Ben Hur (2010– )
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Arrius presents Judah to the duplicitous emperor Tiberias who pits him against a Thracian wrestler,Judah winning. Arrius dies,leaving Judah his estates and Judah returns to Jerusalem,buying... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Shill

Writer:

Alan Sharp

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Morgan ... Judah Ben-Hur
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Messala
Emily VanCamp ... Esther
Kristin Kreuk ... Tirzah
Ray Winstone ... Quintus Arrius
Ben Cross ... Emperor Tiberius
Simón Andreu ... Simonides
Hugh Bonneville ... Pontius Pilate
Alex Kingston ... Ruth
James Faulkner ... Marcellus
Art Malik ... Ilderim
Marc Warren ... David
Lucía Jiménez ... Athene
Miguel Ángel Muñoz ... Antegua
Kris Holden-Ried ... Gaius (as Kris Holden Reid)
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Arrius presents Judah to the duplicitous emperor Tiberias who pits him against a Thracian wrestler,Judah winning. Arrius dies,leaving Judah his estates and Judah returns to Jerusalem,buying his old house,which has become derelict, from governor Pilate. He locates Simonides and Esther,whom David is trying to force to marry him and Judah kills David after he has attacked him from behind, Initiallly Esther does not believe how Judah attained his good fortune and assumes he was protected by Messala all along but Simonides realises the truth and convinces her. Esther takes food to lepers,outcasts from the city,and and finds they number Ruth and Tirzah,who swear her not to tell Judah of their plight. Marcellus,his mistress Athene and Messala return to Jerusalem of which Messala is tipped to be the next governor. Games are due to take place and Judah convinces stable owner Sheikh Ilderim to be his charioteer in a race whose contestants also include Messala. Messala disposes of the other ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Action | Drama

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Country:

UK | Germany | Spain | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2010 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The production was historically accurate when they showed Romans on horseback without stirrups attached to their saddles. So it was funny when Ben Hur rides with a platoon of six Roman soldiers into Jerusalem, he is the only one riding with his feet in stirrups. See more »

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