Napoleon and Josephine : A Love Story was a television mini-series shown in 1987. John played the part of Bourrienne, referred to as Napoleon’s adjutant.
This title is available on video tape from Blackstar (UK), in PAL format.
The description of the video is as follows :
“He was the young soldier from Corsia who became the Emperor of France. She was the beautiful widow who escaped the revolutionaries’ guillotine at the eleventh hour. Together, their romance captivated the world.
Like Romeo and Juliet, the names of Napoleon and Josephine have become synonymous with passion, lust and desire. Set against the bloodshed and tumult of Europe’s battlefields, this lavish mini series traces Napoleon’s meteoric rise to power, his obsession for Josephine and ultimately his humiliating exile to Elba. A Love Story is the compelling and true story of a romance which shook the world.”
It also stars Armand Assante, Stephanie Beacham, Jacqueline Bisset, Patrick Cassidy, Nickolas Grace, Jane Lapotaire, Anthony Perkins and Leigh Taylor-Young. See the IMDb listing for further details.