Cast: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels ever written, War And Peace is a timeless story of three young people set against the epic backdrop of Russia's wars with Napoleon.
At the centre of it all stands Pierre Bezukhov a hot-headed newcomer in Russian society, brimming with ideas but hopelessly lost as he seeks meaning in his life. His sincere good nature is a comfort to his friend Andrei Bolkonsky: a cynical prince who is sick of his stifling marriage and longs for glory on the field of battle. Both their fates are bound to the beautiful, captivating and kind-hearted Natasha Rostova – only a teenager when the series begins, but desperate to grow up and experience the world.
Over eight years of peace and war we meet a vast cast of unforgettable characters, from peasants and soldiers to society hostesses. But the main stars of the show are Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, 12 Years a Slave), James Norton (Rush, Mr. Turner) and Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey). Through marriages and affairs, battlefields and ballrooms, births and deaths, we will keep returning to these three – who together confront life's great questions of love and destiny.
War And Peace