War and Peace

War and Peace

Director: John Davies, John Howard Davies

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Anatole Baker

     
 

Of the many stage, screen, and television adaptations of Leo Tolstoy's mammoth novel War and Peace, this multi-episode British TV version is widely regarded as one of the most thorough and entertaining. The grim days of Napoleonic wars and the "Little Corporal's" ill-fated invasion of Russia were shown through the eyes of a large, interwoven group ofSee more details below

Overview

Of the many stage, screen, and television adaptations of Leo Tolstoy's mammoth novel War and Peace, this multi-episode British TV version is widely regarded as one of the most thorough and entertaining. The grim days of Napoleonic wars and the "Little Corporal's" ill-fated invasion of Russia were shown through the eyes of a large, interwoven group of protagonists, including the sensitive intellectual Pierre (played by a young Anthony Hopkins, who won the BAFTA Best Actor award) and the ethereally lovely Natasha (Morag Hood). Of the supporting cast, Alan Dobie as Prince Bolkonsky and David Swift as Napoleon were standouts. The 20 45-minute episodes of War and Peace first aired in the U.K. from September 28, 1972 through February 8, 1973. The series was syndicated in the U.S. courtesy of PBS beginning November 20, 1973.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2007
UPC:
0741952648895
Original Release:
1972
Source:
Koch Vision
Time:
14:50:00

Special Features

44-page collectable booklet featuring production notes, episode summaries, character profiles adn stunning behind the scenes photography; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Pierre Bezuhov
Anatole Baker Anatole Kuragin
Faith Brook Countess Rostova
Donald Burton Dolohov
Erik Chitty Gerasim
Joanna David Sonya
Rupert Davies Count Rostov
Alan Dobie Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
Donald Douglas Alexander I of Russia
Angela Down Maria
Fiona Gaunt Helene Kuragina
Gerard Hely Prince Murat
Basil Henson Prince Kuragin
Morag Hood Natasha Rostova
Anthony Jacobs Prince Bolkonsky
Beatrix Lehmann Maria Dmitrievna
Frank Middlemass Kutuzov
Sylvester Morand Nikolai
Patricia Shakesby Vera
Neil Stacy Prince Boris Drubetskoy
Tony Steedman Marshal Davout
David Swift Napoleon
Gary Watson Denisov

Technical Credits
John Davies Director
John Howard Davies Director
David Conroy Producer
Jack Pulman Teleplay

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