Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans. Copyright: Altitude Film Entertainment
Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

  • 2019 film

Comedy amidst the Boudiccan revolt, with a Roman teenager captured by a feisty Celt. Stars Emilia Jones, Sebastian Croft, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kate Nash and more.

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans. Image shows from L to R: Atti (Sebastian Croft), Orla (Emilia Jones). Copyright: Nick Wall

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2019
Creator
Terry Deary
Stars
Emilia Jones, Sebastian Croft, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kate Nash, Rupert Graves, Alex Macqueen, Lee Mack and more
Writers
Jessica Swale, Giles Pilbrow, Caroline Norris, Dave Cohen, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley and Lucy Beckett
Directors
Dominic Brigstocke and Matthew Gallagher
Producers
Caroline Norris, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, Bradley Quirk, Rose Garnett, Melissa Hardinge, Geraldine Atlee and more
Companies

Atti is a Roman teenager with brains but very little brawn. When one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero, Atti is forced to join the army and is sent to miserable, cold, wet Britain where the natives are revolting - quite literally.

Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. After narrowly avoiding a very sticky end in a bog, Atti uses his Roman know-how to help Orla save her gran, who's been kidnapped by a rival tribe. Meanwhile a furious Nero is determined to crush the rebellion, led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni.

Atti rejoins his Roman troops and discovers they are preparing for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street. Atti's brains could save the day but they could also spell disaster for Orla as the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield.

Additional details

UK certificate
PG
Duration
86 minutes
UK release
Friday 26th July 2019
Produced
2018
UK premiere
Sunday 7th July 2019, Odeon, Leicester Square
Distributors

Altitude Film Entertainment

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 31st December 2021 at 5:00pm on CBBC
  • Friday 31st December 2021 at 9:00am on CBBC
  • Monday 27th December 2021 at 3:00pm on BBC1

Recording details

  • Nu Boyana Studios (Bulgaria) - Rome set
  • West Wycombe Park - Nero's palace exterior
  • West Wycombe Village Hall - Scenes with Claudius
  • Ivinghoe Aston (Bucks) - Battle of Wattling Street

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