- Peter the Great (TV Series)
"Peter the Great" is a 1986
NBCtelevision mini-series starring Maximilian Schellas Russian leader Peter the Great, and based on the biography by Robert K. Massie.
Russia at the dawn of the 18th century - a vast, chilling mysterious land, almost medieval. A country led by a man whose curious, questing spirit is eager to learn all that is new. A monarch who brings his feudal country into the modern world. A shrewd Czar and a visionary. Statesman, sailor, and ship-builder. Military leader. A husband and a father. A man who dared to dream the impossible dream, and succeeded.
Maximilian Schellas Peter the Great
Jan Niklasas Peter the Great(as a young man)
Vanessa Redgraveas Sophia
Omar Sharifas Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
Sir Laurence Olivieras King William III of Orange
Trevor Howardas Sir Isaac Newton
Ursula Andressas Athalie
The series was released as a three tape VHS box set in 1992, and has yet to be released on DVD.
* Internet Movie Database page on "Peter the Great" TV Series
* Plot summery from VHS release cover
* "The Complete Films of Laurence Olivier" by Jerry Vermilye, Citadel Press, 1992.
*imdb title|0090502|Peter the Great
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