War and Peace 49 years old

War and Peace

The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the impulsive and beautiful Natasha Rostova; Alan Dobie is the dour but heroic Andrei Bolkonsky; and David Swift is Napoleon, whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for Pierre and the Rostov and Bolkonsky families. The twenty-part serial was the vision of producer David Conroy whose principle aim was to transfer the rich characterisation and incident from Tolstoy's greatest novel to a television drama. Scripted by Jack Pulman and directed by John Davies, Conroy's War And Peace boasts superb acting, award-winning design (1972 Best Design BAFTA) and breathtaking battle sequences which were filmed in former Yugoslavia.

Credits

Cast

Name Character
Anthony Hopkins He was 34 , now 84 years old as Pierre Bezukhov
Tony Steedman He was 45 , 73 years old when he died
Beatrix Lehmann She was 69 , 76 years old when she died
David Swift He was 53 , 82 years old when he died
David Swift He was 53 , 82 years old when he died
Basil Dignam He was 66 , 73 years old when he died
Tony Caunter He was 35 , now 85 years old
Richard Hurndall He was 61 , 73 years old when he died
Sylvester Morand He was 27 , now 22 years old
Rupert Davies He was 56 , 60 years old when he died
Jean Heywood She was 51 , 98 years old when she died
Colin Baker He was 29 , now 79 years old
Victor Brooks He was 53 , 80 years old when he died
Keith Campbell He was 18 , 58 years old when he died
Barbara Lott She was 52 , 82 years old when she died
John Ringham He was 44 , 80 years old when he died
Patrick Holt She was 60 , 81 years old when she died
Harry Locke He was 58 , 73 years old when he died
Erik Chitty He was 65 , 70 years old when he died
Frank Middlemass He was 53 , 87 years old when he died
Peter Cartwright He was 187 , 228 years old when he died
Bruno Barnabe He was 67 , 92 years old when he died
Alan Dobie He was 40 , now 90 years old
Michael Billington He was 30 , 63 years old when he died
Hugh Cross He was 47 , 63 years old when he died
Kevin Stoney He was 51 , 86 years old when he died
Angela Down She was 26 , now 76 years old
Faith Brook She was 50 , 90 years old when she died
Basil Henson He was 54 , 72 years old when he died

Crew

Name Job title
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War and Peace (49 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1972-09-29
  • Runtime: [60] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 20