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Director  Jon Scoffield
Music director  Guy Woolfenden
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History, Romance
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  William Shakespeare (play)
Release date  28 July 1974 (UK) 4 January 1975 (USA)
Awards  British Academy Television Award for Best Single Play
Cast  Janet Suzman (Cleopatra), Richard Johnson (Antony), Corin Redgrave (Octavius), Patrick Stewart (Enobarbus), Rosemary McHale (Charmian), Philip Locke (Agrippa)
Similar movies  An Age of Kings, The Wars of the Roses, The Hollow Crown: Henry V, The Hollow Crown: Richard II, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 1, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV - Part 2

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Antony and Cleopatra is a 1974 British videotaped television production of William Shakespeare's 1606 play of the same name, produced by ATV (which was distributed internationally by ITC) starring Richard Johnson as Mark Antony, Janet Suzman as Cleopatra, and Patrick Stewart as Enobarbus. It was directed by Jon Scoffield and is an adaptation of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of the play. It features then-little-known Ben Kingsley and Tim Pigott-Smith in small roles.

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As of 2014, this production was the last made-for-TV Shakespeare adaptation to have its American network premiere on U.S. commercial television. Olivier's King Lear was shown in the U.S. in 1984 in syndication rather than on a single network.

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Cast

  • Richard Johnson ... Mark Antony
  • Janet Suzman ... Cleopatra
  • Corin Redgrave ... Octavius (Augustus Caesar)
  • Patrick Stewart ... Enobarbus
  • Rosemary McHale ... Charmian
  • Philip Locke ... Agrippa
  • Mary Rutherford ... Octavia
  • Raymond Westwell ... Lepidus
  • Mavis Taylor Blake ... Iras
  • Darien Angadi ... Alexas
  • Sydney Livingstone ... Mardian (as Sidney Livingstone)
  • Geoffrey Hutchings ... A Fig Seller
  • Loftus Burton ... Diomedes
  • Lennard Pearce ... Cleopatra's Schoolteacher
  • Joseph Charles ... Cleopatra's Messenger
  • Tony Osoba ... Cleopatra's Servant
  • Douglas Anderson ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
  • Michael Egan ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
  • Paul Gaymon ... Cleopatra's Eunuch
  • Wendy Bailey ... Servant
  • Madelaine Bellamy ... Servant
  • Edwina Ford ... Servant
  • Amanda Knott ... Servant
  • Joe Rock ... Servant
  • Gito Santana ... Servant
  • Nicholas McArdle ... King
  • Derek Wright ... King
  • Frederick Radley ... King
  • Norman Caro ... King
  • Richard Young ... King
  • Constantine Gregory ... Ventidius (as Constantin De Goguel)
  • W. Morgan Sheppard ... Scarus (as Morgan Sheppard)
  • Joseph Marcell ... Eros (as Joe Marcell)
  • Jonathan Holt ... Dercetas
  • Chris Jenkinson ... Silius (as Christopher Jenkinson)
  • John Bott ... A Soothsayer
  • Robert Oates ... 1st Watchman
  • Arthur Whybrow ... 2nd Watchman
  • Michael Radcliffe ... 3rd Watchman
  • Geoffrey Greenhill ... Soldier
  • William Thomas ... Soldier (as William Huw-Thomas)
  • David Janes ... Soldier
  • Jeremy Pearce ... Soldier
  • Mark Sheridan ... Soldier
  • Derek Godfrey ... Maecenas
  • Ben Kingsley ... Thidias
  • Martin Milman ... Dolabella
  • Tim Pigott-Smith ... Proculeius
  • Keith Taylor ... A Messenger
  • Thomas Chesleigh ... Gallus
  • Desmond Stokes ... Taurus
  • Alan Foss ... A Senator
  • John Bardon ... Demetrius
  • Peter Godfrey ... A Sentry
  • Malcolm Kaye ... A Guard
  • Deviations from the play

    The major character of Sextus Pompey, who figures significantly in the plot in Act II, was completely excised from this production.

    References

    Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV drama) Wikipedia
    Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV drama) IMDb Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV drama) themoviedb.org


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