I agree with your list. James Purefoy, Ciaran Hinds and Polly Walker were amazing. Ciaran Hinds' Caesar was so regal. has got to be the best Caesar ever portrayed. I've seen other Caesars in movies, documentaries, etc. but what Ciaran Hinds did with Caesar was magic. the man had a presence. he dominated the screen in any scene that he was in. and Purefoy's Antony was such a loveable rascal. you root for him even when you disapprove of his actions. he had great chemistry with Vorenus too. the kid who played the younger Octavian was also something.MkmBandit wrote: ↑Feb 4th, 2013 9:50 pmIt's safe to say Rome is likely the biggest budget show I've ever seen. But where Rome really shines is it's intricate storyline. Everything is woven together in a way that will leave your impression feeling complete. One thing that the annals conclude is that while the men held the power, it was the women who shaped the outcome of the empire. Rome follows this trend.
While James Purefoy (Mark Anthony) was likely the most convicted in his role, and Ciaran Hinds (Julius Caesar) was likely the most memorable, I think it was Polly Walker (Atia, niece of Caesar) who was the real star of the show. Like I said it was the women who shaped Rome, so pay attention to her role. You will LOVE to hate her, but you will always want her to win. Always. Rome is a masterpiece in this aspect. I could also talk about Max Pirkis (Octavian Caesar), but for me to praise his role would be to spoil a bit of the storyline. So... just watch the show, and be amazed.
but the one guy who I think got somewhat overlooked was Tobias Menzies aka Brutus. his character was supposed to be conflicted about everything he did. and Tobias captured that perfectly. it was a brilliant performance from him.
of course, the veteran actors who played Pompey, Cicero and Cato were also excellent.
the whole series was a masterpiece. I adore that show. amazing production in every way. imo, it was vastly superior to even Gladiator.