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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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Series cast summary:
Nadim Sawalha ...  Mardian 2 episodes, 1999
Owen Teale ...  Grattius 2 episodes, 1999
Philip Quast ...  Cornelius 2 episodes, 1999
Daragh O'Malley ...  Ahenobarbus 2 episodes, 1999
Bruce Payne ...  Cassius 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Pertwee ...  Marcus Brutus 2 episodes, 1999
David Schofield ...  Casca 2 episodes, 1999
Kassandra Voyagis ...  Arsinoe 2 episodes, 1999
Indra Ové ...  Charmian 2 episodes, 1999
Josephine Amankwah Josephine Amankwah ...  Iris 2 episodes, 1999
Caroline Langrishe ...  Calpurnia 2 episodes, 1999
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ...  Octavia 2 episodes, 1999
Ralph Brown ...  Guevarius 2 episodes, 1999
James Cosmo ...  Agrippa 2 episodes, 1999
Denis Quilley ...  Negotiator Senator 2 episodes, 1999
James Saxon ...  Pothinus 2 episodes, 1999
Amina Annabi ...  Jehosheba 2 episodes, 1999
Oded Fehr ...  Egyptian Captain 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Jenn Stephen Jenn ...  Nakht 2 episodes, 1999
Ashley L. Clark Ashley L. Clark ...  King Ptolemy - 12 yrs 2 episodes, 1999
Alexandar Francis-Lynch Alexandar Francis-Lynch ...  Ptolemy Caesar - 6yrs 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Francis-Lynch Michael Francis-Lynch ...  Ptolemy Caesar - 3yrs 2 episodes, 1999
Omid Djalili ...  Storemaster 2 episodes, 1999
Andrew Peisley Andrew Peisley ...  Cavalryman 2 episodes, 1999
Tim Barlow ...  Elderly Senator 2 episodes, 1999
Antony Bunsee ...  Ship's First Mate 2 episodes, 1999
Ace Bhatti ...  Sceptical Citizen 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Giffin Stephen Giffin ...  Victor 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Delafield Mark Delafield ...  Suetonius 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Hill Mark Hill ...  Dionysios 2 episodes, 1999
Matthew Bartlett Matthew Bartlett ...  Theocritus 2 episodes, 1999
Richard Armitage ...  Epiphanes 2 episodes, 1999
Naim Khan Turk Naim Khan Turk ...  Eos 2 episodes, 1999
Simone Harper Simone Harper ...  Wet Nurse 2 episodes, 1999
Karim Doukkali Karim Doukkali ...  Egyptian General 2 episodes, 1999
Patrick Gordon Patrick Gordon ...  Assassin 2 episodes, 1999
Simon De Selva Simon De Selva ...  Egyptian Admiral 2 episodes, 1999
Bouchra Ababsa Bouchra Ababsa ...  Belly Dancer 2 episodes, 1999
Carlton Headley Carlton Headley ...  Nubian Guard 2 episodes, 1999
Trevor Lovell Trevor Lovell ...  Nubian Guard 2 episodes, 1999
John Bowe ...  Rufio 2 episodes, 1999
Art Malik ...  Olympos 2 episodes, 1999
Timothy Dalton ...  Julius Caesar 2 episodes, 1999
Rupert Graves ...  Octavian 2 episodes, 1999
Leonor Varela ...  Cleopatra 2 episodes, 1999
Billy Zane ...  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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Did You Know?


It's barely noticeable, but in Part 1, when the Roman who had stolen grain, was brought in front of Cleopatra, she is holding the Crook and Flail. In the close up views she is holding Them correctly, with the open end of the Crook up. In the farther away views, it is held with curved end still Linking up, the opened side is pointing downward. See more »


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 »


[On Caesarion]
Marc Antony: [to Octavian] Looks like you have competition.
Octavian: I don't think so. Caesar will never name him his heir.
Marc Antony: You know the future?
Octavian: I know my uncle.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version is uncut and contains a little over 30 minutes of scenes not included on the VHS version. See more »


References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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A Fairer Portrayal of Cleopatra
25 August 2006 | by kitsilanoca-1See 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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Release Date:

23 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Agadir, Morocco See more »


Box Office


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

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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