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Efim Shifrin is a Actor Russe born on 25 march 1956 at Magadan Oblast (Russie)

Efim Shifrin

Efim Shifrin
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Birth name Nakhim
Nationality Russie
Birth 25 march 1956 (64 years) at Magadan Oblast (Russie)

Efim (Nakhim) Zalmanovich Shifrin (born March 25, 1956)– Soviet and Russian actor.


Efim Shifrin was born in 1956 in Magadan region (Neksikan village). In 1973—1974 he studied at philological faculty of Latvian University, and from 1974 to 1978 at stage department of State University of Circus and Stage Art, at the course of Roman Viktiuk.

Since 1977 he started to play in his stage studio of Moscow State University. Among Efim’s theatre works of that time there are the performances «Good-buy, Boys!», «The Night After Release», «Duck Hunting». In 1979 Efim Shifrin became prize winner of the 1st Moscow Contest of Stage Actors. In 1983 Shifrin became prize winner of the 7th USSR’s Contest of Stage Actors. The first solo performance «I Would Like to Say», mainly based on works by Viktor Kokliushkin, was played by Shifrin in 1985. Texts of V. Kokliushkin also became the base of performances «Three Questions» and «Round Moon».

In 1990 Efim created «Shifrin-Theatre», which he has been managing till now.

Repertoire of the theatre includes many songs, among which there are romances of Dmitri Shostakovich based on poems by Sasha Chiornyi, songs «Jerusalem» by Mark Minkov, «Music in Me» by Mikhail Kochetkov, «Southern Night» by Aleksandr Klevitskiy and others. In theatre he played in performances «I Do Not Know You Anymore, My Darling», «Love With Patch», «The Putas», «The Goat, or Who is Sylvia» (director Roman Viktiuk), «The Gossips» (director Vadim Dubrovitskiy). In 2006 in Teatrium at Serpukhovka the premiere of performance «The Dragon» based on the play by Evgeny Shvarts (director Vladimir Mirzoev), where Shifrin played the role of Burgomaster, took place.

In 2008 has passed at once two theatrical prime ministers: in Erve Montaigne's role in performance "Scandal! It is forbidden to look to public!" under Jean Marsana's play (director Valery Sarkisov), and in Harry Essendajna's role in performance "the Flower laughing" under the play of Noel Kauard directed by Michael Kozakov.

Efim Shifrin played in films «Bolotnaya-Street», «The Hero of Our Tribe». In musical «Angel with Cigarette End», staged by Yevgeniy Ginsburg, Efim Shifrin sang 13 songs (music of Aleksandr Klevitskiy, words of Yuriy Riashentsev) and 20 roles in films. In 2007 the premiere of film of Andron Mikhalkov Konchalovskiy «The Glance», where Shifrin played the role of Marc Shyfer, was held. In addition, the actor played in «The Muddle» cine-magazine.

For several years in March in State Central Concert Hall «Rossia» Efim Shifrin held benefit performances with participation of stars of Russian stage: «Shifrin Ark», «WWW.SHIFRIN.RU», «Opus № 10», «The Stairs», «Population Census», «People in Masks». And in 2006 anniversary benefit performance «Cabaret. Reloading» was arranged.

Efim Shifrin has written the books «Theatre Named After Me» (in co-authorship with G.Viren) and «Personal File of Efim Shifrin».

In 2000 Shifrin got the award of international network of World Class clubs «Mister Fitness», and in 2006 he was awarded with the Diploma of Physical Training and Sport Committee, Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness of Government of Moscow for propaganda of sport and healthy way of living. Among the other awards of Efim Shifrin there is Raikin’s Cup (2001) and the 2nd prize and Nikulin’s Cup for participation in TV show of First Channel «Circus with Stars».

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Filmography of Efim Shifrin (1 films)

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Gloss (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Andreï Kontchalovski
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Julia Vysotskaya, Alekseï Serebryakov, Irina Rozanova, Efim Shifrin, Ioulia Sniguir, Fiodor Bondartchouk
Roles Mark Shifer
Rating55% 2.7538352.7538352.7538352.7538352.753835
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