Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent join BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’

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Further cast additions have been revealed for BBC One’s new adaptation of War and Peace.

Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will “bring the classic to life for a modern audience on a truly epic scale”.

Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) will appear as Prince Bolkonsky, with Gillian Anderson (The Fall) as Anna Pavlovna, Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It) as Anna Mikhailovna and Kenneth Cranham (In The Flesh) as Uncle Mikhail.

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Aneurin Barnard (Cilla) appears as Boris, alongside Jessie Buckley (Endeavour) as Princess Marya, Brian Cox (Shetland) as General Kutuzov and Ken Stott (The Missing) as Bazdeev, with Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game) and Callum Turner (Glue) as Helene and Anatole respectively.

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Previously announced cast members includes James Norton (Grantchester) as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Paul Dano (12 Years A Slave) as Pierre Bezukhov, Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Natasha Rostova, Stephen Rea (An Honourable Woman) as Prince Vassily Kuragin, Ade Edmondson (Blood) and Greta Scacchi (Brideshead Revisited) as Count and Countess Rostov, Jack Lowden (The Passing Bells) as Nikolai Rostov, Tom Burke (The Musketeers) as Dolokhov and Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge) as Sonya.

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Directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders), War and Peace began filming last month in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia.

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