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  • 1999
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (4,314)

Cleopatra is a 1999 television mini-series that was created by Hallmark Entertainment. The show follows the life of Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, and her tumultuous relationship with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Leonor Varela stars as Cleopatra, an intelligent and powerful woman who is determined to maintain her throne and keep her people safe. Timothy Dalton plays Julius Caesar, the Roman general who falls in love with Cleopatra and helps her secure her position as queen. Billy Zane portrays Mark Antony, a Roman politician who also falls in love with Cleopatra and becomes her ally.

The show is set in ancient Egypt and Rome, and the set design and costumes are visually stunning. The show's creators spared no expense in recreating the beauty and decadence of the ancient world. The costumes are elaborate and colorful, and the sets are grand and opulent.

One of the show's strengths is its excellent cast. In addition to the three leads, the show features a talented ensemble cast. Rupert Graves plays Octavian, Caesar's adopted son who later becomes the Roman emperor Augustus. Sean Pertwee plays Brutus, a Roman senator who is opposed to Caesar's rule. Bruce Payne and John Bowe play Pompey and Cassius, two other Roman politicians who clash with Caesar.

Art Malik portrays Cleopatra's advisor, Pothinus, while Nadim Sawalha plays her loyal servant, Apollodorus. Owen Teale plays Lepidus, a Roman general who allies himself with Mark Antony. Richard Armitage, David Schofield, Daragh O'Malley, and Omid Djalili play other important Roman characters.

Denis Quilley plays Sulla, a Roman dictator who appears in flashbacks to Cleopatra's childhood. James Cosmo portrays Cleopatra's father, Ptolemy XII, and Oded Fehr plays her brother, Ptolemy XIII. Ralph Brown and Tim Barlow play other important Egyptian characters, while Philip Quast and Sean Cronin play Roman soldiers.

The show's plot is full of political intrigue, romance, and betrayal. As Cleopatra ascends to the throne, she must navigate the treacherous world of ancient politics, making alliances and enemies along the way. She flirts with both Caesar and Mark Antony, using her beauty and charm to further her own interests.

The show is not without its flaws. The pacing can be slow at times, and some of the dialogue is clunky. Additionally, the show takes some liberties with historical accuracy, condensing events and characters for the sake of drama.

Despite these shortcomings, Cleopatra is an entertaining and engaging show. The performances are strong, the visuals are stunning, and the story is compelling. It is a fascinating look at one of history's most enigmatic figures and the world she inhabited. Fans of historical dramas will find much to enjoy in this mini-series.

Cleopatra is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on May 24, 1999.

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The Complete Miniseries, Pt. 2
2. The Complete Miniseries, Pt. 2
May 24, 1999
PART TWO: Caesar's followers and his wife are not pleased by his union with Cleopatra. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor.
The Complete Miniseries, Pt. 1
1. The Complete Miniseries, Pt. 1
May 24, 1999
PART ONE: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her.
Where to Watch Cleopatra
Cleopatra is available for streaming on the Hallmark website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cleopatra on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    May 24, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (4,314)