Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
4,464 ( 32)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002  
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Doktor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In Doctor Zhivago, the life of a young doctor is intertwined with the fate of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Yuri Zhivago is orphaned at a young age, and his uncle brings him ... See full summary »

Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Chulpan Khamatova, Oleg Yankovskiy
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean
Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin
Silk (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

Director: François Girard
Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho
Pure I (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Harry Eden, Vinnie Hunter, Molly Parker
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones
The Duchess (2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb
Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Director: John Maybury
Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys
Anna Karenina I (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters
Last Night I (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.

Director: Massy Tadjedin
Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Victor Komarovsky (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Tonya Gromyko Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
Sam MacLintock ...
 Little Yury (2 episodes, 2002)
Daniella Byrne ...
 Little Tonya (2 episodes, 2002)
Nick Stewart ...
 Orthodox Priest (2 episodes, 2002)
Jeremy Clyde ...
 Professor (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Misha Gordon (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Olya Demina (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Amalia Guishar (2 episodes, 2002)
Robert Orr ...
 Agitator (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Pasha Antipov / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Mayakovsky (2 episodes, 2002)
David Fisher ...
 Blok (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Andrey Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
John Comer ...
 Bolshevik Infiltrator (2 episodes, 2002)
Honza Klimer ...
 Convoy Officer (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Madame Fleury (2 episodes, 2002)
Jan Travnicek ...
 Sasha Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
Jan Unger ...
 Vassya (2 episodes, 2002)
Vojtech Rohlícek ...
 Vassya (2 episodes, 2002)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Remaining Villager (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Mikulytsin (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Katya (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Palyk (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Liberius (2 episodes, 2002)
Stuart Penn ...
 Mutilated Man (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Anna Gromyko (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Lara Antipova (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Yury Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Alexander Gromyko (2 episodes, 2002)
Edit

Storyline

Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get married to another when he first lays eyes on Lara. Their love story is unfolding against the backdrop of revolution which affects the doctor's career, his family, and his love to Lara. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Docteur Jivago  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Romola Garai auditioned for the role of Lara. See more »

Quotes

Yuri: It's all a mystery. Love - the idea that there is someone already there in the world who might hold the key to your whole existence.
See more »

Connections

Version of Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Korobochka
Russian traditional
At the wedding party of Zhivago and Tonya
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Exceptional acting by one veteran and three "unknowns"
9 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've never seen the original Dr Zhivago movie, so I won't be comparing one to the other. I just want to say that I loved this, and that everything about it was excellent, in particular the acting.

Hans Matheson from Les Miserables and Still Crazy was very impressive as Yury Zhivago, a young man torn between his loving wife - whose family raised him - and Lara - the war nurse he has fallen for. Matheson handles the role very well, and ages well from Zhivago's youth to his older years.

Sam Neill, as usual, is perfect as Komarovsky, Lara's evil seducer, and the man who drove Yury's father to suicide. He plays the villain of the piece like the pro he is. You'll love to hate him.

The real surprise in this series was Kiera Knightley as Lara. Taking on a role like this, made famous by Julie Christie, at only 17 was frowned upon by several people, but this teenager has proven that she is more than capable. In fact, she is one of the best things about this, entirely believable as Lara, both young and old, handling some of the more "embarrassing" scenes with maturity and professionalism. It's hard to believe that the actors who play her children aren't much more than ten years younger than herself! I thought she was impressive in The Hole and Bend it Like Beckham, but this is - in my opinion - her best performance to date.

Another shock came from Kris Marshall - best known for his role as the dopey son in My Family. He shines in this as the idealistic young revolutionary who pines after Lara, to her husband, insanely jealous of Komorovsky, to the ruthless revolutionary leader. There is far more to this guy than meets the eye.

All the supporting characters and their actors - Alexandra Maria Lara (Tonya), and Hugh Bonneville (Zhivago's father) to name a few - are all good in their roles as well.

If this is ever on TV again, in whatever country, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. A definite 10/10.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?