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Xerxes (Character)
from 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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300: Rise of an Empire -- This new chapter of the epic 300 saga takes the action to the sea, where Greek general Themistokles battles invading Persian forces led by Xerxes and his naval commander Artemisia.
300: Rise of an Empire -- Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
300: Rise of an Empire -- Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
300: Rise of an Empire -- Watch a featurette for 300: Rise of an Empire.
300: Rise of an Empire -- Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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Overview

Biography:
Xerxes I of Persia (519 - 465 BCE) was the son of Darius I... See more »
Alternate Names:
Ahasuerus / Ahasverus / Artaxerxis / King Ahasuerus / King Xerxes / Prince Xerxes / XERXES / Xerxs

Filmography

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  1. Noirland (2015) Played by Victor of Aquitaine
    ... aka "Noirlandia" - International (English title) (informal title)

  2. Purim: The Lot (2014) Played by Art Hall (as Ahasuerus)
  3. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Played by Rodrigo Santoro
  4. The First War for the West (2014) Played by Peter Godfrey
  5. The Book of Esther (2013) Played by Joel Smallbone
  6. Au nom d'Athènes (2012) (TV) Played by David Atrakchi (as Xerxs)
  7. "Arcana"
        - Separation Anxiety (2012) TV episode, Played by Dennis Fitzpatrick
        - The Room and the Knockout (2012) TV episode, Played by Dennis Fitzpatrick
        - Miscalculation (2012) TV episode, Played by Dennis Fitzpatrick
        - The Trickster (2012) TV episode, Played by Dennis Fitzpatrick
        - The Runner (2012) TV episode, Played by Dennis Fitzpatrick
  8. "How It Should Have Ended"
    ... aka "H.I.S.H.E." - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - 300 (2011) TV episode, Played by Daniel Baxter
  9. "Done in 60 Seconds"
        - 300 (2011) TV episode, Played by Marc Armstrong
  10. For Such a Time as This: The Story of Esther (2010) Played by Larry Davidson

  11. 300 Pounds: An Epic Spartan Parody (2009) Played by Jed Rowen
    ... aka "300 Pounds" - USA (original title)
  12. Little Zizou (2008) Played by Jahan Bativala
  13. Meet the Spartans (2008) Played by Ken Davitian
  14. 300 Pounds (2007) Played by Wayne Samuels
  15. "South Park"
        - D-Yikes! (2007) TV episode, Played by Trey Parker
  16. "Friends and Heroes"
        - Doing Our Part (2007) TV episode, Played by Robert Smith (as King Xerxes)
  17. Last Stand of the 300 (2007) (TV) Played by David C. Hernandez
  18. 300 (2006) Played by Rodrigo Santoro
    ... aka "300: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
  19. "Engineering an Empire"
        - The Persians (2006) TV episode, Played by Siso Kamburov (as Prince Xerxes)
  20. One Night with the King (2006) Played by Luke Goss (as King Xerxes)
  21. Liken: Esther and the King (2006) (V) Played by Dallyn Vail Bayles (as King Ahasuerus)
  22. Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2000 - George Frideric Handel: Xerxes (Serse) - Dramma per musica (2000) (TV) Played by Paula Rasmussen

  23. Chickboxin' Underground (1999) (V) Played by Tiffany Shepis
  24. Esther (1999) (TV) Played by Thomas Kretschmann (as King Ahasuerus)
    ... aka "The Bible: Esther" - USA (series title)
  25. Bombay Boys (1998) Played by Alexander Gifford
  26. "Adventures from the Book of Virtues"
    ... aka "The Book of Virtues" - USA (short title)
        - Loyalty (1997) TV episode, Played by Brock Peters (as King Ahasuerus)
  27. "Xena: Warrior Princess"
        - The Black Wolf (1996) TV episode, Played by Kevin J. Wilson
  28. Esther (1993) Played by Barry Kraft
    ... aka "Animated Stories from the Bible: Esther" - USA (series title)
  29. Queen Esther (1992) (V) Played by Dean Jones (as King Ahasuerus)
    ... aka "The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible - Queen Esther" - USA (series title)

  30. "Xerxes"
        - Episode #1.6 (1988) TV episode, Played by Benny Haag
        - Episode #1.5 (1988) TV episode, Played by Benny Haag
        - Episode #1.4 (1988) TV episode, Played by Benny Haag
        - Episode #1.3 (1988) TV episode, Played by Benny Haag
        - Episode #1.2 (1988) TV episode, Played by Benny Haag
          (1 more)
  31. Xerxes (1988) (TV) Played by Ann Murray
  32. Esther (1986) Played by Zare Vartanian (as Ahasverus)

  33. The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (1979) (TV) Played by Tony Musante (as King Ahasuerus)
  34. "Greatest Heroes of the Bible"
        - The Story of Esther (1979) TV episode, Played by Robert Mandan (as King Xerxes)
  35. O Puskas ton Petralonon (1972) Played by Giorgos Velentzas (as Artaxerxis)

  36. Die Perser (1966) (TV) Played by Eberhard Esche
  37. Herodes und Mariamne (1965) (TV) Played by Heinz Schacht (as Artaxerxis)
    ... aka "Herod and Marianne" - International (English title) (literal English title)
  38. The 300 Spartans (1962) Played by David Farrar
  39. Les perses (1961) (TV) Played by Claude Martin (as Xerxs)
  40. Esther and the King (1960) Played by Richard Egan (as King Ahasuerus)

  41. Queen Esther (1948) Played by Charles Evans (as King Xerxes)
  42. Read All About It (1945) Played by Albert Chevalier
Video-game:
  1. 300: March to Glory (2007) (VG) Played by Daniel Riordan

  2. System Shock 2 (1999) (VG) Played by Stephen Russell (as XERXES)
Archive Footage:
  1. "The Frame"
        - Remakes (2013) TV episode, Played by Rodrigo Santoro
  2. "Retour au baroque" (1993) TV series Played by Ann Murray

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Quotes:
From One Night with the King (2006)
Hagai: [leading Esther to Xerxes chambers] You can let go of my arm now. He will be the fortunate one to choose you... He will be the one who congratulations are due...
[she still won't let go]
Hagai: Esther, my arm.
Queen Esther: [in Xerxes's chambers, walking towards the stool]
King Xerxes: [standing in the shadows] The scroll is on the stool. You may begin when ever you are ready.
Queen Esther: [glances at the stool and back towards Xerxes]
King Xerxes: [pacing around] Is there a problem?... Did they not tell you I weary at this procession of candidates? I simply wanted someone to...
[stops and looks at Esther]
King Xerxes: Wait. You were the one who read to me before. You tried to beguile me with love stories. Did you not think I had the sense to see through your little parable? The arrogance, you speak to me as I were this Rachel, in need of help to look after my father's sheep!
Queen Esther: My lord, I meant no disrespect.
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