In 5th century Ireland, a young Celtic chieftain and his allies fight against Roman encroachment, the manipulative pro-Roman puppet ruler of Ireland, Queen Diana, and her immortal adviser who seeks the biblical Spear of Longinus.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Heath Ledger ...  Conor 13 episodes, 1997
Lisa Zane ...  Queen Diana 13 episodes, 1997
Sebastian Roché ...  Longinus 13 episodes, 1997
Vera Farmiga ...  Catlin 13 episodes, 1997
John Saint Ryan ...  Fergus 13 episodes, 1997
Alonzo Greer Alonzo Greer ...  Tully 13 episodes, 1997
Mick Roughan ...  Slavemaster / ... 7 episodes, 1997
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Conor is the orphaned heir of one of the many tribal leaders of hopelessly divided Hibernia (ancient Ireland). With his faithful but unenthusiastic servant and protector Fergus he wanders trough the island, fighting injustice and aspiring to unite the druidic, yet internecine Celts in order to free the country from Roman rule. Most dangers and opponents he faces are largely or completely mythical, the most remarkable being Longinus, the eternally cursed but immortal, cruel and vindictive Roman centurion at Christ's crucifixion who forges evil alliances. Written by KGF Vissers

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In a time of legend and magic... A hero will fight for his people and discover his destiny. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Connor, el rugido See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

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| (13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The title refers to the roar of Ireland, a mystical force that only the gifted can sense. See more »

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Featured in A Current Affair: Heath Ledger Special (2008) See more »

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Agree we need to see more Roar!
24 April 2005 | by cazheartlightSee all my reviews

Completely agree with other comment here about this great series, Roar. When it first showed I was absolutely blown away by the then fairly unknown Heath Ledger, aside from being easy on the eye he was a fabulous young actor and every week I wanted more Roar. This show had it all, brilliant acting, wonderful cinematography and directing, great cast, exciting story lines, passion, intrigue, fighting and magic - what more could they possibly want? At a time when Zena and Hercules were getting huge ratings Roar should definitely have been a winner. When it suddenly disappeared from the screen "disappointed" did not cover it - years later I spotted it's name slotted at midnight in the TV guide for two weeks running - so I taped it - only to get late night shopping instead! It never showed that I could see. Obviously Heath Ledger is too big a name now if the series continued but there are plenty of other great young actors who might attempt to fill his shoes as "Conor" - or simply rerunning the series would be big ratings now he is who he is. Maybe I just miss his Irish accent?


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