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Peter the Great

TV Mini-Series

Country: USA

Genre: Biography, Historical Drama



The story of the Russian Tsar and emperor Peter the Great - husband, father, sailor, shipbuilder, shrewd military leader and visionary statesman - from boyhood to Enlightenment monarch.


  • Comprising 4 episodes, with a total running time of around 6 hours
  • Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1980 biography "Peter the Great: His Life and World" by American historian and biographer Robert K. Massie (b. 1929)
  • Winner of several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries (awarded 1986)
  • The Profile picture on this page shows Graham McGrath as young Peter.
Picture for Peter the Great


  • Maximilian Schell
    (Peter the Great)
  • Jan Niklas
    (Peter the Great, as a Young Man)
  • Vanessa Redgrave
    (Tsarevna Sophia)
  • Omar Sharif
    (Prince Feodor Romodanovsky)
  • Laurence Olivier
    (William III, King of England)
  • Graham McGrath
    (Peter, 10 years old - episode 1)
  • Trevor Howard
    (Sir Isaac Newon)
  • Boris Plotnikov
  • Tolly Thwaites
    (Boy Alexis - episode 2)
  • Cameron Austin Schiller
    (Boy in Castle)

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