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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.

Series Cast

  1. Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    Peter the Great

    4 Episodes

  2. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave


    4 Episodes

  3. Omar Sharif

    Omar Sharif

    Prince Feodor Romodanovsky

    4 Episodes

  4. Trevor Howard

    Trevor Howard

    Sir Isaac Newton

    4 Episodes

  5. Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    King William III of Orange

    4 Episodes

  6. Helmut Griem

    Helmut Griem

    Alexander Menshikov

    4 Episodes

  7. Jan Niklas

    Jan Niklas

    Young Peter the Great

    4 Episodes

  8. Elke Sommer

    Elke Sommer


    4 Episodes

  9. Renée Soutendijk

    Renée Soutendijk

    Anna Mons

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1986 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Peter the Great premiered on February 2, 1986.

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Peter the Great


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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