Lookout Point

War & Peace

A powerful adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece of life and love in 19th century Russia.

When we first meet Pierre, Natasha and Andrei their youthful ambition, despite their privileged circumstances, is to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia’s richest man, wants to change the world for the better. The beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love, while handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of society, seeks a higher purpose. At the same time Napoleon’s army edges ever closer to Russia’s borders. As everything they thought they knew is thrown into question, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian lives are about to change forever. 

Andrew Davies
Tom Harper
Paul Dano, Lily James
James Norton, Jim Broadbent
Jessie Buckley, Jack Lowden
Tom Burke, Tuppence Middleton
Adrian Edmondson, Greta Scacchi
Aisling Loftus, Callum Turner
Rebecca Front, Gillian Anderson
Stephen Rea, Brian Cox
Aneurin Barnard
Mathieu Kassovitz
A BBC Wales production co-produced with Lookout Point in association with BBC Worldwide.

“War and Peace is the greatest costume drama of the decade.”


“This is a proper costume drama at its most dreamily, romantically Russian. This is how you do it, people.”


“Almost every performance is outstanding.”


“Nothing less than a sweeping victory.”




BAFTA, Drama Series, Nominee

BAFTA, Production Design, Winner

BAFTA, Make Up and Hair Design, Nominee

BAFTA, Original Music, Nominee

BAFTA, Special, Visual and Graphic Effects, Nominee

BAFTA, Sound: Fiction, Nominee

BAFTA Wales, Actor – Aneurin Barnar, Nominee

Emmy, Musical Composition for Limited Series, Nominee

BPG, Actor – James Norton, Nominee

IFTA, Supporting Actor – Stephen Rea, Nominee

RTS, Special Effects, Winner

RTS, Picture Enhancement, Nominee

Satellite, Actress in a Miniseries – Lily James, Nominee

Golden Reel, Sound Editing, Nominee