Gladiatress (2004)

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This sword and sandals movie is an off-the-wall comedy adventure about three unlikely heroines, who set out to save Celtic Britain, by thwarting the Roman invasion in their own unique and outrageous style.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
General Rhinus
Philippe De Grossouvre ...
Jean Marcosivellauniviromandiboule / Young Gaul
Fiona Allen ...
Smirgut the Fierce
Rory MacGregor ...
Male Dubonni Warrior
Mrs. Goatsplitter
Brendan O'Hea ...
Welsh Suitor
William Chubb ...
Dorian MacDonald ...
Geordie Suitor
Nicola Stephenson ...
Elderly Dubonni Woman
Marcia Warren ...
Queen Tuathfhlaifthfth
French Speaker


When a particularly sissy Caesar orders his general Rhinus to proceed with the conquest of Britain, which is just a mosaic of inter-warring Celtic tribes related to the Gauls he already subjugated, those send Marcosivellauniviromandiboule (aka Young Gaul) to the Dubonni, a measly tribe where three sisters play a leading role, and therefore see the messenger foremost as an ideal catch for the unmarried youngest; his bed-test goes great, while a Roman attack on the rivaling neighbor Kent tribe is welcomed without any strategic foresight. Nevertheless the Roman war machine rolls on, so war must be engaged, however again in their, female-shaped way. Written by KGF Vissers

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Does my gluteus maximus look big in this?


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19 August 2004 (Australia)  »

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The principal location was the same Surrey woodland used as "Germania" in Gladiator (2000). The production also used costumes made for the big budget film it was spoofing. See more »


Spoofs Gladiator (2000) See more »

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Great British Humour. Under rated to the Maximus.
18 February 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Great British Humour. Under rated to the Maximus.

I think this movie is hilarious. If you're well versed in History or the Roman Empire, you will get a good laugh out of this.

Gladiatress starts of as a typical British comedy, of the likes I haven't seen since Monty Python.

It's set in Britain, around the fall of the Gaul's and Caesars' interest in Britain grows. As he investigates further, he hears warrior princesses run Britain. He has to see this!! So, the story focuses on a little British tribe with pathetic men and Warrior women as leaders. Great show for you women out there. The story centers around 3 sisters, "Dwyfuc" the princess warrior of the tribe, "Worthaboutapig" who's worth about a pig, not less than a pig!! And "Smirgut the Fierce" who's loosing her fierceness because of childbirth.

When the Romans kidnap "Dwyfuc", her sister "Worthaboutapig" gets chosen to get her back. When "Smirgut the Fierce" helps her, there adventures land all 3 sisters in the gladiator ring facing "Schlaffwaffe The Goth". From there the plot just thickens!!

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