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Peter the Great is a 1986 NBC television mini-series starring Maximilian Schell as Russian emperor Peter the Great, and based on the biography by Robert K. Massie. It won three Primetime Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Miniseries.

Russia at the dawn of the 18th century—a vast, chilling mysterious land, medieval in its character. 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 “kicking and screaming” into the modern world. A shrewd tsar and a visionary. Statesman, sailor, and shipbuilder. 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 in early adulthood
Vanessa Redgrave as Tsarevna Sophia
Omar Sharif as Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
Laurence Olivier as William III and II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland
Trevor Howard as Sir Isaac Newton
Ursula Andress as Athalie
Olegar Fedoro as Boyar Lopukhin
Natalya Andrejchenko as Tsaritsa Eudoxia Lopukhina
Helmut Griem as Captain Alexander Menshikov
Renée Soutendijk as Anna Mons (Peter’s Dutch mistress)
Hanna Schygulla as Catherine Skavronskaya (Peter’s 2nd mistress and later on wife)
Christoph Eichhorn as Charles XII, King of Sweden
Lilli Palmer as Tsarina Natalya, mother of Peter the Great
Mel Ferrer as Frederick I, King in Prussia
Elke Sommer as Charlotte, Queen in Prussia
Jan Malmsjö as The Patriarch
Boris Plotnikov as Tsarevich Alexis
Jeremy Kemp as General Patrick Gordon
Geoffrey Whitehead as Prince Vasily Golitsyn
Graham McGrath as young adult Peter the Great
Dennis DeMarne as the figure of Peter the Great at the narrating scenes of the later years

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