War & Peace (1973)





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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Classics , Drama , Television , Faith & Spirituality
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Anthony Hopkins
as Pierre Bezuhov
Rupert Davies
as Count Rostov
Alan Dobie
as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
Beatrix Lehmann
as Maria Dmitrievna
Tony Steedman
as Marshal Davout
David Swift
as Napoleon
Donald Douglas
as Alexander I of Russia
Faith Brook
as Countess Rostova
Basil Henson
as Prince Kuragin
Erik Chitty
as Gerasim
Morag Hood
as Natasha Rostova
Angela Down
as Maria
Fiona Gaunt
as Helene Kuragina
Neil Stacy
as Prince Boris Drubetskoy
Donald Burton
as Dolohov
Gary Watson
as Denisov
Peter Anthony Jacobs
as Prince Bolkonsky
Gerard Hely
as Prince Murat
Anatole Baker
as Anatole Kuragin
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Sports a clean, logical script that expertly conveys Tolstoy's poetic, interior searchings of his conflicted characters set against a grand-scale historical canvas. The cast, with the critical exception of Morag Hood as Natasha, is uniformly excellent.

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