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Warrior Queen (2003)

Boudica (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 12 October 2003 (USA)
Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

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Bill Anderson

Writer:

Andrew Davies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Kingston ... Boudica
Steven Waddington ... King Prasutagus
Emily Blunt ... Isolda
Leanne Rowe ... Siora
Ben Faulks ... Connach
Hugo Speer ... Dervalloc
Gary Lewis ... Magior the Shaman
Alex Hassell ... Roman Officer
James Clyde James Clyde ... Roman Sergeant
Angus Wright ... Severus
Steve John Shepherd ... Catus
Jack Shepherd ... Claudius
Gideon Turner ... Didius
Frances Barber ... Agrippina
Andrew Lee Potts ... Nero
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Storyline

It's the first century, and Rome rules the world. After her husband's death, it's left to Boudica -fierce Iceni warrior, wife of a king, and proud mother of two daughters- to unite the fractious tribes of Briton and stand against the oppressive Roman Empire. Written by L. Hamre

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Action | Drama | History | War

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UK | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Screen debut of Emily Blunt (Isolda). See more »

Quotes

Boudica: Romans, you are damned. You have awakened the terrible anger of our gods and ancestors, and they will show you no mercy. We will crush your bones into the land you have desecrated. We will slit your veins and watch the blood burst from you and shower down upon our soil. We will swallow you up. And our strong green shoots will spring to life where you once stood.
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Boudica: See your gods tremble and fall before the wrath of Boudica!
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Definitely dud of the year. Imagine Lord of the rings done on home video by people off the street!
29 September 2003 | by nickjgSee all my reviews

I don't want to spoil this for any future viewer but this show will probably never be shown again. There are few facts known about Boudica, except that she burned London and Colchester and that she was whipped, her daughters raped and she took her revenge. In this feeble production, London and Colchester are a set of tent encampments- which the cast ludicrously describe as a 'big city.' The actors either shout a lot or sleepwalk through their parts. Nero is made up for a silent movie and, given the script, its a pity that it wasn't. They threw in the salacious bits - Nero fumbling with his mother's dress- poisoning and threatening, but in the language of a wide boy. At every point where you would expect some dramatic and memorable words, the script degenerates into soap opera. The battle scenes were large and animated but unengaging. The story was corrupted into another 'look how beastly they're being to the Celts' whinge with the usual dreary 'Celtic' solo singer and predictable 'magical' swords and a fey Scots magician on hand to give senseless advice. In fact, no clichee was left untouched. The high and important issues about power and oppression were treated like captions in a picture story in a teen mag.

So who was it for? Historians? hardly; Adults? only for porn value; Kids, only those who have never seen 'The Mummy' or 'Lord of the Rings'- This was like Lord of the Rings done on home video with a cast off the street. There were some talented actors involved, but this was no showcase for their abilities!


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