Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds ... See full summary »
In 44 BC, after the assassination of the leader of Rome Julius Caesar, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and one of the highest ranking Roman generals and Caesar's possible successor Mark Anthony begin a tragic love affair.
It was vulgar and blingy and probably historically accurate as well. I mainly remember Caroline Mortimer as one of the Cleos and the late Richard Griffiths hairless as Pot Belly. He had a great death scene (and eye makeup). Just watching a clip from a certain website with Graham Crowden (in slap) as Theodotus. Michelle Newell is looking into a pool where lotuses float - the water is going wiggly - we are going back to the distant past... It all seems to be there. The early 80s were a great era for telly. Perhaps this is where they got their love of Ancient Egyptian style. "You will join your compatriots at the receiving end of the elephants' feet! Arrest them! I am the power in the land! Give my love to the elephants."
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