Date of Birth: 07/01/1931
Place of birth: Leningrad
The actress since childhood
Cyrus Kreylis-Petrov was born July 1, 1931 in St. Petersburg. Creepy siege of Leningrad Cyrus with her mother and sister survived from the first to the last day. It was scary! Just when she was a child and, of course, it was easier than my mother, who on their shoulders all pulled from the clutches of death.
Actress Keira felt already with four years or five: all constantly amused. And even when there was a terrible bombing, when everything collapsed, thundering, howling bombs, like a clown he portrayed Hitler and sang a ditty: "Bombs rolling in, like peas, that Hitler was dead ... soon." But the choice of drama school was still casual.
She studied at the College of Music in violin from the famous teacher Magda Landau Vladimirovna, student of Professor Auer. Serve, among other things, high hopes. The teacher said: "You have excellent sound more work!" And the girl was very lazy, do nothing, invented all sorts of good reasons, but would not be engaged. In short, it`s everything and be stretched further. But one day when he saw an advertisement for the set in the Moscow Moscow Art Theatre School, Kira Petrova interested. She decided that her career as an actress is more appropriate than the endless range.
Among the insane amount of pretty girls in the wonderful costumes, with magic haircut I was really scared to do: she looked like an ugly duckling in a dress with a patch. Poor was, and this felt very awkward.
Overcoming the fear of the wild, it still was the same before the selection committee. At the table sat folk artists - Blinnikov and Scriabin himself. Suddenly Kira Petrova angry, angry, "Sit here, you do not care at all! You have all the artists on the stage playing in a movie filming, and I .. "That is, roughly, with such thoughts and broke:" crow somewhere God sent a piece of cheese ... "And he was such a success, probably the first and the last of her life. So she did.
It was great to learn from the masters MAT brilliant! It was fun and interesting: the happiest years of her life! C that day started a completely different life, and continuous calamity: blockade, father care, poverty, were left behind.
But at the Moscow Art Theatre School Kira Alexandrovna as an actress was not revealed. All the while playing something boring, and not what was given to her by God - not the grotesque and the cascade.
After Kira Petrov Moscow Institute returned to Leningrad, hoping to get on the Alexandrinsky stage. But life turned out differently. Kira Alexandrovna worked in the theater of the Baltic Fleet, then to the distant Sakhalin - in the Regional Drama Theater, and after a return to Leningrad - in the MDT and Variety Theater.
After much wandering, she appeared in the legendary Leningrad Youth Theatre. artistic council members were all young, talented. Quite heartily, without any arrogance and bombast and accepted actress took to her theater. But then, these seventeen years passed ... Not that the empty ... But the roles completely was not there. No, the actress, of course, happy to stump and played, and a crow, but it grew a little. What`s going to play? Just loved the theater, loved the staff, but it was still not in place. She would Satire Theatre, in the Theatre of Comedy.
The Pushkin Theatre Kira Alexandrovna came in 1980 already established a mature master. Particular success brought the actress roles such as Antonovna in "Children of the Sun" Gorky, Khalid "Thirteen Presidents" Abdullin, clubs in the "Above bright water" Belov, Madame Sylvia and Couture in "Father Goriot" Honore de Balzac. In Pushkin was also put play by Kira Alexandrovna "Under the sounds of the orchestra." The actress played the role brilliantly ugolovnitsy, which was in a nursing home at the will of fate.
Today, Cyrus Kreylis-Petrova - one of the leading actresses of the Alexandrinsky stage (the same Alexandrinsky, which she so wanted), she is the executor of both dramatic and comedic, Distinguishing roles. Among her roles in recent years: Agrafena Kondratyevna Bol`shova in the play "His people - are numbered!" Ostrovsky and Cracker in "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" by Pushkin, directed by Vladimir Golubev, Fana in the "cap with bells" Pirandello, directed by Vladimir Vorobiev, Lyapkin -Tyapkinav comedy "The Inspector General" by Gogol, directed by Valery Fokin. Bright creative individuality, comedy gift, high professionalism of the actress were still in demand, and made Kira Alexandrovna favorite theater audience.
Today it is willing to invite other theaters: director Oleg Levakov called the actress to play the comic opera "The fate of the turkey," staged in the Theater of Musical Comedy based on the play Ostrovsky`s "Wolves and Sheep". In the theater "Shelter comedian", she played in the play of Georgy Vasilyev "Moscow-Petushki" by Erofeev, and is now engaged in the play "The Marriage" by Gogol, directed by Fedotov. Kira Alexandrovna works in entreprise "Dove", "Love not the potatoes - do not throw out the window ..."
The first experience in the film Kira Alexandrovna - a bad experience. They began to shoot the film "Wedding in Malinovka". Kira Alexandrovna invited to Gorpinu Dormidontovnu. It was her direct role - dancing, singing, "Bitte-dritte Frau madam ..!" She was so happy! Actress dressed up, and everything seems to be good, everyone liked. And at this point the famous Zoya Fedorova appeared in Leningrad. Of course, it then took.
