War and Peace - BBC Version from 1972

Sir Anthony Hopkins portrays Count Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's 1972 production of War and Peace.  Still shot, copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production. 


The BBC released a lengthy version of Tolstoy's War and Peace in 1972.  It stars Anthony Hopkins in the lead role.  YouTube now has this version available, online, in twenty separate parts.

The Russian State Archives has released rare historical footage of Leo Tolstoy during the last year of his life.  The clip includes his deathbed scene (at the Astapovo station master's home), the return of his body to his estate (at Yasnaya Polyana) and his burial.

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Embedded video, via YouTube, of the BBC's 1972 version of "War and Peace."


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