Dmitry Shevchenko about the role in «Provincial»: My character always combines two opposites

2 February 2022
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This week (from January 31 to February 3) new episodes of the thrilling detective «Provincial» are released on the TV channel «Inter». One of the key roles in the film, created by the crew of Kyivtelefilm Film Company, is performed by the well-known actor of the theater and cinema Dmitry Shevchenko.

In the new project, the audience will be able to see him as Major Kudyma.

As the actor told the journalists in an interview, his character is a person who constantly merges two opposites in his personality. Thus, he says, sometimes Kudyma seems foolish, and sometimes, on the contrary, he displays himself as a discerning and experienced professional. He can be cowardly, grovels to his immediate management, while treating those of higher rank like equals in conversation. Seems to be strict with his subordinates, but at the same time can be quite friendly and sincere with them.

«I hope that we’ve managed to embody this trait of his organically and interestingly, and the public will see that», – says Dmitry Shevchenko.

According to him, the decision to participate in the work on the picture was motivated by several factors.

«First of all, the potential that I saw in the first twelve series of the script that I was given to read. Even though at that time the screenplay was not finished, I found its genre and writer’s style very interesting. I also liked the multilayered humor, planted in the dialogue of heroes by the author. Whether we managed to save it – the audience will decide», – says the artist.

Also, he notes, the identity of the general producer of the project – Valentin Olegovich Opalev – played its role in the decision-making .

The artist dubbed his character into the Ukrainian language by himself. Admittedly, it was a very demanding process for him, but also an exciting one in a way. He said that in order to keep the character’s speech vivid and comprehensible for the audience, a lot of homework had to be done. In particular, the consulting with a native speaker on the accuracy of translation and pronunciation nuances.

«I’ve been reading books in Ukrainian since I was a kid, I used to run a bilingual talk show on one of the TV channels when on a shoot in Kyiv, I go to cinemas where I watch movies dubbed in Ukrainian, and yet, work on a 24-episode project along with professional voice actors, certainly was a thrilling process for me, a novice in this line of business», says the actor.

«I would like to highlight that Kyivtelefilm Film Company does employ some super-professionals. The sound engineer, for example, compressed a phrase a little with tech where it was necessary, edited something to make my life easier. It’s really great when you can trust the specialists behind the console, when you’re sure that in the end, the best takes will be taken from the huge bunch. I’d like to take this opportunity to pay my utmost respects to those who helped me with my dub», he adds.


The full version of the interview with the well-known actor of theater and cinema Dmitry Shevchenko can be read here.


We will remind you that the filming of the series «Provincial» took place during spring and summer of 2021 in Kyiv and Kyiv region. Starring: Alexey Morozov, Alexander Pashkov, Oscar Kuchera, Dmitry Shevchenko, Nikolay Boklan, Julia Yurchenko, Vlada Verevko and others.

More details about the cast and the filming process can also be found in the following articles:

«Shootots, chases and fights: Kyivtelefilm continues filming the series «Provincial»

«Provincial»: About the scenery, script and acting ensemble»

«Shooting of the series «Provincial»: About the work of the creative group»

Julia Yurchenko: I’m interested in everything concerning my profession

Alexey Morozov about his role in «Provincial»: I’ve played such a character for the first time

Oscar Kuchera: Success is not a burden at all

Alexander Pashkov: My profession always comes first

Vlada Verevko: I always dreamed of playing an operative




24 episodes

Crime melodrama

Year 2021


Screenwriter: George Konn

Director: Sergey Shcherbin

Director of photography: Anton Verbin

Production designer: Alexander Ukolov

Costume designer: Tatyana Zubareva

Make-up artist: Irina Boytsova

Director of the film crew: Artem Suliga

Executive Producer: Pavel Karvan

General producer: Valentin Opalev

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