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Wagner is a 1983 television miniseries on the life of Richard Wagner. The title role was played by Richard Burton. It was directed by Tony Palmer and written by Charles Wood. The film was later released on DVD as a ten-part miniseries.

Wagner is a 1983 television miniseries on the life of Richard Wagner. The title role was played by Richard Burton. It was directed by Tony Palmer and written by Charles Wood. The film was later released on DVD as a ten-part miniseries.

Original Release

10/03/1983

Cast

Richard Burton Richard Wagner
Vanessa Redgrave Cosima von Bulow
John Gielgud Pfistermeister
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Hans von Bülow
Gyula Benkö Narrator
László Gálffi King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Ralph Richardson Pfordten
Gemma Craven Minna
Laurence Olivier Pfeuffer
Richard Pasco Otto Wesendonck
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Monday, 03 October 1983
2 Episode #1.2 Tuesday, 27 December 1983
3 Episode #1.3 Tuesday, 03 January 1984
4 Episode #1.4 Tuesday, 10 January 1984
5 Episode #1.5 Tuesday, 17 January 1984
6 Episode #1.6 Monday, 03 October 1983
7 Episode #1.7 Monday, 03 October 1983
8 Episode #1.8 Monday, 03 October 1983
9 Episode #1.9 Monday, 03 October 1983
10 Episode #1.10 Tuesday, 21 February 1984

Directors

Tony Palmer

Writers

Charles Wood

Cast

Richard Burton Richard Wagner
Vanessa Redgrave Cosima von Bulow
John Gielgud Pfistermeister
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Hans von Bülow
Gyula Benkö Narrator
László Gálffi King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Ralph Richardson Pfordten
Gemma Craven Minna
Laurence Olivier Pfeuffer
Richard Pasco Otto Wesendonck
Marthe Keller Mathilde Wesendonck
Niall Tóibín Lutz
Mátyás Usztics Franz
Stephen Oliver Richter
Arthur Denberg Prince Paul Taxis
Felix Franchy Prince Hohenlohe
Daphne Wagner princess Metternich
Gabriel Byrne Karl Ritter
John Shrapnel Semper
Ronald Pickup Nietzsche

Producers

Derek Brierley Executive Producer
Endre Flórián Executive Producer
Alan Wright Producer

Editors

Tony Palmer, Graham Bunn

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