Anthony Hopkins stars in this British adaption of Tolstoy's war and peace, an epic about Napoleon's invasion of Russia, as told through the eyes of five fictional Russian families.
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 Pierre Bezukhov (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Natasha Rostova (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alan Dobie ...
 Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Rupert Davies ...
 Count Rostov (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Sonya (13 episodes, 1972-1973)
Faith Brook ...
 Countess Rostova (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Angela Down ...
 Princess Maria Bolkonskya (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
Sylvester Morand ...
 Nikolai Rostov (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
David Swift ...
 Napoleon (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Fiona Gaunt ...
 Hélène Kuragina (9 episodes, 1972)
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 Mikhail Kutuzov (8 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anthony Jacobs ...
 Prince Bolkonsky (7 episodes, 1972)
Neil Stacy ...
 Boris Drubetskoy (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Anthony Hopkins stars in this British adaption of Tolstoy's war and peace, an epic about Napoleon's invasion of Russia, as told through the eyes of five fictional Russian families.

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20 November 1973 (USA)  »

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Guerra e pace  »

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The series was filmed in the former Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, in the production of Avala Films. See more »

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Version of War and Peace (1991) See more »

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God Save the Tsar!
By Alexei Lvov
Performed by The Band of H.M. Welsh Guards
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Excellent film
3 April 2005 | by (Louisville KY) – See all my reviews

I am delighted to say that this miniseries is an excellent adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's famous book and it is remarkably faithful to the story line. What I do not understand is why this film version has not been set onto DVD yet. If it were I would buy it tomorrow. Nearly every major British Actor and Actress from the 70s appears in this version and I notice different items in the episodes every time I view my VHS version. I highly recommend this for anyone who wishes to read the book beforehand or afterward. I also enjoy seeing Anthony Hopkins as a very young man portraying a character full of energy, failings and then how the character through Anthony Hopkins matures by the end of the series.


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