From 1972 to 1973, she gained her first major TV role as Emma Callon in the successful 1970s
series The Onedin Line. During this time she appeared as female lead Prima in the two-part TV mini-series Frankenstein: The True Story and as Winston Churchill's lover Pamela Plowden in another of the films produced by her father-in-law, Young Winston.
She also drew her first major international attention as Bond girlSolitaire in the 1973James Bond film Live and Let Die. IGN ranked her as 10th in a Top 10 Bond Babes list.
In 1980, Seymour returned to the big screen in the comedy Oh Heavenly Dog opposite Chevy Chase, and as Elise McKenna in the romantic fantasy Somewhere in Time opposite Christopher Reeve. Seymour appeared nude in the 1984 film Lassiter, co-starring Tom Selleck, but the film was a box office and commercial failure. In 1987, Seymour was the subject of a pictorial
in Playboy magazine, although she did not actually pose nude.
Seymour won the female lead in the 12-part TV miniseries, War and Remembrance (1988), in which she played Natalie Henry, an American Jewish woman trapped in Europe during World War II. The series
was based on the successful novel by Herman Wouk, and is noted for its accurate and graphic depiction of the Holocaust.
Anastasius was born in Dyrrachium (modern Durazzo, in Albania), on the Adriatic coast, ca. 430. He was not prominent
at the court of Zeno, reaching the minor rank of silentiary in the palace. His religious knowledge, however, meant he was
considered in 488 for promotion to bishop of Antioch. After Zeno's death Anastasius was acclaimed as emperor 11 April, 491. Anastasius was the choice of Ariadne Zeno's widow, and seems to have been a surprise to the aristocracy. A month after his accession, Anastasius married Ariadne,
on 20 May, 491, but the marriage produced no children. He was buried with Ariadne in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.
Anastasius was nicknamed "Dicorus" (Two-Pupils), because of his eyes (one black, one blue). He died 8/10 July, 518 and was
succeeded by Justin.
After Zeno's death, his brother Longinus (from Isauria) had hoped to become Emperor. Anastasius exiled him to the Thebaid in Egypt
and expelled other Isaurians from Constantinople. Other non-Isaurian officials were also removed. These actions provoked an
Isaurian revolt. Although the main rebel army, led by Longinus of Cardala, was rapidly defeated in 491 at Cotyaeum in Phrygia,
it was not until 498 that all the rebels were mopped up from their Isaurian strongholds.
In the Balkans, Bulgar raids across the Danube from as early as 493 prompted construction of the Long Walls between the
Propontis and the Black Sea, as well as renewed work on Danubian defenses. These defensive efforts had been made possible
once Theoderic's Goths had left the Balkans for Italy. Anastasius also faced minor problems along the eastern frontier in
the first decade of his reign. The long-awaited war with Persia broke out in 502. Despite early setbacks, the Romans finally
prevailed and peace was made in 506, followed by intense work on eastern defenses, especially at Dara. Anastasius recognized
Theoderic as king in Italy in 497, though conflict briefly ensued over Pannonia in 505-510, before peace was made.
Anastasius' religious beliefs were strongly Monophysite, though at his accession he had made professions of Chalcedonianism.
The increasing displays of Monophysitism led to tension with the strongly Chalcedonian Patriarch of Constantinople, Euphemius.
Anastasius exiled Euphemius in 496 and replaced him as patriarch with the Chalcedonian Macedonius. In 511 Anastasius replaced
Macedonius with a Monophysite patriarch and in Antioch in 512 appointed the Monophysite Severus as patriarch there. The replacement
of Macedonius in 511 provoked riots in Constantinople and the revolt of Vitalian in Thrace. Vitalian was the magister militum
per Thracias who used his army in an attempt to force Chalcedonian orthodoxy on Anastasius, not to replace him. Anastasius
was prepared to discuss Chalcedon with Pope Hormisdas, but Hormisdas' attitude to Acacius, the patriarch of Constantinople
who had been excommunicated in Zeno's reign, and his insistence that the emperor and eastern bishops approve Chalcedon without
qualification sabotaged negotiations. Vitalian was defeated in Thrace in 515 and went into hiding. Attempts to replace the
Patriarch of Jerusalem with a Monophysite in 516 provoked riots and Anastasius did not force the issue.
Anastasius, with the assistance of the Praetorian Prefect, Marinus, reformed finances by abolishing the chrysargyron.
In 494 he reformed the coinage, issuing a much wider range of bronze coins, which had previously been in short supply. In
498 the collatio lustralis, a tax on craftsmen, was also abolished, while successful efforts were made to increase
the efficiency of tax collection and even to reduce the rates of land taxation. At his death he was able to leave a large
surplus of 320,000 lbs. gold.