How to watch 'A Gentleman In Moscow' online and from anywhere

Ewan McGregor in A Gentleman in Moscow
(Image credit: Showtime)

Based on the New York Times bestseller and now adapted into an 8-part TV drama starring Ewan McGregor, "A Gentleman In Moscow" was hotly anticipated. Now it's here, here's how to watch it from anywhere with a VPN — and potentially for FREE.

'A Gentleman In Moscow' date, streaming info

"A Gentleman In Moscow" began streaming globally on Friday, March 29.
• U.S. Watch on Paramount Plus with Showtime
• U.K. — Watch on Paramount Plus
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk free

Count Alexander Rostov (McGregor) – the eponymous "Gentleman In Moscow" – finds himself imprisoned in the attic of a grand Moscow hotel after the Russian Revolution, observing the collapse of the Soviet regime from his gilded cage.

It could have been worse. Life under house arrest in a luxurious hotel was not the standard punishment handed down to enemies of the state after the Bolshevik revolution, but a summary execution would not have made for a great narrative arc.

Rostov may be fictional (although, interestingly, the glorious Art Nouveau Metropol Hotel is not) but through his eyes we see some of the pivotal events in Russian and world history take place, as he falls in love and attempts to build a new life.

Read on and we'll show you where to watch "A Gentleman In Moscow" online and from anywhere.

How to watch 'A Gentleman In Moscow' online from anywhere

Just because Paramount Plus isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss "A Gentleman In Moscow" if you've traveled somewhere where the service isn't accessible. 

With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch 'A Gentleman In Moscow' online in the U.S.

You can stream "A Gentleman In Moscow" via Paramount Plus with Showtime right now.

Never signed up for Paramount Plus? Today's your lucky day. A 7-day Paramount Plus trial is a great way to check out "A Gentleman In Moscow".

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The Paramount Plus library includes "Survivor", "NCIS" and "Ghosts", as well as originals like "1923" and "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds." You'll need the $11.99 a month 'with Showtime' plan to watch "A Gentleman In Moscow". New users get a FREE 7-day trial.

How to watch 'A Gentleman In Moscow' online in Canada

Paramount Plus is also available in Canada and "A Gentleman In Moscow" premiered at the same time as the U.S. on Friday, March 29 with episodes available now. 

Traveling abroad? You can access your usual Paramount Plus subscription from anywhere thanks to NordVPN.

How to watch 'A Gentleman In Moscow' online in the U.K.

"A Gentleman In Moscow" premiered in the U.K. on Paramount Plus on Friday, March 29, the same day as the U.S. and Canada and episodes are available right now. 

If you're traveling abroad, use a VPN service such as NordVPN to access your Paramount Plus subscription from anywhere.

How to watch 'A Gentleman In Moscow' online in Australia

"A Gentleman In Moscow" premiered in Australia on Paramount Plus on Friday, March 29, the same day as the U.S. and Canada and you can stream episodes now. 

If you're traveling abroad you'll need to use a VPN service such as NordVPN to access you usual Paramount account.

'A Gentleman In Moscow' official trailer

'A Gentleman In Moscow' cast

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Anna Urbanova
  • Ewan McGregor - Alexander Rostov
  • Beau Gadson - Sofia (older)
  • Johnny Harris - Osip Glebnikov
  • Leah Harvey - Marina
  • Paul Ready - Petrov
  • Anastasia Hille - Olga
  • Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson - Emily
  • Alexa Goodall - Nina

'A Gentleman In Moscow' episode guide

Episode 1 - A Master of Circumstance (29 March)

Stripped of aristocratic privilege, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Metropol Hotel; contending with allies and foes alike, it's nine-year-old Nina and her unexpected friendship that changes his life.

Episode 2 - An Invitation (5 April)

Episode 3 – The Last Rostov (12 April)

Episode 4 – Good Times (19 April)

Episode 5 – An Arrival (26 April)

Episode 6 – TBA (3 May)

Episode 7 – TBA (10 May)

Episode 8 – TBA (17 May)

Where was 'A Gentleman In Moscow' filmed?

"A Gentleman In Moscow" was filmed on location in Bolton (Victoria Square, outside the Town Hall), near Manchester, in North West England, Space Studios in Manchester itself, Liverpool and West Yorkshire, London and Moscow.

Have Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor worked together before?

You could say that. They met as love interests on the set of FX show "Fargo" in 2014 and reunited six years later for DC Comics movie "Birds of Prey". By that stage, it had been public knowledge since 2017 that they were in a relationship. The couple had a baby son, Laurie, together in 2021 and reportedly wed the following year. McGregor has four other children with his ex-wife Eve Mavrakis.

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