Uncle Vanya (1963 film)
Uncle Vanya is a 1963 British film adaptation of the work Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. The film was directed by Stuart Burge. It was a filmed version of the Chichester Festival production, directed by (and starring) Laurence Olivier as Astrov, and also starring Michael Redgrave (Vanya), Rosemary Harris (Elena), and Joan Plowright (Sonya).
|Directed by||Stuart Burge|
|Written by||Anton Chekhov|
|Music by||Alexis Chesnakov|
|Distributed by||Arthur Cantor Films|
|20 November 1963 (UK)|
- Max Adrian as Professor Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov
- Lewis Casson as Ilya Ilych Telegin
- Fay Compton as Maria Vasilyevna Voynitsky
- Rosemary Harris as Helena Andreyevna Serebryakov (Yelena)
- Robert Lang as Yefim
- Laurence Olivier as Dr. Mikhail Lvovich Astrov
- Joan Plowright as Sofia Alexandrovna Serebryakov (Sonya)
- Michael Redgrave as Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky ("Uncle Vanya")
- Sybil Thorndike as Marina Timofeevna
Harold Hobson of the Sunday Times described the production as "the admitted master achievement in British twentieth-century theatre", while The New Yorker called it "probably the best 'Vanya' in English we shall ever see".
- Quotes taken from the VHS recording issued by Arthur Cantor Films, New York.