Andrew Davies’ much-anticipated adaptation of War and Peace is set to air in the UK before the end of 2015 and will be told over six sixty-minute episodes. War and Peace is directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys, Peaky Blinders, Woman In Black: Angel Of Death).

War and Peace stars Lily James (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Cinderella) as Natasha Rostova, Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Love and Mercy) as Pierre Bezukhov, James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester) as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Humans) as Anna Mikhailovna, Aneurin Barnard (Cilla, The Scandalous Lady W) as Boris, Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game, Spooks: The Greater Good) as Helene Kuragin, Callum Turner (Queen and Country, Glue) as Anatole Kuragin, Aisling Loftus (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Mr. Selfridge) as Sonya Rostova,Tom Burke (The Musketeers, The Invisible Woman) as Fedor Dolokhov, Jack Lowden (Wolf Hall, Pan) as Nikolai Rostov, Stephen Rea as Prince Vassily Kuragin, Ade Edmondson as Count Ilya Rostov, Greta Scacchi as Countess Natalya Rostova, Brian Cox as General Mikhail Kutuzov, Ken Stott as Bazdeev, Kenneth Cranham as Uncle Mikhail, Jim Broadbent as Prince Bolkonsky and Gillian Anderson as Anna Pavlovna Scherer.

Watch the trailer below.


Lily James as Natasha Rostova

James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky

James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky

Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov

Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

2 Responses

  1. Underdogge

    After watching the film version many moons ago I expect Natasha to look like Audrey Hepburn (i.e. darker haired than Lily James). LJ is supposed to be a good actress – I haven’t seen much of her work so am not in a position to judge. I do like the story though I found Natasha a bit of a spoilt brat (sorry……) I will at least give this a try.

    • Olga Hughes

      I like Lily James, she’s becoming quite prolific. I’m looking forward to seeing James Norton too, Granchester is a favourite in our household.