Sergej Polunin acting in Kenneth Branagh's all-star adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express

25.10.2017

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Sergei Polunin, the 27-year-old Ukrainian considered by many to be one of the finest ballet dancers of his generation, has been cast in two hot upcoming titles: Kenneth Branagh's all-star adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express and the spy thriller Red Sparrow from Fox, appearing alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton.

Sergei Polunin - Count Rudolph Andrenyi

Sergei Polunin, former principal dancer with the British Royal Ballet is currently a principal dancer with Stanislavsky and Nemirovich - Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. After Polunin graduated from the Kyiv Choreographic Institute he joined the British Royal Ballet School at the age of 13 in 2003, sponsored by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. He became a first soloist at the Royal Ballet in 2009. In June 2010 Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. In 2012, Polunin was invited to Russia by Igor Zelensky, and became a principal dancer with The Stanislavsky Music Theatre and Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Polunin has received numerous awards, including the Prix de Lausanne and Youth America Grand Prix in 2006, and in 2007 was named the Young British Dancer of the Year.
In 2014 Polunin started his collaboration with famed American photographer and music director David LaChapelle and took part in his new projects including a dance video 'Take Me to Church', with music by Hozier presented in February 2015.
The biographical documentary feature 'Dancer' directed by Steve Cantor and produced by Gaby Tana for BBC Films was released in 2016.

Amongst his numerous performances are the title role in 'Spartacus', Rudolf in 'Mayerling', Des Grieux in 'L’histoire de Manon', Aminta in 'Sylvia', Solor in 'La Bayadère', Albrect in 'Giselle', Nutcracker Prince in 'The Nutcracker', Prince in 'Cinderella', Prince Désiré in 'The Sleeping Beauty', Armand in 'Marguerite and Armand', Knave of Hearts in 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ in which he was the first performer of the role and a participant of the first premiere, Basilio in 'Don Quixote', Ali in 'Le Corsaire', Frantz in 'Coppélia', Prince Siegfried in 'Swan Lake', Wolf in 'Peter and the Wolf', Slave Master (Hannibal) and Shepherd (Il Muto) in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera' At the Royal Albert Hall.

Further projects include Faun and James Dean for the project 'Men in Motion',
a Dior Project called 'Can I make the music fly?', performances for the Russian project Big Ballet (Bolshoi Ballet) on TV-channel Kultura (Culture), Faun for the Bohemian Tune concert in Moscow with Gérard Depardieu, choreographed by Sergei Polunin, Alexey Lyubimov and Lucien d’Hervilly, and Paquita grand pas, the premiere for which took place in Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, in 2013.

Photo: Murder in Orient Express with Willem Dafoe, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Olivia Colman, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Sergei Polunin und Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

© Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH

 

           

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