I, Claudius (1976)

TV Mini-Series  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, History
9.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.1/10 from 8,764 users  
Reviews: 97 user | 26 critic

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 01 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 Oct 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "I, Claudius" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I, Claudius (1976– )

I, Claudius (1976– ) on IMDb 9.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I, Claudius.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1976  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Caesars (TV Series 1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Freddie Jones, André Morell, Barrie Ingham
The Epic That Never Was (TV Movie 1965)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of the aborted 1937 filming of "I, Claudius", starring Charles Laughton, with all of its surviving footage.

Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Robert Graves, Josef von Sternberg
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

Stars: Lyall B. Watson, James D'Arcy, Sean Pertwee
Rome (2005–2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker
Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster
The World at War (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill
Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth
Imperium: Augustus (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Vittoria Belvedere
Edward the King (TV Series 1975)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan
Drama

An adaptation of Robert Graves' 1934 novel, which illustrates the political maneuvering around the fourth emperor of Rome.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Emlyn Williams
I, Claudia (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Chris Abraham
Stars: Kristen Thomson
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Claudius (13 episodes, 1976)
...
 Tiberius (10 episodes, 1976)
...
 Antonia (9 episodes, 1976)
...
 Livia (8 episodes, 1976)
...
 Augustus (6 episodes, 1976)
...
 Herod Agrippa / ... (6 episodes, 1976)
Edit

Storyline

The mini-series follows the history of the Roman Empire, from approximately the death of Marcellus (24/23 BC) to Claudius' own death in 54 AD. As Claudius narrates his life, we witness Augustus' attempts to find an heir, often foiled by his wife Livia who wants her son Tiberius to become emperor. We also see the conspiracy of Sejanus, the infamous reign of Caligula, and Claudius' own troubled period of rule. Written by Erika Grams <erika@email.unc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, Claudio  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 parts) | (DVD) (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Stoney reprises his role as Thrasyllus of Mendes from The Caesars (1968). See more »

Goofs

The characters are shown eating with forks, which was not actually done until the middle ages. See more »

Quotes

[reciting another poem]
Minester: You ask me how my farm can pay/Since little it will bear/It pays me thus: 'Tis far away/And you are never there.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Brilliantly Fearsome
1 May 2005 | by (Biloxi, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Based on Robert Graves' famous novel, I, CLAUDIUS is the ultimate soap opera, vicious, cruel, manipulative--and this famous English miniseries grabs the attention and holds fast throughout the entire length of its complex tale of ancient intrigue.

The great strengths of I, CLAUDIUS are in the driving pace, sharp wit, and ferocity of Jack Pulman's script and the host of brilliant performers who play it out. Chief among these are Sian Phillips as the calculating, murderous, and unspeakably cold Livia, wife of Augustus; although Derek Jacobi gives a justly famous performance in the title role, it is Phillips who dominates and drives the story with this, the most brilliant performance of her career. But this is not to disparage the overall cast, which is remarkably fine and includes such noted artists as Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Patricia Quinn, Patrick Stewart, and a host of others.

Like the serpent that appears in the open credits, the story twists and winds--and covers several generations of the ruling family as Rome slips from the republic to royal rule, largely due to the manipulations of Livia, who has few if any scruples in her determination to rule first through her husband and then through her son. Although the look of the film is somewhat dated, it in no way impairs the power of the piece, and I, CLAUDIUS remains one of the handful of miniseries that actually improves upon repeated viewings. Strongly, strongly recommended.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer


44 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Recasting I,Claudius ?? awrobel
HBO + BBC2 Teaming to Re-make I, Claudius. efurcolo
Claudius looking for a wife before the giant.... fb-921-79125
Things one learns from I,Claudius... angmc43
Actor Older Than Actress Playing His Mother! vito_marzullo
RIP Martina angmc43
Discuss I, Claudius (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page