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Bohdan Benyuk

People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko

Ivan Zavgorodnii

Invited actor.

People’s Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko.

Invited actor. Leading actor of the National Academic Drama Theater named after I. Franco.

In 1974 he entered the film department of the Kiev Theater Institute named after I.K. Karpenko-Kary.

Since 1980 he works at the Ivan Franko National Drama Theater.
From 1989-1994 he has been the senior lecturer of the Kiev State Institute of Theatrical Arts named after I.K. Karpenko-Kary.



The theater company Benyuk and Khostikoyev:


Performances: “Shveik” (directed by Miroslav Grinishin), “Senor From High Society” (directed by Anatoly Khostikoyev), “Of Mice and Men” (directed by Vitaly Malakhov), rock opera “The White Crow: Joan of Arc” (director Anatoly Hostikoyev).




“I’m Not Afraid of the Gray Wolf” (director Andrey Zholdak), “Iago” (director Vitaly Malakhov).




Involuntary Diplomats (1978)
Reapers (1978)
The Big Conversation (1981)
Women’s Joys and Sorrows (1982)
The Happiness of Nikephoros Bubnov (1983)
Mirgorod and its Inhabitants (1983)
Lost in the Sand (1984)
Philler (1987)
The Lady with the Parrot (1988)
The Witch (1990)
The Imitator (1990)
Shit (1990)
From the Life of Ostap Vishny (1991)
Ball Up, Ball Down (Chocolate bar) (1991)
Faithful Ruslan (The History of the Guard Dog) (1991)
Council of the Family Hearth (1992)
Fuzhou (1993)
Brave Guys (1993)
The Golden Chicken (1993)
Captain “Crocus” (1994)
Muscovite Wizard (1995)
Phone of the police 110 (1998) Germany / TV-series
Sempere Tire (2000) voice-over
Black Council (2000) Ukraine.



1995 – Host of the program “Show of a Lonely Bachelor” at the First National TV Channel.

2001 – Host of the TV show “The White Crow” on the channel of Studio “1 + 1”.
Winner of the National Award and “Man of the Year 2002” in the nomination for Actor of the Year.



People’s Artist of Ukraine – 1996 p.
Laureate of the State Prize named after A. Dovzhenko (1999) – for the film “Moskal-cherivnyk.”
He was awarded the Order of St. Michael (2002).
At theatrical festivals the following performances he participated in were awarded with first prizes:
“Moment” – “The Golden Lion” in Lvov (1988);
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Edinburgh Festival, England (1994);
“Shveik” – “Theater Confrontations 97” in Lublin, Poland (1997);

“Mitl-fest” in Cividale di Friuli, Italy (1999) – recognized as the best actor.
He received two awards at the annual award of the “Kiev Pectoral” for his roles in the performances of “One Hundred Thousand” by I. Karpenko-Kary (1995) and “Pygmalion” B. Shaw (2000). 


ONE HUNDRED THOUSANDS − Gerasim Nykodimovich Kalytka

Grey Bees − Sergeevich