Date of Birth: 04/16/1941
Place of birth: Moscow
Born in Moscow on 16 April 1941. Father - Nikonenko Nikanorovich Peter (1898 - 1979). Mother Nikonenko Nina (1913 - 1991). Wife - Voronin-Nikonenko Catherine A., film actress. Son - Nikonenko Nikanor Sergeyevich (1973g.rozhd.).
Sergei Nikonenko not grown up in an artistic family, but a way to determine for himself early, firmly and forever. This happened when Sergei was 13 years old, and from that moment for him there was only one profession - the profession of an actor, the mastery of which he threw all his youthful strength: once enrolled in two circles - Drama in the Moscow Palace of Pioneers and studio of artistic expression. In the circles he found not only the output of its energy bubbling inside, not only the satisfaction of a burning desire to play, but above all excellent teachers, laid in the nature of a teenager then, without which he has not taken place no matter how a person or as an actor. It was a world of real literature, great poetry, the art world, where morality is not taught, but simply were living embodiment of it. It is the living embodiment of the ideals were Pushkin, Yesenin and Mayakovsky, whose verses Sergei memorized. S.Nikonenko graduated from night school and soon began working career. He worked as a bus conductor, then a postman, and dreamed of going to VGIK.
Apparently, something very human, in addition to talent, was able to discern in frail lad S.A.Gerasimov, selecting from hundreds of applicants a few lucky people in their vgikovsky workshop. Today, this course would have called the course "stars." Zh.Bolotova, N.Gubenko, S.Nikonenko, Zh.Prohorenko, G.Polskih, L.Fedoseeva, E.Zharikov - such a "constellation" of celebrities on the course Gerasimov and T.Makarovoy was not, by their admission, with times "Young Guard" - I.Makarovoy, N.Mordyukovoy, Tikhonov.
The Institute Sergey Nikonenko outplayed almost the entire classical repertoire, including Hamlet. For graduate performance Gerasimov suggested that students` career Arturo Ui. " This performance then became a phenomenon not only chronicles the institute, but the whole cultural life of the capital due to primarily play two actors - Nicholas Hubenko and Sergey Nikonenko.
As the established actor S.Nikonenko first attracted attention in the film A.Azarova "It happened in the police". The role he had although small, but as they say, noticeable. And this early work was, in fact, the beginning of his actor`s biography. All further work actor Nikonenko confirmed that it is the vitality, authenticity is his acting credo. And the best proof of this thesis was the work in the film Gerasimov "People and Animals". Here, the young actor managed to convey the hard inner workings of the mind and soul of the hero, could bring almost physiological need for truth, harmony and naturalness of the world.
In his work S.Nikonenko managed to avoid the risk of "zashtampovannoe" and buy very role poster hero. He proved that the true specificity actor - in the inner mnogotipazhnosti in large amplitude vibrations acting charm - from "plus" to "minus".
When Nikonenko got to shoot to A.Mitte in "Ringing, Open the door!", He was already a recognized professional. However, had it not been in the role of his acting fate Pioneer Petit, many probably do not have enough in his creative piggy bank, and may not be entrusted to him such an important role for the director`s thoughts Reutov editor Gerasimov in a "journalist"? Designed specifically for the role of Reutov Nikonenko Gerasimov already in the script gave this character some traits, habits, manners of Sergei. Nikonenko played a reality. The reality of the old Russian provinces, its problems. In them and with them, all starts. On just such towns all and kept. Accuracy of actor behavior has generated a surprising result - the image of a true Russian intellectual.
