I, Claudius was a novel that the Tenth Doctor noted made the Roman Emperor Caligula look worse than he really was. (PROSE: The Lonely Computer) Brian Blessed played Augustus in a television adaptation. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) In Roma I, Marcus Americanius Scriptor commissioned and extensively edited an award-winning biography of Claudius written by his fellow soldier Sepulcrius. (PROSE: Warlords of Utopia)
Behind the scenes Edit
The novel has been adapted several times:
- David Warner played Claudius in the 1972 stage adaptation.
- Derek Jacobi played Claudius in the 1976 BBC serial and Augustus in the 2010 BBC Radio adaptation. He also narrated two abridged audiobook versions.
- Brian Blessed played Augustus in the 1976 serial.
- John Hurt played Caligula in the 1976 serial.
- George Baker played Tiberius in the 1976 serial.
- Fiona Walker played Agrippina in the 1976 serial.
- Patricia Quinn played Livilla in the 1976 serial.
- Stratford Johns played Piso in the 1976 serial.
- Kevin Stoney played Thrasyllus in the 1976 serial.
- Frances White played Julia in the 1976 serial.
- Tom Goodman-Hill played Claudius in the 2010 radio adaptation.
- Tim McInnerny played Tiberius in the 2010 radio adaptation.
- John Friedlander was the visual effects designer on the final episode of the 1976 serial.