Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death


Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death
Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death
BBC Colosseum DVD Cover.jpg
BBC DVD Cover
Genre Documentary
Written by Tilman Remme
Directed by Tilman Remme
Starring Robert Shannon · Derek Lea
Voices of United Kingdom Ross Kemp · United States John Benjamin Hickey
Narrated by United Kingdom Michael Pennington · United States Liev Schreiber
Composer(s) Ilan Eshkeri
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Stamp · Laurence Rees
Producer(s) Tilman Remme
Editor(s) Malcolm Daniel
Cinematography Peter Greenhalgh
Running time 50.44 minutes
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original airing October 13, 2003
Chronology
Related shows Pyramid · Pompeii: The Last Day

Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death aka Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story is a 2003 BBC Television docudrama which tells the true story of Verus a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.

Contents

Production

The film was produced by the BBC in co-production with the Discovery Channel, France 2 and NDR.

BBC History commissioned the online-game Gladiator: Dressed to Kill[1] and the animation Colosseum: Building the Arena of Death[2] to tie-in with the series.

Awards

Cast

  • Robert Shannon as Verus
  • Derek Lea as Priscus
  • Jamel Aroui as Titus
  • Hichem Rostom as Lanista
  • Lotfi Dziri as Trainer
  • Dorra Zarrouk as Imperial lady

DVD release

  • Released on Region 1 DVD by BBC Video on 2 November 2004.

References

External links


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