Petr Shelokhonov

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Petr Shelokhonov
Petr Shelokhonov 1994.jpg
Born
Petr Larionovich Shelokhonov

August 15 1929
DiedSeptember 15 1999
Years active1949 - 1999
Website[1]

Petr (Peter) Shelokhonov (August 15, 1929 in Belarus - September 15 1999, St. Petersburg, Russia) was a Russian actor and director. He played over 90 roles in movies and on television. He also played over 100 roles on stage. Petr Shelokhonov received the title of Honorable Actor of Russia in 1979.

Biography[change | change source]

Petr Shelokhonov was of Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Belarusian and Polish ancestry. He survived Nazi occupation during World War II. In the war, Petr Shelokhonov was wounded by gunshot in his face, but the scar in the face did not stop him from becoming an actor.

Petr Shelokhonov joined the partisans resistance. He made his own puppet theater in 1943 and performed parodied of Hitler. In 1945, he became a piano student at the Kiev Conservatory of Music. In the 1950s, he moved to the Siberian city of Irkutsk. There, he graduated from Irkutsk Drama School. Then he worked in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, and also in Odesa and Kyiv, Ukraine.

Petr Shelokhonov was a member of five theatre companies in Russia. He also played roles in international productions on stage, in movies and on television. His acting career lasted over 50 years and he played various characters ranging from Shakespearean prince Hamlet to Soviet dictator Lenin.

In 1989 - 1992, he played the leading role (Sam) in Photo Finish, written and directed by Peter Ustinov. In 1993-4, he starred as Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's play Barefoot in the Park. In 1997, Petr Shelokhonov played a supporting role in Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, starring Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean.

Petr Shelokhonov died on 15 September 1999 from cardiac arrest in St. Petersburg, aged 70.[1][2]


Movie works[change | change source]

Actor[change | change source]

  • 1967: "Steps to the Sun" (Шаги в солнце) - as Unknown soldier
  • 1968: "Three years" by Anton Chekhov (Три года) - as Laptev
  • 1969: Untagling (Развязка) - as Spy Sotnikov
  • 1969: Rokirovka v dlinnuyu storonu - as Scientist
  • 1970: "Franz Liszt. Dreams of love" , (Ференц Лист) - as Glinka, Russian composer
  • 1970: Liubov Yarovaya (Любовь Яровая) - as Commissar Mazukhin
  • 1970: Dawns are quiet here (А зори здесь тихие) - as Sergeant Vaskov
  • 1970: “Far from Moscow” (aka.. Daleko ot Moskvy) (Далеко от Москвы) – as Director Batmanov
  • 1971: Night on the 14-th Parallel (Ночь на 14-й паралели) - as Newspaper Editor
  • 1971: "Dauria" (Даурия) - as Cossack Severian Ulybin
  • 1971: "Are You Joking?" "(Шутите?)" - as Chairman
  • 1971: "Hot - Cold" "(Холодно - горячо)" - as Writer Podorozhny
  • 1972: "Taming of the fire" (Укрощение огня) - as Karelin
    Petr Shelokhonov as Count Vielgorsky while filming "Liszt Ferenc" (Hungarian TV, 1982)
  • 1972: "Chess Grandmaster" (Гроссмейстер) - as Stepfather
  • 1972: Such a long, long road (Такая длинная, длинная дорога) - as Commissar
  • 1973: "Recognition" "(Опознание)" - as Colonel
  • 1974: "Reprisal" (aka...Otvetnaya Mera") (Ответная мера) - as Manager Sergei Peresada
  • 1975: "Obtained in the Battle" (Обретешь в бою) - as Mayor Sergeev
  • 1976: "I Don't Care" (aka... Menya eto ne kasaetsa) (Меня это не касается) - as Detective Pankratov
  • 1976: Trust (Доверие) - as Petrovsky
  • 1976: Vitali Bianki (Виталий Бианки) - as Presenter-narrator
  • 1977: First joy "(Первые радости)" - as Professor Dorogomilov
  • 1978: Three rainy days (Три ненастных дня) - as Detective
  • 1978: A Moment Decides Everything (aka... Vsyo reshayet mgnoveniye) "(Все решает мгновение)" - as Matveev, Director of Sport
  • 1979: Extraordinary summer "(Необыкновенное лето)" - as Professor Dorogomilov
  • 1979: Journey To Another City (aka... Puteshestvie v drugoy gorod) "(Путешествие в другой город)" - as Manager Fedor Ignatevich
  • 1980: Life And Adventures Of Four Friends 1/2 (aka... Zhizn i priklyucheniya chetyrekh druzei 1/2) (Жизнь и приключения четырех друзей - 1/2) – as Forest ranger
  • 1981: Late rendez-vous (Поздние свидания) - as Lena's father
  • 1981: Life And Adventures Of Four Friends 3/4 (aka... Zhizn i priklyucheniya chetyrekh druzei 3/4 (Жизнь и приключения четырех друзей 3/4) – as Forest ranger
  • 1981: The Truth Of Lieutenant Klimov (aka... "Pravda Lieutenanta Klimova") "(Правда лейтенанта Климова)" - as Boatsman Chervonenko
  • 1981: 20th Of December "(Двадцатое декабря (фильм))" - as Zarudny
  • 1981: The Girl And The Horse Named Grand" (aka... Devushka i Grand) "(Девушка и Гранд)" - as Coach
  • 1981: Sindikat 2. (Синдикат 2)– as Agent Fomichev
  • 1982: Customs "(Таможня)" - as Chief Customs Officer
  • 1982: The Year Of Active Sun (aka... God aktivnogo solntsa) "(Год активного солнца)" - as School Superviser
  • 1982: Liszt Ferenc (Ференц Лист ТВ) - as Count Vielgorsky
  • 1982: The Voice (aka... "Golos") (Голос) - as Producer
  • 1983: Magistral "(Магистраль (фильм))" - as Manager Gadalov
  • 1983: Action Place (aka... Mesto deistviya) (Место действия) - as Manager Ryabov
  • 1984: Zaveshchanie professora Douela (Завещание профессора Доуэля)
  • 1984: Two versions of one collision (Две версии одного столкновения) - as Ambassador Pavlov
  • 1985: Sofia Kovalevskaya (Софья Ковалевская) - as Academician Sechenov
  • 1985: "Rivals" (aka... Sopernitsy) (Соперницы) - as Coach Semenich
  • 1986: "Red arrow" (Красная стрела) - as Manager Yusov
  • 1987 Habitat "(Среда обитания)" - as Detective
  • 1987: Lucky man "(Везучий человек)" - as Construction Engineer
  • 1987: Moonzund "(Моонзунд)" - as Captain Andreev
  • 1988: "Bread Is A Proper Noun" (aka... "Khleb - Imya suschestvitelnoe") (Хлеб - имя существительное) - as Blacksmith Akimych
  • 1991: "My best friend, General Vasili, son of Joseph Stalin" "(Мой лучший друг, генерал Василий, сын Иосифа)" - as Colonel Savinykh
  • 1992: Richard II "(Ричард II)" - as Lord Marshal
  • 1997: The Passenger (aka... Passazhirka) "(Пассажирка)" - as Passenger
  • 1997: Anna Karenina, 1997, movie by Bernard Rose starring Sophie Marceau. (Анна Каренина) - as Majordome Kapitonich

