Hannibal (2006)


Hannibal (2006)

It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in pursuit of revenge, he will stop at nothing. Hannibal explores the man behind the myth, revealing what drove the 26-year-old to mastermind one of the most audacious military moves in history. With 40,000 soldiers and 37 elephants, he marched 1,500 miles to challenge his enemies on their own soil. It was an act so daring that few people believed it possible. Hannibal combines drama, the latest historical research and state-of-the-art CGI to bring this spectacular story to life.
IMDb   6.8 /10
TheMovieDb    5.4 /10
FilmAffinity   6.1 /10
Director Edward Bazalgette
Writer Matthew Faulk
Writer Mark Skeet
Release Date2006-05-13
Runtime1h 29min
GenreAction, Biography, Drama
Content RatingTV-PG (TV-PG)
CompanyBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Hannibalas Hannibal
Maharbalas Maharbal
Hasdrubalas Hasdrubal
Magoas Mago
Hristo Mitzkov
Hristo Mitzkov
Giskoas Gisko
Scipioas Scipio
Gaius Terentius Varroas Gaius Terentius Varro
Fabius Maximusas Fabius Maximus
Lucius Aemilius Paullusas Lucius Aemilius Paullus
Rob Dixon
Rob Dixon
Publius Scipioas Publius Scipio
Hristo Mutafchiev
Hristo Mutafchiev
Vandicaras Vandicar
Hanno the Greatas Hanno the Great
Ivan Petrushinov
Ivan Petrushinov
Boii Chiefas Boii Chief
Self - Narratoras Self - Narrator
The Cartagenian Senatoras The Cartagenian Senator
Carthaginian Senatoras Carthaginian Senator
General and Roman Officeras General and Roman Officer

Hannibal (2006 TV film)

Hannibal (also known as Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare) is a 2006 television film, presented as a dramatised documentary, made by the BBC. It is narrated by Kenneth Cranham.

The film is chiefly centred on the Italian campaign of Hannibal, the famous Carthaginian general during the Second Punic War.



  • Alexander Siddig as Hannibal, supreme commander of the Carthaginian army
  • Emilio Doorgashingh as Maharbal, chief cavalry commander & second-in-command of the Carthaginian army
  • Bashar Rahal as Hasdrubal, Hannibal's younger brother and the commander of the Spanish provinces.
  • Mido Hamada as Mago, Hannibal's youngest brother and the infantry commander.
  • Histro Mitzkov as Gisgo, an officer in Hannibal's army who notably comments on the strength of the Roman army at Cannae. This earns Hannibals comment that, while there are indeed a lot of Romans, none of them are called Gisgo.


  • Shaun Dingwall as Scipio Africanus, the Roman general who finally defeated Hannibal.
  • Tristan Gemmill as Varro, the consul defeated at Cannae.
  • Ben Cross as Fabius Maximus, Dictator and author of the Fabian strategy.