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4 January 1975 (USA) See more »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Johnson ... Marc Antony

Janet Suzman ... Cleopatra
Rosemary McHale ... Charmian
Mavis Taylor Blake ... Iras
Darien Angadi ... Alexas
Sidney Livingstone ... Mardian
Geoffrey Hutchings ... A Fig Seller
Loftus Burton ... Diomedes
Lennard Pearce ... Cleopatra's Schoolteacher
Joseph Charles ... Cleopatra's Messenger

Tony Osoba ... Cleopatra's Servant
Douglas Anderson ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Michael Egan ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Paul Gaymon ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Wendy Bailey ... Servant
Madelaine Bellamy ... Servant
Edwina Ford ... Servant
Amanda Knott ... Servant
Joe Rock ... Servant
Gito Santana ... Servant
Nicholas McArdle ... King
Derek Wright ... King
Frederick Radley ... King
Norman Caro ... King
Richard Young ... King

Patrick Stewart ... Enobarbus

Constantine Gregory ... Ventidius (as Constantin De Goguel)

William Morgan Sheppard ... Scarus (as Morgan Sheppard)

Joseph Marcell ... Eros (as Joe Marcell)
Jonathan Holt ... Dercetas
Chris Jenkinson ... Silius (as Christopher Jenkinson)
John Bott ... A Soothsayer
Robert Oates ... 1st Watchman
Arthur Whybrow ... 2nd Watchman
Michael Radcliffe ... 3rd Watchman
Geoffrey Greenhill ... Soldier
William Thomas ... Soldier (as William Huw-Thomas)
David Janes ... Soldier
Jeremy Pearce ... Soldier
Mark Sheridan ... Soldier

Corin Redgrave ... Octavius (Augustus Caesar)
Raymond Westwell ... Lepidus
Mary Rutherford ... Octavia
Philip Locke ... Agrippa
Derek Godfrey ... Macenas

Ben Kingsley ... Thidias
Martin Milman ... Dolabella

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Proculeius
Keith Taylor ... A Messenger
Thomas Chesleigh ... Gallus
Desmond Stokes ... Taurus
Alan Foss ... A Senator
John Bardon ... Demetrius
Peter Godfrey ... A Sentry
Malcolm Kaye ... A Guard

Directed by
Jon Scoffield 
 
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William Shakespeare  play

Original Music by
Guy Woolfenden 
 
Production Design by
Michael Bailey 
 
Art Department
Colin Harris .... production buyer
Christopher Morley .... consultant production designer
Terry Royce .... stand-by propsman
 
Stunts
B.H. Barry .... fights
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Grant .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Curtis .... costume design consultant
 
Other crew
Trevor Nunn .... director of stage production (uncredited)
 

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161 min
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One of the last made-for-TV Shakespeare adaptations (to date) to have its American premiere on commercial network television. Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet (1968), made for movie theaters, would be telecast by ABC in 1980, but the only other made-for-TV Shakespeare adaptation to have its American premiere on commercial television since 1975 has been the syndicated telecast of the Laurence Olivier King Lear (1983) (TV), which was shown on American television in 1984, after premiering in England in 1983.See more »
Quotes:
Marc Antony:[Speaking of his recently deceased wife] There's a great spirit gone.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Antony and Cleopatra (1983) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Good acting in television version of the Shakespeare play, 29 July 1999
Author: DK-26

Good acting in this version; however, as befits a lower-budget television version, the sets are awful. This makes it harder for the actors to convince the viewers that they are indeed watching a story taking place in Rome or Egypt. Thankfully the actors are able to overcome this obstacle in most scenes. Patrick Stewart shines as Enobarbus. He really communicates the strong friendship between him and Antony, and how troubling it is to leave foolish Antony for Caesar's army. I had to blink twice after seeing the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air butler Geoffrey (Joseph Marcell) in a small role. Janet Suzman plays the role of Cleopatra well. Suzman isn't as beautiful as one might expect for an actress portraying Cleopatra, but she exhibits the powerful sensuality that surrounds the character.

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