Peter the Great (TV Series)

Peter the Great (TV Series)

"Peter the Great" is a 1986 NBC television mini-series starring Maximilian Schell as Russian leader Peter the Great, and based on the biography by Robert K. Massie.

Plot summary

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 Schell as Peter the Great
* Jan Niklas as Peter the Great (as a young man)
* Vanessa Redgrave as Sophia
* Omar Sharif as Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
* Sir Laurence Olivier as King William III of Orange
* Trevor Howard as Sir Isaac Newton
* Ursula Andress as 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.

External links

*imdb title|0090502|Peter the Great

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