Arabian Nights

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Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital and Dougray Scott star as Scheherazade and Shahryar respectively. read more
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Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital and Dougray Scott star as Scheherazade and Shahryar respectively. Produced by Dyson Lovell and directed by Steve Barron, the serial was made by Hallmark Entertainment and originally broadcast over two nights on 30 April and 1 May 2000 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and ABC in the United States.

Original Release

04/30/2000 on ABC

US Release

04/30/2000

Cast

Jim Carter
Tcheky Karyo Black Coda
Rufus Sewell Ali Baba
Andy Serkis Kasim
Mili Avital Scheherezade
James Frain Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid / Harun
Amira Casar Morgiana
Benedict Wong Hassan
Hassani Shapi 1st Army Captain
John Leguizamo Genie of the Lamp / Genie of the Ring
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Sunday, 30 April 2000
2 Episode #1.2 Monday, 01 May 2000

Directors

Steve Barron

Writers

Peter Barnes

Cast

Jim Carter
Tcheky Karyo Black Coda
Rufus Sewell Ali Baba
Andy Serkis Kasim
Mili Avital Scheherezade
James Frain Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid / Harun
Amira Casar Morgiana
Benedict Wong Hassan
Hassani Shapi 1st Army Captain
John Leguizamo Genie of the Lamp / Genie of the Ring
Dougray Scott Sultan Shahryar / Amin
Ayesha Dharker Coral Lips
Alan Bates Storyteller
James Callis Prince Ahmed
Don Warrington Hari Ben Karim
Jason Scott Lee Aladdin
David Yip Assad
Bhasker Patel Carpet Seller
Alexei Sayle BacBac
Stefan Kalipha Abu Nouz

Producers

Robert A. Halmi Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Sr. Executive Producer
Nigel Wooll Producer
Dyson Lovell Producer
Peter Barnes Producer
Howard Ellis Producer

Editors

David Yardley

2000EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2000EmmyOutstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2000EmmyOutstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2000EmmyOutstanding Miniseries Nominated
2000EmmyOutstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
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