For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
In the upcoming movie ‘The Eagle’, based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s children’s novel, The Eagle of the Ninth, Jamie Bell plays the part of Esca, a freed British Slave. Here are some stills from the film. I think this is the point in the story where Esca is forced to fight in the coliseum as a gladiator, before he is set free.
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“Esca is forced to fight in the colleseum as a gladiator”. Not in the colosseum. That’s just one building, in Rome. Esca was made to fight in the amphitheatre of Calleva (Silchester), which is quite a bit smaller. :)
Yes, of course, how stupid of me! Will change that asap. Thanks for the comment.