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Cleopatra 

Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 Pothinus 2 episodes, 1999
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 Egyptian Captain 2 episodes, 1999
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Ashley L. Clark ...
 King Ptolemy - 12 yrs 2 episodes, 1999
Alexandar Francis-Lynch ...
 Ptolemy Caesar - 6yrs 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Francis-Lynch ...
 Ptolemy Caesar - 3yrs 2 episodes, 1999
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 Storemaster 2 episodes, 1999
Andrew Peisley ...
 Cavalryman 2 episodes, 1999
Tim Barlow ...
 Elderly Senator 2 episodes, 1999
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 Ship's First Mate 2 episodes, 1999
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 Sceptical Citizen 2 episodes, 1999
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 Suetonius 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Hill ...
 Dionysios 2 episodes, 1999
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 Theocritus 2 episodes, 1999
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 Epiphanes 2 episodes, 1999
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 Wet Nurse 2 episodes, 1999
Karim Doukkali ...
 Egyptian General 2 episodes, 1999
Patrick Gordon ...
 Assassin 2 episodes, 1999
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 Egyptian Admiral 2 episodes, 1999
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 Belly Dancer 2 episodes, 1999
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 Nubian Guard 2 episodes, 1999
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Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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The legionaries are dressed like the Imperial Legions with lorica segmentata armour (plate in sheets held together by joints) and not as the post marian reform units they really were at that time that would wear a sort of chainmail armour or "Lorica Hamata". It is contested by some historians even that the Lorica Segmentata never reached widespread use and even maybe only functioned as a ceremonial type of armour. In any case the first known (minor)a ppearance of this armour is in 19 BC, some time after the events portrayed in the movie. See more »

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Cleopatra: Divorce your wife! Marry me and name Caesarion your one true heir!
Julius Caesar: No! Caesarion is my son. Octavian is my heir.
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Cleopatra (1999)
7 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

According to the budget most of the TV-films have, I should tell that Martin Hitchcock did some great work as production designer and Enrico Sabbatini created some convincing costumes. David Connell his cinematography is sometimes breathtaking, but in the scenes on water it sometimes looks very fake, a pity. The action has its moments, but don't expect to much of it, especially the special effects are quite weak. But that is not really a failure because they probably did not have enough money for spectacular battle scenes. The main character Cleopatra is portrayed by Leonor Varela, she isn't bad and performed some good dialogs, but she does have a few very mediocre appearances. The first half of the film focuses on the relationship of the Egyptian quine and Julius Caesar. Timothy Dalton is as usual impressing. And although he played better roles in his wonderful career he gives an interesting interpretation of the Roman conqueror. The second part concerns about Cleopatra her interferences in the Roman civil war between Marc Antony and Octavian, both strong performances by Billy Zane and Rupert Graves. The most interesting supporting roles were Olympos (Art Malik), Brutus (Sean Pertwee) and Rufo (John Bowe). They did some good work with those roles, but Kassandra Voyagis (as Arsinoe, sister of Cleopatra) is painful to watch, she is a disturbing factor, and the actors appear to act more relaxed and with more confidence when her character isn't around anymore. This production outreaches the standard quality of an OK TV-film. And although there are some disappointing shots I think it is worth to watch, just do not be in the mood for a great epic adventure with tons of spectacle. Remember it is made for television.


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