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Gladiatress is a 2004 British comedy film, starring Sally Phillips, Fiona Allen and Doon Mackichan. It is partly a spoof of 2000's Gladiator.

Gladiatress poster.jpg
Directed by Brian Grant
Produced by Graham Broadbent
Bruce Davey
Damian Jones
Written by Nick Whitby
Music by James Seymour Brett
Cinematography Witold Stok
Edited by Fiona Colbeck
Mission Pictures
Stock Productions
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English



It was filmed at various locations in the UK between 11 November and 23 December 2002. Filming locations included the Bourne Woods and Frensham Ponds near Farnham in Surrey, Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire, and West Wittering in West Sussex.


Three unlikely heroines Worthaboutapig (Sally Phillips), Dwyfuc (Doon Mackichan) and Smirgut the Fierce (Fiona Allen) set out to thwart a Roman invasion and save Celtic Britain.


Critical receptionEdit

Total Film gave the DVD release of Gladiatress one star out of five and described the film as "a painfully laugh-free vehicle for the usually talented stars of TV's Smack The Pony".[1]


  1. ^ "Gladiatress",Total Film 8 Aug 2005. Retrieved 17 September 2012.

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