Catherine the Great (TV movie)

Catherine the Great (TV movie)

Infobox Film
name = Catherine the Great


image_size =
caption = DVD cover, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones
director = Marvin J. Chomsky
John Goldsmith
producer =
writer = John Goldsmith
Frank Tudisco
narrator =
starring = Catherine Zeta-Jones
music = Laurence Rosenthal
cinematography = Elemér Ragályi
editing = Petra von Oelffen
distributor =
released = 1995
runtime = 100 minutes
country =
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0112031

"Catherine the Great" is a 1995 television movie based on the life of Catherine II of Russia. It stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Catherine and Jeanne Moreau as Empress Elizabeth.

The film was released on Region 1 DVD on February 27, 2001 by A&E Home Video.

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Plot summary

From the Internet Movie Database:

In this romanticized biography, a small German principality's unexperienced princess, Catherine, becomes the bride of czarevitch Peter, the mad and abusive nephew and heir of the Russian czarina Elisabeth, from whom she learns the cynical ropes of wielding absolute imperial power at any cost ... After Elisabeth's death, she quickly moves to seize power with military and courtier support and works to enlarge and modernize the empire... [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112031/plotsummary "Catherine the Great" ~ IMDb.com] ]

Cast

*Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Catherine
*Paul McGann ... Potemkin
*Ian Richardson ... Vorontzov
*Brian Blessed ... Bestuzhev
*John Rhys-Davies ... Pugachev
*Craig McLachlan ... Saltykov
*Hannes Jaenicke ... Peter
*Agnès Soral ... Countess Bruce
*Mark McGann ... Orlov
*Karl Johnson ... Sheshkovsky
*Stephen McGann ... Alexis Orlov
*Veronica Ferres ... Vorontzova
*Mel Ferrer ... Patriarch
*Jeanne Moreau ... Elizabeth
*Omar Sharif ... Razumovsky
*Tim McInnerny ... Mad Monk
*Horst Frank ... Schwerin
*Vernon Dobtcheff ... Naryshkin
*Christoph Waltz ... Mirovich

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0112031|title=Catherine the Great


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