One of the most epic adventure stories of all time comes powerfully to life in this original four-hour epic-series. Filmed in exotic locales with an international cast and featuring state-of-the-art special effects, Helen of Troy depicts one of the greatest battles ever fought to win the love of the world's most beautiful woman. Though married to Menelaus, King of Sparta, Helen (Sienna Guillory) falls madly in love with Paris (Matthew Marsden) a handsome Trojan prince. Together, the lovers flee to Troy, where they are given safe haven by Paris' father, King Priam (John Rhys-Davies). Bent on bringing Helen back, the king's ruthless brother Agememnon (Rufus Sewell) leads the skilled Spartan army to the shores of the fabled city. There the Greeks lay siege to Troy, thus beginning one of history's most legendary wars which would ultimately decide the destinies of two empires.
Though married to Menelaus (the King of Sparta), Helen falls madly in love with the Trojan prince Paris. Together they flee to Troy where Paris’ father King Piam gives them safe haven. Bent on bringing Helen back, Menelaus’ ruthless brother Agamemon leads the Spartan army toward Troy.
The fleet of a thousand ships arrives on the shores of Troy and so begins the Greek and Trojan battle. After a ten-year siege, the Greeks finally win entrance into the fortified city using the fabled “Trojan Horse” – a decisive stoke which ultimately determines the fate of two mighty empires.