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Pompey Magnus - Kenneth Cranham

Rome - this autumn on BBC TWO

Pompey Magnus - Kenneth Cranham

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 of Venice.


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