Sergei Nikonenko showed himself as an actor of unique organically. He has the gift of naturalness in any situation, in any genre and style decision film. His presence on the screen whenever an actor creates the feeling of the audience: he was born for the role. In the film, Sergei Urusevsky "Sing a song, the poet" Nikonenko played the role of Yesenin, one of his literary idols. And not the fault of the actor, the film has been recognized by critics and failed at the box office actually fell. Actor worked on the role of the great poet`s enthusiasm, with redoubled energy. "This year my life was for me for nothing, - he later recalled -. I have worked not only as an actor but also as an art historian, literary critic ... the whole year I sought only to ensure that the master as much as the inner world of the hero, to live his life, even mentally. "
S.P.Nikonenko played 130 roles in movies, including the film "People and Animals" (1962), "War and Peace" (1965-1967), "Wings" (1966), "Ringing, Open the Door" ( 1966), "Strange people" (1969), "Red Square" (1970), "Liberation" (1968-1971), "White explosion" (1969), "Sing a song, the poet" (1971), "Beyond the clouds sky "(1973)," Compatriots "(1974)," Tryn-trava "(1976)," An Unfinished piece for mechanical piano "(1976)," Broken sky "(1979)," Waves of the Black sea "(1976)," Roma happiness "(1981)," Six "(1981)," Traffic Inspector "(1982)," Parade of planets "(1984)," If you can forgive ... "(1984)," Winter evening in Gagra "( 1985), "Tomorrow was the war" (1987), "Holy smoke" (1988), "Red wine of victory" (1990), "Family Man" (1991), "Brunette 30 kopecks." (1991), "I want to America" ??(1992), "Bread - noun", "I do not want to get married" (1992), "Time of the Dancer" (1996), "Children of Monday" (1997), "Sinful Love" ( 1997), "Chinese service" (1999), "Classic" (1998), "Kamensky" (2000).
Played by Sergei Nikonenko role assigned films - is evidence of his citizenship. It is always not only interesting characters, but the characters, bright and clear socio-painted. Sometimes they just set off the main characters, but without them, the hero will not be yourself, do not come to life.
As the fates decree Sergey Nikonenko belongs to a generation of people who today call "the sixties", and he shared with his peers all the hopes and disappointments of his time. Times have changed, and at the turn of 60-70-ies to replace the take-off of creative possibilities in literature and cinema came stagnation. Is it because the most active generation of Nikonenko changed profession leaving technical college, going on stage, in literature, cinema? And the actors - in directing. It is in the relentless search for eternal things and is the source of the internal energy, which makes Nikonenko always looking for new ways for themselves. When there were no good roles, he worked on the stage, read Pushkin, Esenina, Zoshchenko, Mayakovsky. When accumulated a lot of their own ideas and strengthened the decision, he returned to VGIK, but the directing department. Today, directing to his credit more than a dozen paintings. "Birds of the city", "Trin-grass", "Kiss Dawns", "Gypsy happiness," "love. Waiting. Lena." "The ship of aliens", "Holy smoke", "Family Man", "Brunette 30 cop. "" I want your husband "," I want to America, "" I do not want to marry. "
Not all movies have been favorably received by critics, not all were successful, but some directorial work Nikonenko aroused interest and gained recognition.
They say that if a person is talented, he is talented in everything. Sergei Nikonenko - a great lover of painting. In his rich home library a whole collection of books on art. He not only enjoys painting contemplative, but he is trying to create. And, judging by the reviews, he is doing well. Anyone who saw the portrait of the actor`s wife, written them from memory in kinoekspeditsii near Saratov, does not hide his admiration for the richness of colors, the brightness of the image he had created.
S.Nikonenko never creative prime. If there is a script that can inspire him as a director, he has a lot of pleasure and removed, without neglecting small roles. With a special feeling of brotherhood vgikovskogo removed from future directors in their thesis.
S.Nikonenko - People`s Artist of Russia (1991), winner of the Lenin Komsomol Prize (1976), Commander of the Order of Merit (1971), medals A.P.Dovzhenko (1987), winner of the prize of the festival "Constellation" in Tver (1999) for the best home Actor in the film "Classic", the owner of the main prize of the festival in Oberhausen (Germany) for the best thesis director`s work - the film "Petrukhina surname". He is a member of the Union of Cinematographers since 1968. In 1994, together with his wife E.A.Voroninoy created Yesenin cultural center.
Musical tastes: Rachmaninov, Quartet "The Beatles", a classical opera music. Favorite literary writers: Tolstoy, Alexander Pushkin, Esenin, V.Shukshin, V.Astafev, N.Rubtsov. Favorite actors: N.Gritsenko, B.Babochkin, M.Romanov.
Lives and works in Moscow.