The epic and dramatic tale of power, politics and passion. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) develops an extraordinary and fiery relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day Russia.
With the possible exception that she has Russian ancestry, why cast Helen Mirren in this role, she is around 40 years older than the age of the character she portrays?
For a far more entertaining and closer to history version watch the Russian produced Ekaterina, it is brilliant, unlike this dull effort.
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Catherine the Great
- Catherine the Great review by KS
Well worth watching,
Concentrated on internal politics of the court which was sumptuously portrayed. Would have thought what was going on outside would have been interesting too given the time in history. Probably too much to cover!