Antoine and Cleopatra ( Antony and Cleopatra ) is a British – Hispanic – Swiss film directed by Charlton Heston , released in 1972 .
Antony and Cleopatra (1972) is a film adaptation of Rank Organization of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare . It was directed by Charlton Heston and produced by Peter Snell under a script by Federico De Urrutia and Charlton Heston.
The stars Charlton Heston and Hildegarde Neil in the lead roles, with Eric Porter , John Castle , Fernando Rey , Carmen Sevilla , Freddie Jones and Douglas Wilmer . The film received poor reviews and, as a result, was distributed very loosely in the United States .
Heston played Mark Antony in 2 other Shakespearean films: Julius Caesar (1970), also produced by Peter Snell , and Julius Caesar in 1950.
- Title: Antoine and Cleopatra
- Original title: Antony and Cleopatra
- Director: Charlton Heston
- Scenario: Federico De Urrutia and Charlton Heston after the eponymous play by William Shakespeare
- Production: Peter Snell , for Folio Films , The Rank Organization , Transac and Izaro Films
- Music: John Scott
- Photography: Rafael Pacheco
- Editing: Eric Boyd-Perkins
- Country of origin: United Kingdom , Spain , Switzerland
- Format: Colors – Mono
- Genre: Drama , Historical
- Duration: 138 minutes
- Release date: 1972
- Charlton Heston : Marc Antoine
- Hildegard Neil : Cleopatra VII
- Eric Porter : Enobarbus
- John Castle : Octavius Caesar
- Fernando Rey : Lepidus
- Juan Luis Galiardo : Alexas
- Carmen Sevilla : Octavia
- Freddie Jones : Pompey
- Peter Arne : Menas
- Luis Barboo : Varrius
- Fernando Bilbao : Menecrates
- Warren Clarke : Scarus
- Roger Delgado : Soothsayer
- Julian Glover : Proculeius