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Cleopatra 

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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Cleopatra 3 episodes, 1999
...  Mardian 2 episodes, 1999
...  Grattius 2 episodes, 1999
...  Cornelius 2 episodes, 1999
...  Ahenobarbus 2 episodes, 1999
...  Cassius 2 episodes, 1999
...  Marcus Brutus 2 episodes, 1999
...  Casca 2 episodes, 1999
...  Arsinoe 2 episodes, 1999
Indra Ové ...  Charmian 2 episodes, 1999
Josephine Amankwah ...  Iris 2 episodes, 1999
...  Calpurnia 2 episodes, 1999
...  Octavia 2 episodes, 1999
...  Guevarius 2 episodes, 1999
...  Agrippa 2 episodes, 1999
...  Negotiator Senator 2 episodes, 1999
James Saxon ...  Pothinus 2 episodes, 1999
...  Jehosheba 2 episodes, 1999
...  Egyptian Captain 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Jenn ...  Nakht 2 episodes, 1999
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
...  Storemaster 2 episodes, 1999
Andrew Peisley ...  Cavalryman 2 episodes, 1999
Tim Barlow ...  Elderly Senator 2 episodes, 1999
...  Ship's First Mate 2 episodes, 1999
...  Sceptical Citizen 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Giffin ...  Victor 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Delafield ...  Suetonius 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Hill ...  Dionysios 2 episodes, 1999
Matthew Bartlett ...  Theocritus 2 episodes, 1999
...  Epiphanes 2 episodes, 1999
Naim Khan Turk ...  Eos 2 episodes, 1999
Simone Harper ...  Wet Nurse 2 episodes, 1999
Karim Doukkali ...  Egyptian General 2 episodes, 1999
Patrick Gordon ...  Assassin 2 episodes, 1999
...  Egyptian Admiral 2 episodes, 1999
Bouchra Ababsa ...  Belly Dancer 2 episodes, 1999
Carlton Headley ...  Nubian Guard 2 episodes, 1999
Trevor Lovell ...  Nubian Guard 2 episodes, 1999
...  Rufio 2 episodes, 1999
...  Olympos 2 episodes, 1999
...  Julius Caesar 2 episodes, 1999
...  Octavian 2 episodes, 1999
...  Marc Antony 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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Passion. Power. Betrayal. See more »


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23 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kleopatra  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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| (3 episodes) | (DVD)

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1.33 : 1
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Cleopatra mentions the Octavian is not Caesar's 'flesh and blood'. Octavian was in fact, Caesar's grandnephew, the son of Caesar's niece Atia (though Caesar introduces him as simply his 'nephew', whether this is a goof or just simplification on Caesar's part is unclear) See more »

Quotes

Marcus Brutus: Octavian, join us! Aid us in destroying this tyrant!
Octavian: No, I could never betray Caesar...
[Short pause]
Octavian: But I won't stop you either.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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A Fairer Portrayal of Cleopatra
25 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Based on the novel The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George, this mini-series is an okay adaption of a truly fascinating piece of literature. I think that it gives a fairer portrayal of Cleopatra is important, though Leonor Varela isn't that good an actress. I found her acting so amateurish next to that of Timothy Dalton and Billy Zane; at least she was better than Kassandra Voyagis was as Arsinoe. Also she made Cleopatra seem very childish and whiny at times, which was annoying.

Otherwise I liked this story, Timothy Dalton as Julius Caesar was fine in the role, though too dark and good looking (someone tell Daniel Craig please play Caesar sometime in his career!) and Billy Zane did a good job as Marc Antony. The sets lived up to what Alexandria probably looked like, except there was little sign of the Greek influence on the city. The costumes were lovely and the supporting cast were some of the best (though I could have changed some of their lines for them), and I was able to overlook historical inaccuracies, such as Arsinoe being murdered in the dungeons of the palace of Alexandria under Cleopatra's orders. Arsinoe appeared as a prisoner in Caesar's Triumph, and since the public showed sympathy for her, Caesar allowed her to be released. They also didn't explain at the end that Caesarion was executed under Octavian's orders, but I guess they wanted to leave the audience with a bit of hope. Fine to watch on a wet or snowy afternoon.


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