Actor, Director, Voice-Over Artist, Coach

Oleg Mirochnikov

About Oleg

Oleg is a professionally trained actor, director, voice-over artist, and acting/dialogue coach. His credits range from films and television to radio and theatre. A native Russian, Oleg's work takes him across Europe and all over the world. His work is unique and draws equally from the three great masters of the Russian stage: Stanislavski, Meyerhold, and Vakhtangov. The latter is Oleg's greatest influence. Oleg has developed his own technique, style, and set of exercises, all of which encourage actors to be playful, to focus on imagination and justification, and to have artistic courage and strong physicality.

He continues to conduct research into the Vakhtangov traditions and techniques, experimenting with approaches and methodologies, and blending the new and the classic. His findings are well-regarded, and have resulted in innovative and engaging theatrical experiences. Oleg is based in London, where he is the artistic director of Belka Productions and a senior lecturer and acting tutor at Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins. Oleg continues to produce stage work, act, and lend his voice to audio dramas, radio, commercials, audiobooks, and documentaries.

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Testimonials

News and Recent Work

September, 2020 — Vakhtangov and Chekhov: Text Work Masterclass

Event

Coming in September, an online Masterclass!
Featuring the incredible Ekaterina Tarasova, star of the world-renowned Maly Drama Theatre, I will lead an exploration into the collaboration between the actor and the director, utilizing Vakhtangov's approach to dramatic text. We will delve into detailed psychological and physical embodiment of text at work (looking specifically at the character of Nina from Anton Chekhov's masterpiece The Seagull), and the use of objects to create an original and unique interpretation for performance.
This Masterclass is a great opportunity for all students and professionals of the arts to examine the actor-director collaboration in the Russian traditions and to develop further techniques for your own performances in any medium. The Masterclass will be a 2-hour Zoom Webinar, including a 30 minute Q&A. Precise date will be announced soon!
Places cost £25. To register and for more information, please email info@belkaproductions.co.uk

June 27, 2020 — Belka Webinar 2

Event

Oleg and Belka Productions will be hosting another webinar on Saturday, June 27th, at 3:00pm UK time. This is a practical session that will involve intense exploration of Vakhtangov's "fantastic realism" and techniques followed by a Q&A where you can ask and discuss with Oleg about Vakhtangov and Russian acting techniques and practices.

To book a place and for more information, please email info@belkaproductions.co.uk

June 6, 2020 — Belka Webinar

Event

Oleg and Belka Productions will be hosting a webinar on Saturday, June 6th, 15:00-16:00 (GMT+1).
An Introduction to the Vakhtangov Technique’ is an informative Zoom webinar that will consist of:
1. An introduction to the basic principles of Vakhtangov’s approach to theatre, and to the craft of acting.
2. Defining and explaining how “fantastic realism” is the foundation of Vakhtangov’s technique.
3. A short discussion and Q&A session
To book a place and for more information, please email info@belkaproductions.co.uk

May, 2020 — Killing Eve

Featured Actor

Oleg is guest-starring on Ep. 7 of the new season of the critcally-acclaimed BBC America/AMC show Killing Eve. New episodes are airing every Sunday on BBC America and AMC in the US starting on Sunday April 12th. Catch up on BBC iPlayer, available to stream every Monday from 6am or watch on BBC One, the first episode will air every Sunday at 9pm starting on April 19th.

January, 2020 — Uncle Vanya

Russian Consultant

Oleg had the pleasure of serving as a Russian consultant on the new West End production of Uncle Vanya. Currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the play, which is directed by Ian Rickson in a new version written by Conor McPherson and starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, is receiving rave reviews and critical acclaims. Visit unclevanyaplay.com for more information.

2019-2020 — Strike Back

Russian Dialogue Coach

Oleg is working on a few episodes of the television series Strike Back as a Russian dialogue coach.




Acting Reel

Selected Filmography

  • Killing Eve (2020)(TV)

    Season 3, Episode 7

    Role: Detention Center Psychiatrist
    Director: Damon Thomas
    Production: BBC America, Sid Gentle Films

  • Ransom (2019)(TV)

    Season 3, Episode 7: "Prima"

    Role: Miroslav Kutznetsov
    Director: Paul Fox
    Production: CBS, Global

  • The Feed (2019)(TV)

    Season 1, Episode 1

    Role: Dmitri Garin
    Director: Carl Tibbetts
    Production: Amazon Video, Studio Lambert

  • McMafia (2018)(TV)

    Season 1, Episode 6

    Role: Vadim's Lawyer
    Director: James Watkins
    Production: BBC

  • Legends (2015)(TV)

    Season 2, Episode 10: "The Legend of Alexei Volkov"

    Role: Yamadayev
    Director: Ken Biller
    Production: Fox 21, TNT

  • Spectre (2015)

     

    Role: Valerian
    Director: Sam Mendes
    Production: Eon Productions

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