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Empire 

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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.
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Series cast summary:
Santiago Cabrera ...  Octavius 6 episodes, 2005
Vincent Regan ...  Marc Antony 6 episodes, 2005
Emily Blunt ...  Camane 6 episodes, 2005
James Frain ...  Brutus 6 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Cake ...  Tyrannus 6 episodes, 2005
Trudie Styler ...  Servilia 5 episodes, 2005
Graham McTavish ...  General Rapax 5 episodes, 2005
Amanda Root ...  Noella 5 episodes, 2005
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ...  Cimber 5 episodes, 2005
Michael Maloney ...  Cassius 4 episodes, 2005
Michael Byrne ...  Cicero 4 episodes, 2005
Orla Brady ...  Atia 4 episodes, 2005
Alan David Alan David ...  Quinitilius 4 episodes, 2005
Clive Riche ...  Herteus 4 episodes, 2005
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  Panza 4 episodes, 2005
Christopher Egan ...  Agrippa 3 episodes, 2005
Fiona Shaw ...  Fulvia 3 episodes, 2005
Colm Feore ...  Caesar 3 episodes, 2005
Michael Culkin ...  Lucius 3 episodes, 2005
Dennis Haysbert ...  Magonius 3 episodes, 2005
Sylvia De Fanti ...  Moira 3 episodes, 2005
Fillipo Reda Fillipo Reda ...  Piso 3 episodes, 2005
Caroline Ashley Caroline Ashley ...  Titiana 3 episodes, 2005
Julian Firth ...  Publius Claudius 3 episodes, 2005
Inday Ba ...  Nila 3 episodes, 2005
Amelia Curtis ...  Wife of Publius Claudius 3 episodes, 2005
Stephanie Leonidas ...  Girlfriend 3 episodes, 2005
Martin Marquez Martin Marquez ...  General Crito 3 episodes, 2005
Terence Maynard ...  Atticus 3 episodes, 2005
Joe Hanley Joe Hanley ...  Lagos 3 episodes, 2005
Edoardo Trowse Edoardo Trowse ...  Rough Youth 3 episodes, 2005
Jean-Marie Paris Jean-Marie Paris ...  The Reterian 3 episodes, 2005
Angel Turner Angel Turner ...  Gordiana 3 episodes, 2005
Jonis Bashir Jonis Bashir ...  Drax 3 episodes, 2005
Ed Stoppard ...  Sebastianus 2 episodes, 2005
Felix Dexter Felix Dexter ...  Maximus 2 episodes, 2005
Michael Jenn ...  Saturnicus 2 episodes, 2005
Ian Redford ...  Nobleman Marius 2 episodes, 2005
Robert Willox Robert Willox ...  Balthus 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Graham ...  Bazzer 2 episodes, 2005
Giannina Salvetti Giannina Salvetti ...  Market Seller 2 episodes, 2005
Anthony Souter ...  Slave Trader 2 episodes, 2005
Luca Venantini ...  Fortunus 2 episodes, 2005
Antonio Del Prete ...  Slave 2 episodes, 2005
Alessandro Dieli ...  Caelus 2 episodes, 2005
Giacomo Gonnella Giacomo Gonnella ...  Bestiari 2 episodes, 2005
Joseph Murray Joseph Murray ...  Davus 2 episodes, 2005
Jay Natelle ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2005
Mario Opinato ...  Sergeant at Arms 2 episodes, 2005
Francis Pardeilhan ...  The General 2 episodes, 2005
Ian Ruskin Ian Ruskin ...  Voice Actor 2 episodes, 2005
Bart Ruspoli ...  Principe 2 episodes, 2005
Anna Sarnholm Anna Sarnholm ...  Larissa 2 episodes, 2005
Massimiliano Ubaldi Massimiliano Ubaldi ...  Centurion 2 episodes, 2005
Diz White Diz White ...  Voice Replacement 2 episodes, 2005
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The story is set in Rome around 44 B.C., just after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Octavius, aged 17, who was named heir by Caesar, is challenged by Marc Anthony. A civil war ensues, ending in a showdown between Octavius and Marc Anthony. Written by Justine Lewis

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Lust, Power and the Epic Battle for Rome

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Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Real swords were used in close-up shots for authenticity. This risky decision resulted in Jonathan Cake being cut during filming for the first episode. The cut became infected and Cake required hospital treatment. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle between Antony's and Octavius's armies, Tyranus removes two silver emblems from his chest to denounce Antony and fight for Octavius. In the next shot, they are there again. Later, they disappear once more. See more »

Quotes

[Agrippa sees his general getting ready to kill Octavius]
Agrippa: What're you doing?
Centurion: Aim for the temple. It'll be faster.
Agrippa: This is Caesar!
Centurion: That's no concern of your, boy!
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Version of Imperium: Augustus (2003) See more »

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It's not history, it's entertainment!
6 July 2005 | by usmcf4driverSee all my reviews

Other commentaries have criticized this series for its historical inaccuracies. Well, it was not presented as a documentary. The critical question in reviewing any film or mini-series is "Is it entertaining?" This series is entertaining. It is presented well. The sets are excellent. The acting is far better than most television fare. The two most engrossing character portrayals are Cassius (Michael Maloney) and Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake). Those two and some of the lesser roles carry the film. Cassius is the most believable villain since Hannibal Lecter. If you enjoy good acting, Mr. Maloney's performance alone makes the series worth watching. The central character, Octavius (Santiago Cabrera) is not strong enough to create an interest for the viewer, think of Colin Farrell in Alexander. The viewer will be far more concerned with the fate of Tyrannus than that of Octavius. Other performances are so strong as to emphasize the weakness of the lead. However, only the first three episodes have been shown to date, and at this point Octavius is only a 17-year-old kid. Perhaps the weakness is an actor's or director's choice and should not be mistaken as a weak performance. As the character grows into Augustus will the performance seem stronger? Time will tell. Until then, pop some corn and enjoy the entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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