Katherine of Alexandria

Katherine of Alexandria’: Life Of A Christian Saint

‘Katherine of Alexandria’: Clashing Empires

‘Katherine of Alexandria’ is a new movie about the life of Christian saint Catherine of Alexandria. It is inspired by historical events, and is the story of a man's journey to find his lost sibling, which is complicated by the turmoil of the clashing Eastern and Western empires, at the dawn of new religious freedoms. ‘Katherine of Alexandria’, released as ‘Decline of an Empire’ in the United States, is believed to be the final film role of screen legend Peter O'Toole.

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‘Katherine of Alexandria’: An Independent British Epic

‘Katherine of Alexandria’ is a new movie based on the life of Christian saint Catherine of Alexandria. The film is known as ‘Decline of an Empire’ in the United States, and will be released on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video On Demand on August 12 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.


Katherine of Alexandria is being called the biggest independent British epic in years. It features a cast of prominent British actors, most notably the late Peter O'Toole, who came out of retirement to make the film. The film legend was reportedly working on the third volume of his memoirs. "It's my belief," he said in announcing his retirement, "that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one's stay. It is time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire from films and stage. The heart for it has gone out of me: it won't come back." Fortunately for movie lovers, the heart came back long enough for him to make this final film performance. Critics who saw the trailer said he was "his normal marvelous self." Peter O'Toole died in December 2013.

Also in the movie are such luminaries as, Joss Ackland, Steven Berkoff, Samantha Beckinsale, and Edward Fox. Newcomer Nicole Keniheart stars in the title role.


Katherine of Alexandria is about the sibling relationship between Katherine and the emperor Constantine the Great. It is the first movie based on the life of the Christian saint and martyr, who was put to death in the early 4th Century on a wheel of spikes by pagan emperor Maxentius. ‘The Catherine Wheel firework was named after her

The film Katherine of Alexandria is scheduled for an August 12 release on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video On Demand by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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Katherine of Alexandria: Directorial Debut

Katherine of Alexandria is an epic new independent British movie about the life of Christian saint Catherine of Alexandria. It was written and directed by Michael Redwood, who is making his directorial debut.


Katherine of Alexandria stars film great Peter O'Toole, who was reportedly lured out of retirement to appear in the film as Gallus, the palace orator. It turned out to be one of Peter O'Toole's final screen performances. The movie great died in December 2013 at the age of eighty-two.


The movie also stars Nicole Keniheart in the role of Catherine of Alexandria. It is the first movie for the Romanian actress. Also in the cast of Katherine of Alexandria are Samantha Beckinsale (older step-sister of Kate Beckinsale), Jack Goddard, Joss Ackland, Steven Berkoff, Dudley Sutton, and Edward Fox.


This is the first movie based on the life of Catherine of Alexandria, who is a Christian saint and martyr. The story tells how Katherine of Alexandria is abducted as a child by the pagan Emperor Maxentius. Her sibling Constantine, who later grows up to become Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, learns of Katherine's whereabouts years later, and leads his army from York in a bid to save her. After seeing the movie trailer, enthusiastic critic Lilly Hatchet said “Great films become part of world literature."


Writer and Director Michael Redwood researched Katherine of Alexandria for sixteen years. While this is his first film, Redwood worked with Tony Scott in the 1980s and also worked on such notable films as ‘Romancing the Stone’ and ‘Out of Africa’ and Aliens. He is a member of the ‘Society of Authors’ and was guest speaker on several occasions at Cambridge University’s ‘Motion Picture Society’. As an avid long term musician in the 70’s and 80s, he played on stage with music legends Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts, Lulu, Ruby turner, and Alexis Corner. He was lucky enough to play Eric Clapton’s black ‘Fender Stratocaster’ guitar (Blacky) whilst staying at the music legend’s house in 1982.


The film Katherine of Alexandria, which is known as Decline of an Empire in the United States, is due to be released on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video On Demand by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on August 12.

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‘Katherine of Alexandria’: Life Of A Saint

Katherine of Alexandria is a new movie about the life of Christian saint Catherine of Alexandria. It is the first film ever to be based on her story. Catherine of Alexandria was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius.


Katherine of Alexandria is creating quite a buzz in the film world. It is reported to be the final film role of Peter O'Toole, who came out of retirement to act in the movie. O'Toole, the eight time Academy Award nominee, perhaps best known for his role in Lawrence of Arabia and many other films, died in December 2013.


Katherine of Alexandria’ is also being touted as the biggest independently funded British epic in years. It was penned and directed by Michael Redwood in his directorial debut. The cast of ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ also includes Nicole Keniheart in the title role, Jack Goddard as Constantine the Great, Joss Ackland as Rufus, Steven Berkoff as Liberius, Dudley Sutton as Marcellus, and Edward Fox as Constantius. Samantha Beckinsale gives a sterling performance as Empress Vita.


The movie, which will be released under the title ‘Decline of an Empire’ in the United States, was inspired by historical events. It is the story of one man's journey to find his lost sibling, which is complicated by the turmoil of clashing empires at the dawn of new religious freedoms. The real Catherine of Alexandria, according to legend, was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian around the age of fourteen. She is remembered for converting hundreds of people to Christianity.


The film ‘Katherine of Alexandria’ is due to be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video On Demand on August 12.