Stage works[change | change source]

Actor[change | change source]

  • 1959: Hamlet (Гамлет) - as Prince Hamlet
  • 1960: Irkutsk story (Иркутская история) - as Victor
  • 1960: Poem of bread - as Senya
  • 1961: Golden Boy by Clifford Odets - as Joe, the Golden boy
  • 1962: Dubrovsky (Дубровский) -as Dubrovsky
  • 1962: The night of Moon eclipse - as Dervish Divana
  • 1962: Ocean "(Океан)" - as Captain Chasovnikov
  • 1964: Uncle Vania by Anton Chekhov (Дядя Ваня) - as Uncle Vanya
  • 1965: Ivanov by Anton Chekhov (Иванов) - as Ivanov
  • 1966: "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov "(Чайка)" - as Treplev
  • 1967: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (Три сестры) - as Tuzenbach
  • 1968: Platonov by Anton Chekhov - as Michael Platonov
  • 1970: Dawns are quiet here (А зори здесь тихие) - as Sergeant Vaskov
  • 1970: “Far from Moscow” (aka.. Daleko ot Moskvy) (Далеко от Москвы) – as Director Batmanov
  • 1975: Death of Ivan the Terrible (Смерть Иоанна Грозного) - as Prince Nikita Romanovich Zakharyin Yuriev
  • 1976: Tsar Fédor Ivanovitch (Царь Фёдор Иоаннович) - as Prince Nikita Romanovich Zakharyin Yuriev
  • 1977: Tsar Boris (Царь Борис) - as Prince Nikita Romanovich Zakharyin Yuriev
  • 1978: Gnezdo glukharia (Гнездо глухаря) - as Sudakov
  • 1981: Theme and Variations (Тема с вариациями) - as Dmitri Nikolayevich
  • 1983: "The Fifth Decade" (aka... "Piaty Desiatok") - as Vassili Nikitich
  • 1988: The Land of Promise by W. Somerset Maugham - as Mr. Wikham
  • 1991: "Photofinish" by Peter Ustinov (Фотофиниш) - as Sam
  • 1993: "Antiquariat" by Anneli Pukema - as Johanson
  • 1994: Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon (Босиком по парку) - as Victor Velasco

Director[change | change source]

  • 1964: 104 pages about love (104 страницы про любовь) by Eduard Radzinsky
  • 1968: Platonov (Платонов) by Anton Chekhov
  • 1993: Isabella (Изабелла) by Irving A. Leitner

Honors and Recognition[change | change source]

  • 2009: Book "My friend Petr Shelokhonov" by actor Ivan I. Krasko. SOLO Publishing, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1979: Honorable Actor of Russia SFSR (Заслуженный артист РСФСР)
  • 1952: Honorary Letter from the Government of Latvia

Sources[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Book "My best friend Petr Shelokhonov" (2009, Russian) by actor Ivan I. Krasko – Saint Petersburg, Russia: SOLO Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-5-904666-09-5 (in Russian)
  2. "Petr Shelokhonov, Honorable Actor of Russia".