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Release Date:
4 January 1998 (USA) See more »
The story of the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 32 of 42)

Martin Shaw ... Cecil John Rhodes (8 episodes, 1996)

Frances Barber ... Princess Catherine Radziwill (8 episodes, 1996)

Neil Pearson ... Dr. Leander Starr Jameson (7 episodes, 1996)
Philip Godawa ... John X. Merriman (6 episodes, 1996)
Frantz Dobrowsky ... Alfred Beit (6 episodes, 1996)
David Butler ... Charles Rudd (5 episodes, 1996)

Ken Stott ... Barney Barnato (5 episodes, 1996)
Washington Xisolo ... Lobengula (5 episodes, 1996)
Gresby Nash ... Harry Currey (4 episodes, 1996)
Ramalao Makhene ... Babayane (4 episodes, 1996)
Ken Gampu ... Mshete (4 episodes, 1996)
Ian Roberts ... Johann Colenbrander (4 episodes, 1996)
Paul Slabolepszy ... Frederick Selous (4 episodes, 1996)

Gavin Hood ... Frank Johnson (4 episodes, 1996)
Alex Ferns ... John Grimmer (4 episodes, 1996)
John Carson ... Sir Hercules Robinson (3 episodes, 1996)

Sean Taylor ... Frank Thompson (3 episodes, 1996)
Ron Smerczak ... Edward Maund (3 episodes, 1996)

Oliver Cotton ... Joseph Chamberlain (3 episodes, 1996)
Carel Trichardt ... Paul Kruger (3 episodes, 1996)
Guy de Lancey ... Dr. Rutherfoord Harris (3 episodes, 1996)
Danny Keogh ... Frank Dawson (3 episodes, 1996)
Nicky Rebelo ... Solly Joel (2 episodes, 1996)
Richard Huw ... Rochfort Maguire (2 episodes, 1996)
Timothy Walker ... The Reverend C.D. Helm (2 episodes, 1996)

Jeremy Crutchley ... Philip 'Flippy' Jourdan (2 episodes, 1996)
Vusi Kunene ... Umgandana (2 episodes, 1996)
Anthony 'Bam Bam' Thomas ... Henry La Bouchere (2 episodes, 1996)
Sam Williams ... Lotshe (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Eilers ... Dr. Hans Sauer (2 episodes, 1996)
Moshoeshoe Chabeli ... Makwekwe (2 episodes, 1996)

Gideon Emery ... Alan Wilson (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
David Drury (8 episodes, 1996)
Series Writing credits
Antony Thomas (8 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Scott Meek .... producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Charles Salmon .... producer (8 episodes, 1996)

Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH (unknown episodes)
Anthony 'Bam Bam' Thomas .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Alan Parker (8 episodes, 1996)
Series Cinematography by
Alec Curtis (8 episodes, 1996)
Series Film Editing by
Ian Farr (8 episodes, 1996)
Series Casting by
Sarah Bird (unknown episodes)
Christa Schamberger (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Maurice Cain (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Zack Grobler (unknown episodes)
Ben Scott (unknown episodes)
Justin Warburton-Brown (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Lyn Avery (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Megan Tanner .... hairstylist (4 episodes, 1996)
Natasha Rees-Davies .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Watson .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1996)

Robert Quinn .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Peter Rutherford .... production buyer (8 episodes, 1996)

Joel Van Bavel .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes, 1996)
Roland Hunter .... head scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Ruediger Payrhuber .... sound (8 episodes, 1996)

Martin Cantwell .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Iain Eyre .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Ken Lailey .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Marelize Pretorius .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1996)
Series Editorial Department
Justin Eely .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Harriet Fenner .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mike Fraser .... negative cutter (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor (8 episodes, 1996)

Martin Cantwell .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Paul Golding .... music score engineering (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Morgan Pather .... transportation manager (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Dezi Rorich .... unit publicity (4 episodes, 1996)

Adam Browne .... production ad (unknown episodes)
Clifford De Spenser .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Rhodes, a man to hate but a portrait to be loved, 9 February 2005
Author: j-vander-veen from Netherlands

I have known Rhodes to be the father of oppression in southern Africa. A man of his time maybe, but one who did so much to create so much suffering, that I thought it impossible, that a biopic of him would fascinate me, but it did. Here we see a man driven by ambition, by disgust over his fellow humans, white or black. He is portrayed not as a person with whom you would like to identify yourself, but whose inner workings and motivations you want to know. This is the true greatness of the script. It entices you to involve yourself with a man, who stands wholeheartedly for a thoroughly black page in history.

coupled to that it is a superb costume drama, with well developed secondary characters of whom I would like to mention by name: Ken Stott as Barney Barnato

To sum it up. This film will not make you hate Rhodes any less than you did before, but it does help you to understand the fascination he created in his own day.

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