Photos with Vlady T
BiographyMoscow, USSR [now Russia]
Vlady T began performing at the age of 7 in Moscow, Russia. At 13 he relocated to Melbourne, Australia with his family. He soon got involved in Melbourne's striving independent theatre scene. In addition to acting, he commenced writing plays, as well as writing and directing short films. In 2003 Vlady got invited to participate in the Youth Interplay (International Festival of Young Playwrights in Townsville, Queensland, Australia) as a playwright delegate. His plays received professional work shopping at this event and one of the plays was presented at a professional reading in front of an international audience. Read more... co-wrote and acted in a play "Christmas Confessions" that premiered in Heidelberg Theatre in Melbourne. For these achievements Vlady was nominated for Australian of The Year Awards. In 2004 Vlady enrolled in Footscray City College Film & TV School, where he wrote, produced and directed several films, including "Hayden's Holiday" (a short drama that dealt with issues of racism in the Australian society) and a 45-minute comedy "No 1: The Boxing Movie". During that year he also appeared in several short films that ended up making their way around Melbourne's film festival circuit, including Shane Cox's science fiction drama "Everworld" and Mark Angelo Errichiello's "Delinquents in Brunswick: Suburban Crossroads". He also appeared in a theatre production of "Merry Christmas", for which the playwright Rebecca Louise received the National Playwrights' Award. In 2005 Vlady made his feature film debut in an independent film "Him" that had its premiere at the Kino cinema in Melbourne. In 2006 Vlady enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts (Performance Studies) course at the Victoria University. He continued his acting and directing pursuits outside of the university appearing in commercials and short films. He also appeared in the Comedy Channel's TV series "The Power of One". In 2007 Vlady acted in a theatre production of "The Grapes of Wrath" produced by Heidelberg Theatre Company. The production ended up winning 7 Victorian Drama League's "Gold" awards, including Best Production. The play got a mention in the Victorian Parliament, by the Victorian Member of Parliament Craig Langdon who congratulated Vlady T and other cast members on a great performance. The cast members were then consequently recorded in Hansard (Victorian Parliament's book of records). In August 2007 Vlady resigned from the university course after receiving an offer to work on Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's produced mini-series "The Pacific". Prior to beginning work on the project, Vlady had to participate in a grueling "boot camp" run by the legendary Captain Dale Dye. Vlady went on to work on that TV series for 9 months. In addition to portraying the character of "Wirechief", he also performed some utility stunts on this project. After wrapping on The Pacific, Vlady worked on several Australian TV shows, as well as acting in a lead role in Kathryn Evans' short film "Rewind" that explored the theme of government conspiracies. At the start of 2009, Vlady appeared in a sell-out theatre performance of The Worm. This absurd comedy was well received by the crowds. Later in the year Vlady appeared in a feature film "Kin" and a feature film "The Dream Children". He also acted in an internationally acclaimed director Ariel Kleiman's film "Deeper Than Yesterday". At the end of the year Vlady appeared in a pilot "Jesus of Sunhine" produced by Sydney Underground Film Festival laureate David Hansen. At the start of 2010 Vlady appeared in Fly On The Wall Theatre's production of Errol Bray's "The Choir" directed by Rob Chuter. The play received good responses from the critics.