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Lost Sean Connery period drama resurfaces

“Da shvedanya, Mish Karenina …
The name’sh Wronski, count Wronski.
And you do have a lishenshe to shwoon.”

For the love of all things ancient – look at what cropped up on BBC News today! An adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina has been re-discovered in the BBC archives and will be released on DVD in September. First broadcast in early November 1961, the Russian drama featured a young Sean Connery and Claire Bloom – who starred together in Bond flick Dr. No a year later apparently. No cravat on the picture, but Sean Connery in a uniform – oooh.

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Traxy Thornfield

A Swedish introvert residing in Robin Hood Country (Nottingham, UK) with a husband and two cats. She's an eager participant in tabletop and play-by-post roleplaying, woodworking, photography and European travel, when there's not a plague on. Might get a novel out one of these days, if she doesn't get too distracted along the way.

4 thoughts on “Lost Sean Connery period drama resurfaces

  1. I had heard that Connery had played Count Vronsky. I would enjoy seeing this. I have always admired Claire Bloom too.
    I saw the adaptation with Sean Bean last night. It was very good!

  2. The only classic Russian literature I’ve been exposed to is Dr. Zhivago, and that was in the miniseries remake from 2002(?)… and that was only because of Sam Neill playing Victor Komarovsky – but oh, he does it so well. Creepy yet dashingly delicious git! <3

    @Phylly: Oooh, magic word: Sean Bean! 😀 (Guessing his Russian count sounded a lot like he was from Sheffield? *giggle*) I’ve begun watching Crusoe and it’s nice how they’ve matched up adult Crusoe and Bean (Crusoe’s dad), because they do look similar, so you can believe they’re father and son! Just a shame the DVD cover boasts both Sean Bean and Sam Neill – and so far, the series has only had very brief encounters with either actor – flashbacks from Crusoe’s childhood. But it’s about 4-5 discs in total and I’ve only seen the first one so far, so fingers crossed.

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