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War And Peace BBC Cast List – TV Series

Cast of War And Peace: BBC One’s 2016 TV adaptation features an all-star cast list, including Gillian Anderson, Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Aisling Loftus, Stephen Rea, Brian Cox and many more.

Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel has been adapted for this new BBC television series by Andrew Davies and is being directed by Tom Harper.

War And Peace BBC Cast List

Character Name – Actor/Actress

Pierre Bezukhov – Paul Dano – 12 Years A Slave, Little Miss Sunshine, Prisoners, There Will Be Blood, Looper, Ruby Sparks, Codes of Conduct

Pictured above: Actor Paul Dano.

Natasha Rostova – Lily James – Downton Abbey, Cinderella, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Broken, Just William

Pictured above: Actress Lily James.

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky – James Norton – Grantchester, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Happy Valley, Death Comes to Pemberley, Belle, Life in Squares

Prince Vassily Kuragin – Stephen ReaThe Honourable Woman, Utopia, The Shadow Line, Father & Son, The Crying Game, Citizen X

Count Rostov – Ade Edmondson – The Young Ones, Bottom, Holby City, Prey, Blood, Teenage Kicks, Jonathan Creek

Countess Rostov – Greta Scacchi – The Falling, Brideshead Revisited, The Trojan Horse, Broken Trail, Daniel Deronda, The Player, The Odyssey, Emma, Presumed Innocent

Nikolai Rostov – Jack Lowden – The Tunnel, The Passing Bells, Mrs Biggs, Ghosts

Dolokhov – Tom BurkeThe Musketeers, The Hour, All About George, Utopia, Great Expectations, State of Play, Third Star

Sonya – Aisling LoftusMr Selfridge, Good Cop, Case Histories, Five Daughters, Oranges and Sunshine, Dive

Prince Bolkonsky – Jim Broadbent – The Boss, Any Human Heart, Exile, Only Fools and Horses, Harry Potter movies

Anna Pavlovna – Gillian Anderson – The X-Files, Hannibal, The Fall, Crisis, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Any Human Heart, The Crimson Petal and the White, Moby Dick

Anna Mikhailovna – Rebecca Front – Lewis, Time Gentlemen Please, Up the Women, Humans, Death Comes To Pemberley, The Spa, The Wrong Mans, The Thick Of It, Psychobitches, Grandma’s House, Nighty Night, The Rotters’ Club, Roger and the Rottentrolls

Uncle Mikhail – Kenneth Cranham – In The Flesh, 37 Days, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Our Mutual Friend, Rome, A.D. The Bible Continues

Boris Drubetskoy – Aneurin Barnard – The White Queen, Cilla, Moonfleet, Citadel, We’ll Take Manhattan

Helene – Tuppence Middleton – The Imitation Game, Spies of Warsaw, Sinbad, Lewis, Dickensian, Sense8

Anatole – Callum Turner – Glue, The Town, Leaving, Queen and Country

Princess Marya – Jessie Buckley – This September, Endeavour

General Kutuzov – Brian Cox – Bob Servant Independent, The Game, The Straits, The Sinking of the Laconia, The Take, Deadwood, Shetland, The Slap

Bazdeev – Ken Stott – The Missing, The Runaway, Messiah: The Harrowing, The Vice, Rebus, The Hobbit movies

TV Premiere Date

Airing in the UK on BBC One, the start date and time for War And Peace has now been officially scheduled for Sunday the 3rd of January, 2016 at 9:00pm. The series will be broadcast over six 1-hour episodes.

Filming Locations

Getting underway in February of 2015, filming for War And Peace is taking place on location in the countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Russia.


Widely regarded as one of the greatest ever works of literature, Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace was originally published in 1869. The story is set in Russia during the early 19th century, a period when the country was invaded by French forces, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte. The novel focuses on life during these times as experienced by five families of Russian nobility.