Sunday, December 27, 2015

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC'S MOST AMBITIOUS EPIC TV SERIES 'WAR AND PEACE' WITH JAMES NORTON, LILY JAMES, JACK LOWDEN, GILLIAN ANDERSON, JIM BROADBENT, ANEURIN BARNARD

 'WAR AND PEACE'
BBC'S MOST AMBITIOUS EPIC TELEVISION SERIES EVER
Are you ready for the highlight of all epic television programmes this winter, the latest small screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's glorious novel WAR AND PEACE which will bring sweeping saga of the 19th century heroic imperial Russia to BBC One in six one hour episodes from Sunday January 3rd, produced by the Weinstein Company as BBC's most ambitious drama project to date? Lifetime, A&E Network and History will simultaneously broadcast the miniseries as four two hour episodes later from January 18th for the viewers in the United States of America. It will also air in Australia and many European countries.

SWEEPING 19TH CENTURY SAGA  
Based on one of the best, most influential, longest and most popular novels in history which has been sold in almost 40 million copies to date, WAR AND PEACE from famous Russian writing genius Leo Tolstoy the mini series details Napoleon’s bloodthirsty and aggressive attack on Eastern Europe and the impact the war has on five Russian aristocratic families in the 1800s whose personal entanglements threaten to disrupt their privileged world! Tolstoy’s expansive novel is also set against the backdrop of the reign of Tzar Alexander I, the lingering effects of his grandmother Catherine The Great’s rule and the events surrounding Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812.

STARSTUDDED ENSEMBLE CAST!
Adapted by Andrew Davies, the man who reimagined 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Bleak House' and penned 'Mr Selfridge', and directed by Tom Harper, WAR AND PEACE will boast the mind blowingly star studded cast led by 'Cinderella' and 'Downton Abbey' star Lily James as the romantic and impulsive Natasha Rostova, magnetic James Norton ('Grantchester', 'Life in Squares', 'Belle') as handsome and brave prince Andrei Bolkonsky, while Paul Dano ('12 Years a Slave', 'Little Miss Sunshine') will take the role of the socially awkward but noble Pierre Bezukhov. Prince Vassily Kuragin will be portrayed by Stephen Rea ('The Honourable Woman', 'The Crying Game'), Count Rostov is played by Ade Edmondson ('The Young Ones', 'Holby City') while Countess Rostov is played by Greta Scacchi ('The Odyssey', 'Emma')! Charismatic star Jack Lowden ('Passing Bells') will appear as Nikolai Rostov Natasha's brave Hussar brother, while 'The Musketeers' star Tom Burke will be psychopathic Dolokhov! Prince Bolkonsky will be portrayed by legendary 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Harry Potter' star Jim Broadbent!  Anna Pavlovna will be played by 'The X Files' star Gillian Anderson! 'White Queen' star Aneurin Barnard is social climber Boris Drubetskoy Nikolai's best friend, while Brian Cox will appear as General Kutuzov!

22 comments:

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    1. it was an interesting era when it comes to fashion, especially the men's fashion!

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  2. I am very much looking forward to this one! I agree with Stephanie. Great costumes, indeed!

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    1. don't forget to tune in on one of your channels later in January!

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    2. I won't! I am constantly scrolling through my Tivo looking for interesting stuff to record!

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  3. Wow. Stunning pictures. I love the costumes, especially the boots. This series looks like a winner.

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    1. I wish I could've posted them all, I have the whole massive gallery, but didn't have enough space :(

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  4. I recognized Lily James but couldn't place her, until you mentioned she acted in Cinderella. This should be a fascinating series.

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    1. yep, her appearance in CINDERELLA is one of world's greatest miscastings ;)

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    2. I thought she was great in Cinderella.

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    3. can't say I agree :) Cinders has to be flawlessly pretty, and Lily has the weirdest and the most unattractive of facial grimaces

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  5. Lily will be a fine addition to this great cast. The trailer was magnificent and you did great coverage of it yourself Dez.

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  6. Rich folks... Clothes that seem to have never been worn too... zzzzzz... Where are the witches from Charmed when I need them?

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    1. we wore such clothes in my country at that era

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    2. yes, you wear expensive suits :PPP

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    3. In the office. Just in the office. That doesn't count one bit.

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    4. so you walk naked in the flat? Poor Mongo.....

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    5. Well, I always FEEL naked. Does that count?

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