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Antony and Cleopatra (1974)

After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's Queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.

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Jon Scoffield

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Johnson ... Marc Antony
Janet Suzman ... Cleopatra
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ... Charmian
Mavis Taylor Blake Mavis Taylor Blake ... Iras
Darien Angadi Darien Angadi ... Alexas
Sidney Livingstone Sidney Livingstone ... Mardian
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... A Fig Seller
Loftus Burton Loftus Burton ... Diomedes
Lennard Pearce Lennard Pearce ... Cleopatra's Schoolteacher
Joseph Charles Joseph Charles ... Cleopatra's Messenger
Tony Osoba ... Cleopatra's Servant
Douglas Anderson Douglas Anderson ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Michael Egan Michael Egan ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Paul Gaymon Paul Gaymon ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
Wendy Bailey Wendy Bailey ... Servant
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After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's Queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antonios kai Kleopatra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Darien Angadi reprised his role as Alexas in Antony & Cleopatra (1981). See more »

Quotes

Marc Antony: [Speaking of his recently deceased wife] There's a great spirit gone.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits, rather than being listed in order of prominence, by appearance, or alphabetically, are divided into three sections: "With Cleopatra played by Janet Suzman were:", "With Antony played by Richard Johnson were:", and "With Octavius Caesar played by Corin Redgrave were:" See more »

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Good acting in television version of the Shakespeare play
29 July 1999 | by DK-26See all my reviews

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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