Rome - this
autumn on BBC TWO
Pompey Magnus - Kenneth
The grand old oak of Roman arms; scourge of the Illyrian
pirates, Conqueror of Syria and Spain.
In a society where soldiers are superstars, Pompey
has risen from a provincial commoner to become a beloved national hero.
A lion in the winter of his years, Pompey has settled
into a comfortable life of repose and adulation.
Kenneth Cranham's film credits include
Layer Cake, Trauma, Blackball, Man Dancin', Shiner, Gangster No. 1,
Women Talking Dirty, Deep in the Heart, RPM, The Boxer, Under Suspicion,
Chocolat, Stealing Heaven, Robin and Marian, Up Pompeii and Oliver!
His television credits include The Genius of Mozart,
Sparkling Cyanide, Killing Hitler, Pollyanna, Dickens, Dalziel and Pascoe:
Home Truths, Kavanagh QC, Heartbeat, Lovejoy, NCS: Manhunt, The Murder
of Stephen Lawrence, On Dangerous Ground, Royal Celebration, Rules of
Engagement, Dead Man's Folly, Brideshead Revisited and The Merchant