History Trivia / IClaudius

6th Sep '16 3:26:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Baker lost a lot of weight to play Tiberius, which also made it easier for him to realistically play the mood swings, as the amount of diet and exercise provoked a lot of that for him in RealLife.

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** George Baker lost a lot of weight to play Tiberius, which also made it easier for him to realistically play the mood swings, as the amount of diet and exercise provoked a lot of that for him in RealLife.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}'', which funnily enough, also featured Siân Phillips' then-husband Creator/PeterOToole.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/CharltonHeston and Creator/RonnieBarker were considered for Claudius. Seriously.
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Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}'', which funnily enough, also featured Siân Phillips' then-husband Creator/PeterOToole.
5th Sep '16 11:26:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Because of the alleged curse that'd already claimed some lives, Brian Blessed was a bit anxious. While they were shooting Augustus' dying scene, there was a blackout. By the time they did the take, he was terrified he would actually die on set, so the terror in his eyes is authentic.

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** Because of the alleged curse that'd already claimed some lives, Brian Blessed Creator/BrianBlessed was a bit anxious. While they were shooting Augustus' dying scene, there was a blackout. By the time they did the take, he was terrified he would actually die on set, so the terror in his eyes is authentic.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}'', which funnily enough, also featured Siân Phillips' then-husband Creator/PeterOToole.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}'', which funnily enough, also featured Siân Phillips' then-husband Creator/PeterOToole.
5th Sep '16 11:26:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}''.''Film/{{Caligula}}'', which funnily enough, also featured Siân Phillips' then-husband Creator/PeterOToole.
5th Sep '16 11:23:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** On early episodes, Jacobi put a stone in his shoe so he would limp realistically. Once he got used to it, he didn't need the stone any more.

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** On early episodes, Jacobi Creator/DerekJacobi put a stone in his shoe so he would limp realistically. Once he got used to it, he didn't need the stone any more.



* ThrowItIn: For Livia's dying scene, John Hurt suggested Caligula actually jumped in bed with her, as that would be more realistic for the character. They made the take, and he spontaneously kissed her full in the lips to emphasise the kind of degenerate person Caligula was (Livia was his great-grandmother).

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* ThrowItIn: For Livia's dying scene, John Hurt Creator/JohnHurt suggested Caligula actually jumped in bed with her, as that would be more realistic for the character. They made the take, and he spontaneously kissed her full in the lips to emphasise the kind of degenerate person Caligula was (Livia was his great-grandmother).great-grandmother).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HelenMirren turned down the role of Drusilla. Ironically, she would later star in ''Film/{{Caligula}}''.
24th Apr '16 9:42:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Claudius is [[Series/DoctorWho The Master!]] [[note]]Twice, actually; Jacobi voiced the Master in the non-canon ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', then was brought back canonically when ''Doctor Who'' returned to television.[[/note]]
*** Or, if you ''really'' want to be clever: "Hey! [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Claudius]] is playing Claudius!"
** Augustus is '''''Creator/BrianBlessed!!!'''''
** Livia is [[Film/{{Dune}} The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam!]]
** Tiberius is Inspector Wexford.
** Caligula is [[Film/{{Alien}} Kane!]]
*** Caligula is also [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor the Doctor]]. Which makes sense since Claudius is the Master.
*** Caligula and Macro were definitely a couple at [[TheNakedCivilServant one point]].
** Aelius Sejanus is [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard!]]
*** With Hair?!
** Macro is [[LordOfTheRings Gimli!]]
** Livilla is [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Magenta!]]
*** While Nero is another of the Transylvanians. Or, alternatively, [[{{Series/Porridge}} Lukewarm]].
** Martina the Poisoner is is [[Series/{{Blackadder}} Nursie!]]
** Herod is [[Literature/BridgetJones Uncle Geoffrey!]]
** Julia is [[Series/MayToDecember Miss Flood!!]]
** When Claudius is hiding from the Praetorian Guard, he is found by Boys From The Blackstuff's Yosser, whose sergeant is [[Film/AHardDaysNight Norm!]]
*** Yosser is also [[Titanic Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]
** Agrippina is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Lady Peinforte]]!
** And pretty much every actor who turns up has appeared in at least one other BBC production. There's even a [[http://calapine.dreamwidth.org/459307.html Doctor Who/I, Claudius DRINKING GAME]].
** Castor is [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Mr. Gibbs]], though [[IWasQuiteALooker you really wouldn't know it.]]
** Livia's slave in episode one is [[Series/AlloAllo Lieutenant Gruber]]!
** The British chieftain Caractacus in the final episode is [[Series/ToTheManorBorn Richard DeVere]]!
30th Mar '16 3:58:02 PM costanton11
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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic (1997) Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]

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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic (1997) [[Titanic Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]
30th Mar '16 3:57:32 PM costanton11
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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic(1997) Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]

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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic(1997) [[Film/Titanic (1997) Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]
30th Mar '16 9:37:28 AM costanton11
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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]

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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic [[Film/Titanic(1997) Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]
29th Mar '16 10:53:21 AM costanton11
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*** Yosser is also [[Film/Titanic Captain Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings King Theoden]]
7th Jan '16 5:09:29 AM LahmacunKebab
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** When Claudius is hiding from the Praetorian Guard, he is found by [[Series/BoysFromTheBlackstuff Yosser]], whose sergeant is [[Film/AHardDaysNight Norm!]]

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** When Claudius is hiding from the Praetorian Guard, he is found by [[Series/BoysFromTheBlackstuff Yosser]], Boys From The Blackstuff's Yosser, whose sergeant is [[Film/AHardDaysNight Norm!]]
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