As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Dano ...  Pierre Bezukhov 6 episodes, 2016
James Norton ...  Andrei Bolkonsky 6 episodes, 2016
Lily James ...  Natasha Rostova 6 episodes, 2016
Adrian Edmondson ...  Count Ilya Rostov 6 episodes, 2016
Aisling Loftus ...  Sonya Rostova 6 episodes, 2016
Greta Scacchi ...  Countess Natalya Rostova 6 episodes, 2016
Jack Lowden ...  Nikolai Rostov 6 episodes, 2016
Tuppence Middleton ...  Helene Bezukhova / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Aneurin Barnard ...  Boris Drubetskoy 6 episodes, 2016
Jessie Buckley ...  Marya Bolkonskaya 6 episodes, 2016
Olivia Ross ...  Mademoiselle Bourienne 6 episodes, 2016
Tom Burke ...  Fedya Dolokhov 6 episodes, 2016
Jim Broadbent ...  Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky 5 episodes, 2016
Callum Turner ...  Anatole Kuragin 5 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Front ...  Anna Mikhailovna Drubetskaya 5 episodes, 2016
Stephen Rea ...  Prince Vassily Kuragin 5 episodes, 2016
Mathieu Kassovitz ...  Napoleon Bonaparte 4 episodes, 2016
Matthew Stagg Matthew Stagg ...  Nikolushka 4 episodes, 2016
Emily Taaffe ...  Katya 4 episodes, 2016
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ...  Vassily Denisov 4 episodes, 2016
Gillian Anderson ...  Anna Pavlovna Scherer 4 episodes, 2016
Rory Keenan ...  Bilibin 4 episodes, 2016
Brian Cox ...  General Mikhail Kutuzov 4 episodes, 2016
Jolyon Coy ...  Kaisorov 4 episodes, 2016
Otto Farrant ...  Petya Rostov 3 episodes, 2016
Guillaume Faure ...  Napoleon's Adjutant 3 episodes, 2016
Kit Connor ...  Petya Rostov 3 episodes, 2016
David Quilter David Quilter ...  Tikhon 3 episodes, 2016
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ...  Tsar Alexander 3 episodes, 2016
Oscar Pearce Oscar Pearce ...  Lieutenant Colonel 3 episodes, 2016
Kate Phillips ...  Lise Bolkonskaya 3 episodes, 2016
Chloe Pirrie ...  Julie Karagina 3 episodes, 2016
Vesta Gabstaite Vesta Gabstaite ...  Rostov Maid 3 episodes, 2016
Ken Stott ...  Osip Alexeevich Bazdeev 2 episodes, 2016
Fenella Woolgar ...  Catiche Kuragina 2 episodes, 2016
Pip Torrens ...  Prince Bagration 2 episodes, 2016
Dainius Jankauskas Dainius Jankauskas ...  Andrei's Orderly 2 episodes, 2016
Terence Beesley ...  General Bennigsen 2 episodes, 2016


As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

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Rik Mayall's character Richard Richard on the BBC show Bottom (created by him and Adrian Edmonson) used to enjoy reading War and Peace. See more »


Uniforms in the Russian army changed three times during the period covered in the movie, but there is only one shown in the series. See more »


[first lines]
Anna Pavlovna Scherer: But mon cher ami, how can you be so calm? This... this monster, Bonaparte - he's crossed into Austria now and... who's to say that Russia won't be next.
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Lap it up and enjoy!
27 January 2016 | by janewarren2See all my reviews

I have read some of the reviews, and seen previous versions so looked forward to this with both hope and trepidation. I loved Anthony Hopkins in the 70s as Pierre, Sergay Bondachuk in the Russian version and Henry Fonda earlier than that. The character is one of my all time favourites, so it took me a while to take to Paul Dano, but once I had, I found it to be a sensitive performance that had its own merits, and deserves praise. Jim Broadbent, Ade Edmondson and the rest of the cast also make it worthy of your time.

All I can say is enjoy the show, lap up the scenery, wallow in the wonderful characters and costumes, charge in your minds eye to battle and dance at the balls. Visit Old St Petersburg without leaving your armchair and be entertained. The book has too much to ever do justice to, (unless perhaps Peter Jackson took it under his wing).

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18 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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War & Peace See more »

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Lithuania See more »

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