The Cleopatras (1983)

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An eight-part series depicting the lives of a series of queens of ancient Egypt.

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Series cast summary:
Michelle Newell ...
 Cleopatra / ... (8 episodes, 1983)
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 Theodotus (6 episodes, 1983)
Helen Sparks ...
 Dancer (5 episodes, 1983)
...
 Pot Belly (3 episodes, 1983)
Adam Bareham ...
 Fluter (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Julius Caesar (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Charmian (3 episodes, 1983)
Carol Harrison ...
 Iras (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Mark Antony (3 episodes, 1983)
Wynne McGregor ...
 Dancer (3 episodes, 1983)
Elizabeth Shepherd ...
 Cleopatra, the mother (2 episodes, 1983)
Francesca Gonshaw ...
 Arsinoe (2 episodes, 1983)
James Aubrey ...
 Grypus (2 episodes, 1983)
Geoffrey Chater ...
 Perigenes (2 episodes, 1983)
David Horovitch ...
 Chickpea (2 episodes, 1983)
...
 Alexander (2 episodes, 1983)
...
 Cleopatra Berenike (2 episodes, 1983)
Sue Holderness ...
 Cleopatra, eldest daughter / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Amanda Boxer ...
 Cleopatra Tryphaena (2 episodes, 1983)
Prue Clarke ...
 Cleopatra Selene (2 episodes, 1983)
Jack May ...
 Criton (2 episodes, 1983)
Frank Duncan ...
 Ammonius (2 episodes, 1983)
...
 Marsyas (2 episodes, 1983)
Morris Perry ...
 General Chaeteas (2 episodes, 1983)
John Bennett ...
 Philocles (2 episodes, 1983)
Richard Bates ...
 Servant / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Gavin Harding ...
 Servant / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Dinah Jones ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1983)
Monique Starr ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1983)
Norma Vee ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1983)
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An eight-part series depicting the lives of a series of queens of ancient Egypt.

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Although David Horovitch (Chickpea), Sue Holderness (Cleopatra IV), Amanda Boxer (Cleopatra Tryphaena) and Ian McNeice (Alexander) play Michelle Newell's children in the series, they are all older than her in real life. Furthermore, Horovitch is two years older than Richard Griffiths, who plays his father Pot Belly. See more »

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I loved this show
29 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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