Julius Caesar (2001)

Julius Caesar - Jeremy Sisto

Julius Caesar is an epic story set in magnificent, ancient Rome. It will bring to life one of history's greatest figures. The miniseries will not only show Caesar as one of the greatest politicians, generals and orators to have ever lived. It will particularly tell of a man, of his early days, of his formation and assent to power, of his ambitions, anxieties, weaknesses and of the three great loves of his life.

Director
Uli Edel
Production Cmpanies
De Angelis Group-Degeto, Film-Five Mile, River Films, Turner Network Television (TNT), Nimar Studios
Executive Producers
Guido & Murizio De Angelis, Lorenzo Minoli, Giuseppe Pedersoli, Paolo Piria, Gianfranco Pierantoni
Production Designer
Francesco Bronzi
Art Director
Antonello Rubino
Costume Designer
Simonetta Leoncini
Leather Master
Giampaolo Grassi

Cast

 
Jeremy Sisto
Julius Caesar
Richard Harris
Sulla
Christopher Walken
Cato
Valeria Golino
Calpurnia
Chris Noth
Pompey
Heino Ferch
Vercingetorix
Tobias Moretti
Cassius
Samuela Sardo
Cleopatra
Daniela Piazza
Cornelia
Nicole Grimaudo
Giulia
Sean Pertwee
Labienus
Paolo Brigaglia
Marcus
Christian Kohlund
Lepidus

Synopsis

Julius Caesar is an epic story set in magnificent, ancient Rome. It will bring to life one of history's greatest figures. The miniseries will not only show Caesar as one of the greatest politicians, generals and orators to have ever lived. It will particularly tell of a man, of his early days, of his formation and assent to power, of his ambitions, anxieties, weaknesses and of the three great loves of his life.

As Caesar rises to fame, his life is constantly at risk for high political reasons, and he is forced to flee Rome when Sulla, the malevolent Roman dictator, threatens to execute him. Returning to the capital, with his citizenship restored for bravery in battle, Caesar becomes famous for his amazing gift of public speaking. He also becomes entwined in a great and ill-fated love story.

In defiance of Sulla's wishes, he marries his true love Cornelia, who later dies tragically. Cornelia's death almost destroys Caesar, and, for years to come, all his love is devoted to his daughter, Julia.

Now concentrating on his political career, Caesar champions popular causes and fights the corrupt aristocracy that dominates Roman politics. He declares that, for the Empire to have real meaning, all of its subjects - of whatever race, creed or color - should be offered Roman citizenship. His populist politics and unprecedented military victories raise Caesar to Roman Emperor.

It is towards the premature end of his life that Caesar, isolated at the pinnacle of power, finds love in his relationship with another of history's great leaders - Cleopatra. But, yet again, lasting happiness eludes his grasp, and Roman politics lure Caesar away from Egypt. Now a mature man, Caesar's attitude towards power, towards Rome and towards the Roman Senate seems to have changed. Back in the capital city, powerful men begin to fear the most powerful man amongst them.