Marc Antony (c. 82-30B.C.) was a Roman soldier and politician who avenged the murder of Julius Caesar by destroying Cassius and Brutus at Philippi, then lost his influence in Rome when he became infatuated with Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, and opted for a dissipated rather than a distinguished way of life.
Marlon Brando delivered Shakespeare’s ‘Friends, Romans, Countrymen’ speech in Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1953 film; Richard Burton dallied with Elizabeth Taylor in the same director’s Cleopatra, made a decade later. Charlton Heston has been drawn to the character on three occasions, twice in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and once in Antony And Cleopatra which he also directed in 1972.
Our personal favourite though would have to be the fabulous Sid James in Carry On Cleo (made utilising many of the left over sets from Cleopatra.)
Henry Wilcoxon in Cleopatra (1934)
Charlton Heston in Julius Caesar (1950) and again in Julius Caesar (1970) and then again in Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Marlon Brando in Julius Caesar (1953)
Raymond Burr in Serpent of the Nile (1953)
Helmut Dantine in The Story of Mankind (1957)
George Marchal in Legions of the Nile (1959)
Bruno Tocci in Caesar The Conqueror (1962)
Richard Burton in Cleopatra (1963)
Sid James in Carry On Cleo (1964)
Note: Philip Saville appeared as the Antony character in An Honourable Murder (GB, 60), a modernized version ofJulius Caesar; Frank Benson featured in the role in a silent British production of 1911.