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Warrior Queen (2003)

Boudica (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 12 October 2003 (USA)
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Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

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Bill Anderson

Writer:

Andrew Davies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Kingston ... Boudica
Steven Waddington ... King Prasutagus
Emily Blunt ... Isolda
Leanne Rowe ... Siora
Ben Faulks ... Connach
Hugo Speer ... Dervalloc
Gary Lewis ... Magior the Shaman
Alex Hassell ... Roman Officer
James Clyde ... Roman Sergeant
Angus Wright ... Severus
Steve John Shepherd ... Catus
Jack Shepherd ... Claudius
Gideon Turner ... Didius
Frances Barber ... Agrippina
Andrew Lee Potts ... Nero
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Storyline

It's the first century, and Rome rules the world. After her husband's death, it's left to Boudica -fierce Iceni warrior, wife of a king, and proud mother of two daughters- to unite the fractious tribes of Briton and stand against the oppressive Roman Empire. The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Wife of a king. Mother of two daughters. Leader of her tribe in first century Briton. Boudica is one of history's first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe's continued independence. But oppressively high taxes impoverish the tribe and soon the Romans want something more - slaves. Refusing to submit, the Romans, led by the greedy and psychotic Emperor Nero, move to crush the Iceni and control their lands. When the king dies mysteriously, his wife, Boudica, is left alone to face the rapacious Romans and save her people. Drawing on the strength of her warriors, mystical druidic powers, and ...

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Alex Kingston would later work with Frances Barber in the 6th series of "Doctor Who". Alex Kingston as River Song and Frances Barber as Madame Kovarian. See more »

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Boudica: My brave warriors! Today we face a mighty Roman army. They are strong, but we are stronger. Their weapons and their wealth will not protect them. They are no match for our fierce hearts; our courage; our passion; and they never will be.
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Boudica: You may die today - and I may die - but we will do so in good heart. And if you find yourself on the tip of a Roman sword, you look into his eyes and laugh! For he can never kill you. Shed one drop of blood on this land and you live in the place you love ...
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Version of Revealed: Boudica's Treasure (2005) See more »

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A bad script,poor quality production and opportunity missed
29 September 2003 | by vad-2See all my reviews

I watched this on prime-time television with the expectation of seeing a good production. There is nothing that I can write about this poor quality production which would recommend it. The events of this part of our history are not well documented but Boudica did exist so at the very least we should have been treated to a more realistic portrayal of her and her exploits. Alex Kingston acted the part well but she was handicapped by a bad script, poor supporting actors and very unrealistic scenery and props. This was a lost opportunity to show a piece of English history to a generation who probably know little about the past. Even a computer generated Star Wars type film would have been preferable to this production. There is little more to say but please do better next time English history is being screened.


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12 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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