Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical film which tells the story of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife, the Tsarina Alexandra. It stars Michael Jayston (Nicholas II), Janet Suzman (Empress Alexandra), Roderic Noble (Aleksey), Ania Marson (Olga), Lynne Frederick (Tatiana), Candace Glendenning (Maria), Fiona Fullerton (Anastasia), Harry Andrews, Irene Worth, Tom Baker (Rasputin), Jack Hawkins and Timothy West.

The movie was adapted by James Goldman from the book by Robert K. Massie. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.

It won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Janet Suzman), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and Best Picture.