Kennedy (miniseries)

Written by Reg Gadney
Directed by Jim Goddard
Starring Martin Sheen
Blair Brown
John Shea
E. G. Marshall
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Vincent Gardenia
Kelsey Grammer
Music by Richard Hartley
Country of origin United States
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Alan Landsburg
Margaret Matheson
Producer(s) Andrew Brown
Cinematography Ernest Vincze
Editor(s) Andrew Nelson
Ralph Sheldon
Running time 311 minutes
Production company(s) Alan Landsburg Productions
Central Independent Television
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release November 20, 1983 (1983-11-20)

Kennedy is a 1983 American-British five-hour television miniseries written by Reg Gadney and directed by Jim Goddard.[1] The miniseries is a biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy. It was co-produced by Alan Landsburg Productions and Central Independent Television and originally aired in the United States starting on 20 November 1983 around the time of the 20th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.

The miniseries stars Martin Sheen as President John F. Kennedy, John Shea as Robert F. Kennedy, Blair Brown as Jacqueline Kennedy, E. G. Marshall as Joseph P. Kennedy, Vincent Gardenia as J. Edgar Hoover, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Rose Kennedy and Kelsey Grammer as Stephen Smith amongst many others.

The series was originally broadcast on NBC, and was also sold to 50 countries, with 27 of them broadcasting the series simultaneously.[2] The series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes and 4 BAFTA, and won Baftas for Best Drama Series and Best Make Up.[3]


Historical Inaccuracies

Although this is a miniseries about the Presidency of John F. Kennedy, there are a few scenes depicting events which take dramatic license. These include:

See also


  1. Kennedy: The Complete Series (1983), ASIN B001KGDNAW
  2. Central. The Times, Tuesday, April 21, 1987; pg. 30
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