Cleopatra

TV mini series
Playing time: 177 mins. USA, 1999

Directed by Franc Roddam

Synopsis
Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen (Leonor Varela) born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar (Timothy Dalton) at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian (Rupert Graves) as his successor. The out-of-wedlock son of Cleopatra is seen to be a threat to his future leadership. Thus Brutus (Sean Pertwee) and other Roman legislators plot the assassination of Caesar. Caesar's loyal general, Marc Antony (Billy Zane), and Octavian then divide up the Roman empire. Antony takes Egypt and soon takes up the affair with Cleopatra. However, Octavian soon launches an attack on Antony and ultimately defeats and mortally wounds him. Rather than permitting herself to be humiliated by Octavian, Cleopatra sends her son away to India and she commits suicide by permitting the deadly asp to bite her. (John Sacksteder)  

Oded's role
Oded Fehr plays an Egyptian Captain. He's responsible for the building of Cleopatra's battle ships and later in the first episode of the film advises her on her ship in the battle against the Romans. His role is really small and apart from a glimpse on his beautiful legs you will miss his long hairs and full beard.

Cast
Leonor Varela (Cleopatra), Timothy Dalton (Julius Caesar), Blly Zane (Marc Antony), Rupert Traves (Octavian), John Bowe (Rufio), Art Malik (Olympos), Nadim Sawalha (Mardian), Owen Teale (Grattius), Philip Quast (Cornelius), Daragh O'Malley (Ahenobarbus), Bruce Payne (Cassius), Sean Pertwee (Marcus Brutus), David Schofield (Casca), Kassandra Voyagis (Arsinoe), Josephine Amankwah, Caroline Langrishe (Calpurnia)
Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh (Octavia), Ralph Brown (Guevarius), James Cosmo (Agrippa), Dennis Quilley, James Saxon. Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Ashley Clark (King Ptolemy, 12 yrs), Mark Delafield (Suetonius), Oded Fehr (Egyptian Captain), Alexandar Francis-Lynch (Caesarion, Ptolemy Caesar aged 6), Michael Francis-Lynch (Caesarion, Ptolemy Caesar aged 3), Mark Hill (Dionysios), Indra Ove (Cleopatra's Servant)

Sounds
"... and she is unsinkable" (wav.232 KB)
"Forgive me, but he can't survive that" (wav.44 KB)
"Save yourself" (wav.95 KB)