Edward Anhalt (written for television by), Robert K. Massie (based upon the book by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maximilian Schell ... Peter the Great
Vanessa Redgrave ... Sophia
Omar Sharif ... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
Trevor Howard ... Sir Isaac Newton
Laurence Olivier ... King William III of Orange
Helmut Griem ... Alexander Menshikov
Jan Niklas ... Young Peter the Great
Elke Sommer ... Charlotte
Renée Soutendijk ... Anna Mons
Ursula Andress ... Athalie
Mel Ferrer ... Frederick
Hanna Schygulla ... Catherine Skevronskaya
Mike Gwilym Mike Gwilym ... Shafirov
Günther Maria Halmer ... Count Tolstoy
Olegar Fedoro ... Boyar Lopukhin


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Release Date:

19 September 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia See more »

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Did You Know?


Sophia (Vanessa Redgrave) tells Alexis that his father named his newborn daughter Elizabeth in honor of the English Queen Elizabeth I. Redgrave would go on to play Elizabeth I in Anonymous (2011). Prior to that, in 1991, Redgrave played Peter's daughter Elizabeth, now an empress, in Young Catherine. See more »


General Patrick Gordon is shown being killed by Swedish troops prior to the Battle of Narva in 1700. In reality, Gordon had died a year earlier, peacefully and in bed. Peter was with him when he died. See more »

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