DINA KORZUN

Dina Korzun is a co-founder of the Podari Zhizn and Gift of Life foundations, a Russian actress living in London. In 1995 Dina graduated from Moscow art theatre acting school and worked as leading actress of Moscow art theatre from 1995 to 2000. She starred as Katherine in “Storm” by Ostrovsky, Helen in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare, Sonya Marmeladova in “Crime and Punishment” by Dostoevsky.

Dina became world-famous with her screen debut in Valery Todorovsky’s “Country of the Deaf” (1998). Her performance as Yaya – a deaf and ill-adjusted young woman – met with universal critical acclaim. This role brought Dina the Russian Film Academy award for a best female lead.

Her other significant role is Tanya in “Last Resort” (2000) by Pawel Pawlokowski. In 2006, Dina was nominated for the Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards for her role in ‘Forty Shades of Blue’.

In 2009, Dina was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Cold Souls. In 2016 Dina starred in BBC hit production Peaky Blinders Season 3 as Grand Duchess Izabella. Dina currently performs in “Star Child” by Oscar Wilde, a mono-spectacle where the actress performs over twenty roles in sixty minutes. The performance has been staged in London, Vitebsk, Moscow and other cities across Russia. 

Dina is a mother of a grownup son and two young daughters.