The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Diomed (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Olinthus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Marcus (3 episodes, 1984)
Nicholas Clay ...
 Glaucus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Chloe (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Ione (3 episodes, 1984)
Siobhan McKenna ...
 Fortunata (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Arbaces (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Nydia (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Quintus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Lydon (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Gaius (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Antonius (3 episodes, 1984)
Gerry Sundquist ...
 Clodius (3 episodes, 1984)
Catriona MacColl ...
 Julia (3 episodes, 1984)
Malcolm Jamieson ...
 Petrus (3 episodes, 1984)
Tony Anholt ...
 Lepidus (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Sallust (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Sporus (3 episodes, 1984)
Peter Cellier ...
 Calenus (3 episodes, 1984)
Barry Stokes ...
 Gar (3 episodes, 1984)
Howard Lang ...
 Medon (3 episodes, 1984)
Marilù Tolo ...
 Xenia (3 episodes, 1984)
Joyce Blair ...
 Lucretia (3 episodes, 1984)
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...
 Stratonice (3 episodes, 1984)
Brian Croucher ...
 Melior (3 episodes, 1984)
Willoughby Goddard
(3 episodes, 1984)
George Claydon
(3 episodes, 1984)
Michael Quill
(3 episodes, 1984)
Brian Coburn
(3 episodes, 1984)
Christopher Ellison
(3 episodes, 1984)
(3 episodes, 1984)
Howard Goorney
(3 episodes, 1984)
Jill Melford
(3 episodes, 1984)
Peter Howell
(3 episodes, 1984)
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This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the earth. The main characters include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe and their secret leader Olinthus. Written by KGF Vissers

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Los últimos días de Pompeya  »

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Brian Croucher's voice was dubbed by an uncredited American actor. See more »

Quotes

Lydon: [to Marcus] I won't fight Glaucus for you!
Gar: [standing up cockily] Then I will... if our "champion" is too unsteady.
Lydon: [glares at Gar] Sit down, boy.
[Gar suddenly realizes that he's overstepped his bounds and slowly sits down]
Lydon: Now I want all you heroes to understand something *very* clearly. Whoever feels like killing Glaucus may do so, but that man first kills me.
[He picks up a dagger and holds it out to each of the gladiators in turn, who all drop their eyes]
Lydon: What? No one wants to be Pompeii's new *...
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Duncan Regehr was Hot
5 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All of the things people posted about how silly the movie was may have been true, but it's all balanced out by how Duncan Regehr looked in his Gladiator outfit. Those eyes, those cheekbones, that body....hot damn! Now this is what we need more of in today's TV. Who cares about the script, other actors...just find guys as hot as this one was, and the ratings will soar. At least, I will be watching every day, that's for sure. But even today's hot actors just don't seem to be as hot as Duncan was....sigh! Orlando Bloom may be gorgeous, but he just can't hold a candle to the scorching good looks that seemed to pour out of the TV whenever Duncan had a scene. I can't figure out why more producers didn't get a clue and use this guy in movies here. I STILL think he ought to make a comeback. He should pull an Anthony Hopkins on us and come back as one of those devastatingly handsome older men.


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