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 8,715 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: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 24 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 Oct 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 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 8.1/10 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
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
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
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
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
The Naked Civil Servant (TV Movie 1975)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge
Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner
Drama

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

I, Claudius (1937)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Emlyn Williams
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

According to his memoirs, Ronnie Barker was originally offered the role of Claudius. See more »

Goofs

Augustus banishes his daughter Julia in 2 AD. Historically, she had been in banished in 2 BC. See more »

Quotes

[On Marcellus' death]
Antonia: It's not fair to accuse Livia of things without any proof.
Julia: Why shouldn't I? She accuses *ME* of things without proof.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tru Calling: Two Pair (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The British show the world how to make a TV drama.
16 January 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Nobody, absolutely nobody on planet Earth could do such an intelligent, superbly acted and brilliantly directed drama series like I, Claudius than the British. If one wanted to learn how to act, they should watch I, Claudius, if one wanted to learn to write drama, they should watch I, Claudius. In an age of dull, repetitive and childish immature television, I, Claudius stands out as a show that seems to good to be true. The viewer is spoiled with the staggering quality offered by the series.

With all due respect to American actors, and there are some very fine ones, they could never have achieved what the British actors did in I, Claudius. What we see are actors doing what they love so effortlessly without the benefit (or hindrance??) of mega-Hollywood bucks.

The show is, and I know this from my own experiences and from seeing the reaction of others, incredibly addictive. One simply cannot get enough of it. The series treats its audience as intelligent individuals which is such a refreshing change from the attitude of most current and past programs.

Without any hesitation, watch this series. Television can never get any better than this!


85 of 99 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