Igor Sannikov

Igor SANNIKOV isaformer circus musician who, from 1954 to1984, worked asasaxophonist inthe Kino-jazz group ofthe Mikhail Kachuriner Musical-Eccentric ensemble. From 1984 to1986hewas the ensemble?s director. His work intheater began in1989with two shows: Boris Lvov-Anokhin?s production ofHollywood Tales atthe Maly Theater and Roman Viktyuk?s production ofEdvard Radzinsky?s play Our Decameron atthe Yermolova Theater. Asamember ofthe cast ofSnow White and the Seven Dwarves, heperformed for four months inOslo, Norway, atthe Viktoria Theater and continued performances ofthis show ontour inGermany from 1993 to1995. Hewas again invited byLvov-Anokhin toperform inThe Novellas ofMargaret ofNavarre, this time atthe Novy Drama Theater (1996), where helater performed inAndrei Sergeyev?s production ofJourdain, anadaptation ofMoliere?s LeBourgeois Gentilhomme (1998). Inafilm career spanning four decades, his film and TVcredits include: ANasty Anecdote (1964), The Republic ofSHKID (1966), The Scarlet Flower (1991), Mad Dog Kol (1991), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Czech Republic, 1992), Kotovasiya (1997), Beauty Queen (2001), The Frenchman (2003) and Kolkhoz International (2003). Two ofhis most important feature film roles were performed inNikita Mikhalkov?s The Barber ofSiberia (1997) and Alexander Abdulov?s The New Bremen Musicians (1999). Heiscurrently shooting inthe TVmini-series The Lady Taxi Driver, which isexpected toair inlate 2003.
His memoirs, IGotothe Circus, are tobepublished inbook form inlate 2003.
Heperforms the role ofGray, who isalso Sancho Panza?s guardian angel, inQuixote and Sancho.

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