Kira Alexandrovna character actress, she did not need to care about appearance. It almost does not look in the mirror. She did not have to think how she is getting older, what her wrinkles ... As there - and went. So it was with Ulitka role in the film directed by Motyl "Forest". The actress was interesting to work with Tselikovskaya, this was her last film role, and Stanislav Sadalsky, which was not then as it is now. Motyl said then and he and Kira Alexandrovna: "Now then, you guys go! ! Movie is now your "Sadalsky something went, and it - alas ...
In the cult film 70 director Yuri Mamin "Love at his own request" - the actress played a mother, a woman, zachuhannoy work, life, system. And then - the role of the eccentric at the same Mom, the young St. Petersburg directors. Wide audience Cyrus Kreylis - Petrov, known for his work in the movie, is enough to recall such films as "The Pit", "Russian Symphony", "To whom God would send."
Then there was the brilliant role of mother-in Gorokhov, two weeks filming in Paris tragicomedy "Window to Paris". It was, of course, happiness! You can imagine - let our man in Paris! Moreover, originally planned to spend a week, and then because of technical problems had to stay for another week.
Kira Alexandrovna also appeared in several music videos. In the same TV show "Chameleon" by Yuri Mamin, which was attended by all young artists. All naughty, funny, even if no one unknown and unemployed "cops": Celine, Lykov, Polovtsev, but the actress were there not the last role. In any case, the viewer is no difference in age between the characters did not feel.
Again Kira Alexandrovna had to do the role of nothing. As in the theater: get role - one page, and start writing. One can not just hang out on the stage. Again in the same "Cops" played a neighbor - the mistress of cats in the film "A drink for real men." Well, the investigator comes, something asks, something has to be responsible. Boring. And around the heroine Kira Alexandrovna cats running around. Well, she picked up "Kitiket": standing, talking, inertia will send his hand into a box of food, and throws in his mouth, like cereals. And then: "Damn you, Lord .." That`s already funny.
Funny things on the set
With the actress took place on the set of a variety of curiosities. They invited her to play the daughter of Brezhnev, Galina, in the film "Pyramid". The role had to learn over night, it was a small benefit. In the evening, with the play brought to film, put on a bathrobe, made-up. Shot scene search. According to the scenario Kira Alexandrovna had to drink a glass of vodka, say a monologue about his unfortunate wife, drunk and start flirting with a young policeman ...
The actress recalls: "Filmed in some rich flat, furnished with antiques. Her owner, the old professor`s been here, watching. The films were very few, and the director warned - just one take. We started to rehearse. I take the crystal decanter, pour water from it in a glass and quietly grumbling: "If I could really poured vodka ..." rehearse, began to shoot: the actress again pours and feels that the Countess has indeed vodka! Compassionate ... But the professor tried to stop the shooting can not, ends the film, the director was nervous, and had to empty the glass. At the head of one thing - not to forget the text. When the alcohol-acted, it`s time to flirt with a policeman. Who has seen the film then, say, a scene has gone ah ...! "
The potential of the actress is so huge that she, of course, it was unbearably crowded in the small framework in which it was the will of fate. For her, of course, we had to write to put. She could deal. In general, one can say that the actress in the movie too much luck, "I did not play anything track. What I did not remove Ranevskaya out! Oh, how it could be used. And so it went epizodik, epizodik, epizodik. But I do not mind, I understand that nothing could be. To do so is likely to have its director. Now there are all sorts of competitions for young actors, they take off on television, they see it. And we did it was not. We are not interested in anyone. We lived as grass: do you have penetrating power - probeshsya. No - zachahnesh. I had never been before. I like to work - and all. "
At first, Kira Alexandrovna was just Petrova and Kreylis - is the name of her husband Yakov. He Lett. The husband of the actress was the son of a very rich man, which had its own factories, at home, in the park at the estate of a gazelle walked, waited a governess. Soviet power all selected. Before he died, my mother told the children that in Riga in their old enclosure has a secret drawer, where gold coins are hidden. When the brothers were rehabilitated, and they returned home, they found the coins. Thanks to them for some time, they were able to hold out. Jacob received his education, graduating from the Leningrad Theatre Institute, studying on the same course with Alice Freundlich, went on television, where he worked all his life director.
They were introduced before the trip to Sakhalin. On the road, they became friends, fell in love, got married and already on Sakhalin were married in the house where once lived Chekhov. I start another band. And still - pah-pah-pah! - She continues.
The actress wonderful husband, adult daughter. And grandchildren. It is not known yet whether they are artists. But Kira Alexandrovna would be happy if that happened. But the daughter has already taken place in other professions, and grandchildren ...
Her husband was called in Canada, they offered a good job - he has relatives there. But the actress refused: "If you want to - go away. I`m not going anywhere. I can not live anywhere else, except in Leningrad. " - "Yes, you! Here the weather is bad, there is no end of the rain ... "-" Well, well! There is rain, snow, sun - still everything is fine in St. Petersburg. Only in St. Petersburg! "Of course, Kira Alexandrovna sometimes, not often think about death. Probably everyone thinks about it sometimes. And now, when she walks on Peter as something not afraid of death. So dear to her are all one consciousness that even the fact that it will be based in St. Petersburg, it calms. She feels an eternity. This is some kind of wonderful feeling. It attracts a great actress, as a native person.
Author: Tatiana Novitchenskaya