Occasionally a costume will not only be reused in another production, but it will be utilized on the same actor. In this instance, the Roman armor was appropriate to both productions. It appears both times on actor Francis de Wolff, first in the 1964 film Carry On Cleo, where he plays the character of Agrippa. He wore it again the very next year in the 1965 episode of Doctor Who entitled The Myth Makers, in which he plays Agamemnon. The episode is unfortunately one of the Doctor Who serials that is still missing.
Something interesting to note about this costume is that it almost certainly was made for the Fox Studio film Cleopatra, which starred Elizabeth Taylor. It is not yet known if the costume appeared in the final cut of the film, but it matches very closely in style the other garments that are seen on screen. The Carry On series frequently reused costumes from the very films that they were trying to parody. Many costumes from Cleopatra were used for Carry On Cleo just as many pieces from Anne of the Thousand Days were used in Carry On Henry.
Costume Credit: Garrett
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