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Eight-part drama covering the lives of the queens of Egypt from Cleopatra II in 145 BC to the death of the famous Cleopatra VII in 30 BC.

Series Cast

  1. Michelle Newell as Cleopatra

    Michelle Newell


    8 Episodes

  2. Graham Crowden as Theodotus

    Graham Crowden


    8 Episodes

  3. Richard Griffiths as Pot Belly

    Richard Griffiths

    Pot Belly

    8 Episodes

  4. Elizabeth Shepherd as Cleopatra, the mother

    Elizabeth Shepherd

    Cleopatra, the mother

    8 Episodes

  5. Robert Hardy as Julius Caesar

    Robert Hardy

    Julius Caesar

    8 Episodes

  6. Christopher Neame as Mark Antony

    Christopher Neame

    Mark Antony

    8 Episodes

  7. David Horovitch as Chickpea

    David Horovitch


    8 Episodes

  8. Amanda Boxer

    Cleopatra Tryphaena

    8 Episodes

  9. Antony Carrick as Canidius

    Antony Carrick


    8 Episodes

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Last Season


1983 • 8 Episodes

Season 1 of The Cleopatras premiered on January 19, 1983.

51 BC

(1x6, February 23, 1983)

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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