Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent Join BBC-Weinsteins TV Drama ‘War and Peace’

Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent have joined the cast of TV drama “War and Peace,” which is being produced by the BBC, alongside the Weinstein Company, BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.

Principal photography has started on Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, which is being filmed on location in Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. The miniseries, which is being told across six one-hour episodes, is being directed by Tom Harper (“Woman in Black: Angel of Death”).

Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front (“The Thick of It,” “Lewis”), Kenneth Cranham (“In the Flesh,” “37 Days”), Aneurin Barnard (“Cilla,” “We’ll Take Manhattan”), Tuppence Middleton (“The Imitation Game”), Callum Turner (“Leaving,” “Queen and Country”), Jessie Buckley (“Endeavour”), Brian Cox (“The Game,” “Shetland”) and Ken Stott (“The Hobbit,” “The Missing”).

Previously announced thesps includes Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Stephen Rea, Ade Edmondson and Greta Scacchi.

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