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The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 1: Henry VI Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. Seventeen years after Henry V's death, the realm is under the protection of the Duke of Gloucester and the young Henry VI. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Gloucester:
Hugh Bonneville
Plantagenet:
Adrian Dunbar
Somerset:
Ben Miles
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Bishop of Winchester:
Samuel West
Sir William Lucy:
Tom Beard
John Talbot:
Max Bennett
Dauphin Charles:
Tom Byam Shaw
Murderer:
Sean Cernow
Joan's Mother:
Pandora Colin
Brakenbury:
John MacKay
Young Cecily:
Lucy Robinson
Young Cecily:
David Troughton
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 2: Henry VI Part 2

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. After the Battle of St Albans, Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions
Buckingham:
Ben Daniels
Plantagenet:
Adrian Dunbar
Hastings:
James Fleet
Queen Elizabeth:
Keeley Hawes
Somerset:
Ben Miles
King Louis:
Andrew Scott
Clifford:
Kyle Soller
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Grieving Father:
Simon Armstrong
Grieving Son:
Jamie Ballard
Bishop of Ely:
Alan David
Lady Bona:
Mariah Gale
Shepherd II:
Christopher Godwin
Shepherd I:
Tom Godwin
Westmorland:
Richard Lynch
Brackenbury:
John MacKay
Young Soldier:
Jordan McCurrach
Young Cecily:
Lucy Robinson
Messenger:
Gerald Tyler
Rivers:
Al Weaver

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 3: Henry IV - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Shallow:
David Bamber
Lady Northumberland:
Niamh Cusack
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Warwick:
Iain Glen
Archbishop of York:
Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice:
Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Hastings:
Adam Kotz
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Mowbray:
Pip Torrens
Silence:
Tim McMullan
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Falstaff's Page:
Billy Matthews
Director:
Richard Eyre

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The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 4: Henry V

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Henry V, now settled on the throne, faces a challenge from France. England prepares for war, and Henry leads his men across the channel where they will meet the enemy at Agincourt. Show more

Contributors

Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
The Chorus:
John Hurt
Thomas Erpingham:
Paul Freeman
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Duke of Burgundy:
Richard Griffiths
Duke of York:
Paterson Joseph
Westmorland:
James Laurenson
Archbishop of Canterbury:
Malcolm Sinclair
Captain Fluellen:
Owen Teale
Princess Katherine:
Melanie Thierry
Charles, King of France:
Lambert Wilson
Louis, the Dauphin:
Edward Akrout
Corporal Nym:
Tom Brooke
The Constable of France:
Maxime Lefrancois
Duke of Orleans:
Stanley Weber
Williams:
Gwilym Lee
Earl of Salisbury:
Richard Clothier
Bishop of Ely:
Nigel Cooke
Falstaff's Boy:
George Sargeant
Director:
Thea Sharrock

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The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 3: Richard III

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Buckingham:
Ben Daniels
Cecily:
Judi Dench
Hastings:
James Fleet
Queen Elizabeth:
Keeley Hawes
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Murderer II:
Josef Altin
Prince Richard:
Isaac Andrews
Catesby:
Paul Bazely
Murderer I:
Geoff Bell
Mayor of London:
Robert Bowman
Bishop of Ely:
Alan David
Ratcliffe:
Keith Dunphy
George Stanley:
Simon Ginty
Princess Elizabeth:
Madison Lygo
Brackenbury:
John MacKay
Prince Edward:
Caspar Morley
Messenger:
Jude Owusu
Lady-in-Waiting:
Penny Ryder
Torch Bearer:
Sid Sagar
Rivers:
Al Weaver
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 1: Richard II

Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Shakespeare adaptation starring Ben Whishaw. King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Show more

Contributors

King Richard:
Ben Whishaw
Bolingbroke:
Rory Kinnear
Duke of York:
David Suchet
Earl of Northumberland:
David Morrissey
Duchess of York:
Lindsay Duncan
Thomas Mowbray:
James Purefoy
Queen Isabella:
Clemence Poesy
Duke of Aumerle:
Tom Hughes
Gardener:
David Bradley
John of Gaunt:
Patrick Stewart
Abbot of Westminster:
Richard Bremmer
Lord Ross:
Peter De Jersey
Sir Stephen Scroop:
Tom Goodman-Hill
Sir Henry Green:
Harry Hadden-Paton
Sir John Bushy:
Ferdinand Kingsley
The Queen's Serving Lady:
Isabella Laughland
Lord Marshall:
Finbar Lynch
Bishop of Carlisle:
Lucian Msamati
Lord Willoughby:
Adrian Schiller
Gardener's Assistant:
Simon Trinder
Director:
Rupert Goold
Writer:
Ben Power

Genres

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 2: Henry IV - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

When King Henry is threatened by rebellion led by Hotspur, his dissolute son Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels and fight Hotspur in single combat. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Worcester:
David Hayman
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Mortimer:
Harry Lloyd
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Glendower:
Robert Pugh
Lady Mortimer:
Alex Clatworthy
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Vernon:
Mark Tandy
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Sheriff:
John Ashton
Hotspur's Servant:
Jim Bywater
Director:
Richard Eyre

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