

The subject Index
Komissarzhevskaya Theatre
Lenfilm, Film Studio
Bogoslovskoe Cemetery