Catherine The Great

Sky & HBO
Nigel Williams
Philip Martin
Jules Hussey
Executive Producers

Helen Mirren

Philip Martin

Nigel Williams

Charlie Pattinson

David M Thompson

Cameron Roach (for Sky)


Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Rory Kinnear, Joseph Quinn, Gina McKee, Kevin McNally, Phil Dunster, Richard Roxburgh, Thomas Doherty, Lucas Englander, Raphael Acloque, James Northcote, Sam Palladio, Adam El Hagar, John Hodgkinson, Georgina Beedle, Paul Kaye, Paul Ritter


Golden Globe Awards (Nominated) Best Actress – Limited Series or Television Film

British Academy Television Awards (Nominated) - Best Make Up & Hair Design, Best Titles & Graphic Identity

Primetime Emmy Awards (Nominated) - Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special

Satellite Awards (Nominated) - Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film

CATHERINE THE GREAT is a sweeping historical epic written by Nigel Williams, the award-winning writer of Elizabeth I.

The series depicts the strong-minded, independent, and sexually liberated Catherine, who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century. Amid a politically tumultuous and sexually charged court, Catherine’s obsessive romance with lover Grigory Potemkin evolved into a unique and devoted relationship which helped shape Russia as we know it today. 

Multi-award-winning Helen Mirren plays the lead role in the third commission from Sky and HBO’s high-end global drama partnership.

Produced by New Pictures and Origin Pictures.

"Arguably Helen Mirren's finest performance, Catherine The Great basks in its production value and intricately written script, bringing together a passionate, lustful and enticing series"
"Helen Mirren is fabulous in this sumptuous, spicy portrait of an empress"
The Independent
"The casting of Mirren in the role, which follows the Russian empress in the embattled latter years of her life, is a smart choice that proves its worth every time she’s onscreen"