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War & Peace 

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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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 6 episodes, 2016
Callum Turner ...  Anatole Kuragin 6 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Front ...  Anna Mikhailovna Drubetskaya 5 episodes, 2016
Stephen Rea ...  Prince Vassily Kuragin 5 episodes, 2016
Chloe Pirrie ...  Julie Karagina / ... 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 Jolyon Coy ...  Kaisorov 4 episodes, 2016
David Quilter David Quilter ...  Tikhon 4 episodes, 2016
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ...  Tsar Alexander 4 episodes, 2016
Otto Farrant Otto Farrant ...  Petya Rostov 3 episodes, 2016
Guillaume Faure ...  Napoleon's Adjutant 3 episodes, 2016
Kit Connor ...  Petya Rostov 3 episodes, 2016
Oscar Pearce Oscar Pearce ...  Lieutenant Colonel 3 episodes, 2016
Kate Phillips ...  Lise Bolkonskaya 3 episodes, 2016
Vesta Gabstaite Vesta Gabstaite ...  Rostov Maid 3 episodes, 2016
Fenella Woolgar ...  Catiche Kuragina 3 episodes, 2016
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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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Drama | History | Romance | War

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UK

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English

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18 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Lithuania See more »

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In the book, Natasha's hair is black. For the series, Lily James dyed her natural brunette hair blonde. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Version of War and Peace (1966) See more »

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Excellent adaptation of Tolstoy (if not readers' misconceptions); ignore the haters
24 January 2016 | by anjing85See all my reviews

The poor reviews that I've seen seem to betray either delusion or a complete misunderstanding of the book. This is an excellent adaptation.

War and Peace is a story of mortals, fallible, corrupt, and yet full of love and hope. Some of the reviewers seem to have gotten in their head that Prince Andrey or Natasha should be like gods and goddesses when Tolstoy could not have intended anything farther from that. Tolstoy meant for us to see how the lives of admirable men and women are yet filled with foolishness. We are meant to see that in the end, the foolishness shouldn't matter.

Others seem to be aghast that there's infidelity, violence, and dishonesty. My God, I can only imagine that these reviewers would be better off watching Barney and Friends. This adaptation captures brilliantly Tolstoy's view of how terrible the course of human interaction can run, and yet there is something magical to life.

As far as the casting goes, I personally thought Sonya was a little too plain, Princess Marya a little too attractive, and Pierre rather too skinny, but these physical quibbles are nitpicky. Each performance seems true to Tolstoy's characterizations, if not the idealizations people have conjured in their minds. In my view, Denisov, though a minor character, is particularly brought to life. The old Prince Bolkonsky also is terrific.

Finally, I am no expert on 19th century Russian aristocratic dress or interior design, but frankly I saw nothing particularly out of place. I would be quite surprised if any of the reviewers who took issue with the costumes or the decorations were far more knowledgeable.


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