Twenty-year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla, but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.




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Series cast summary:
Jeremy Sisto ...  Gaius Julius Caesar 2 episodes, 2004
Richard Harris ...  Lucius Cornelius Sulla 2 episodes, 2004
Christopher Walken ...  Marcus Portius Cato 2 episodes, 2004
Valeria Golino ...  Calpurnia 2 episodes, 2004
Chris Noth ...  Pompey 2 episodes, 2004
Heino Ferch ...  Vercingetorix 2 episodes, 2004
Tobias Moretti ...  Caius Cassius 2 episodes, 2004
Kate Steavenson-Payne ...  Portia 2 episodes, 2004
Samuela Sardo Samuela Sardo ...  Cleopatra 2 episodes, 2004
Nicole Grimaudo ...  Julia 2 episodes, 2004
Pamela Bowen ...  Aurelia 2 episodes, 2004
Ian Duncan ...  Marcus Brutus 2 episodes, 2004
Sean Pertwee ...  Labienus 2 episodes, 2004
Daniela Piazza Daniela Piazza ...  Cornelia 2 episodes, 2004
Paolo Briguglia ...  Marcus Portius 2 episodes, 2004


Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, and his eventual assassination at the hands of Brutus and Cassius. Written by Ronos

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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The average number of extras and background artists each day on the shoot was about eight hundred. See more »


Celts did not ride into battle like modern cavalry. They rode to battle, then got off to fight. See more »


Lucius Cornelius Sulla: [to Caeser] Old friends in the day become fresh enemies at night!
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Hail Vercingetorix!
1 January 2003 | by missmarmiteSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this mini series since I had read it was being filmed. Julius Caesar is a magnificent historical person, a film like this was long overdue.

Well, I have to say, I didn't like the first part much until Vercingetorix showed up. The historical facts were severely mutilated, although the costumes and scenery looked fine and the actors did good jobs. Then came the Gaul's leader. In my opinion Vercingetorix was the best part in the script, well written and impressively acted by Heino Ferch. I hadn't cared much for the other characters, but the wild haired and heavily tattooed Gaul (a big thank you to the make up department) broke the ice. When he appeared, the story suddenly got some interesting action. I cared for him, although I knew he would have to die in the end.

The second part then was better, there was more tension building up and the Ides of March were dawning. The inevitable murder of Caesar was well choreographed, I only missed Marc Anthony's speech at Caesar's funeral. Jeremy Sisto's performance was okay, he changed believably from young father to older dictator. The supporting cast, consisting of excellent actors from different countries, worked together as a convincing ensemble, yet some actors (Sean Pertwee for instance) hadn't enough screen time to show their normal acting talent. Pity.

I can recommend this mini series to everybody who loves action scenes with lots of Roman soldiers and definitely to fans of Heino Ferch. My rate: 8 out of 10.

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Release Date:

29 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »


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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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