Anna Karenina (2000 miniseries)

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Anna Karenina
GenrePeriod drama
Based onAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Written byAllan Cubitt
Directed byDavid Blair
StarringHelen McCrory
Kevin McKidd
Stephen Dillane
Mark Strong
Amanda Root
Douglas Henshall
Paloma Baeza
Abigail Cruttenden
Paul Rhys
Gillian Barge
Malcolm Sinclair
Victoria Carling
Composer(s)John E. Keane
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)George Faber
Allan Cubitt
Rebecca Eaton
Charles Pattinson
Suzan Harrison
Producer(s)Matthew Bird
Production company(s)Company Pictures
WGBH Boston
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release9 May (2000-05-09) –
30 May 2000 (2000-05-30)

Anna Karenina is a four-part British television adaptation of Tolstoy's novel.

It was directed by David Blair and aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 9 to 30 May 2000 and in America on PBS Masterpiece Theatre in 2001.


Anna is traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow to visit her brother, Stiva. Stiva is married to Dolly; however, he has been having an affair with his governess.

Anna, too, is a married woman, and with an 8-year-old son, who has herself been having an extra-marital affair with Count Vronsky.

Constantine Levin courts a young woman named Kitty. Levin and Kitty are both unmarried.

Nikolai, Constantine Levin's brother, cohabits with a former prostitute named Masha.



It received a positive review from Mark Law in The Guardian.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Lawson, Mark (8 May 2000). "The love train". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 January 2019.