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The Hollow Crown (BBC 2012, Josef Altin, Paul Bazely)



The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare’s History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V.

The Second Season is subtitled “The Wars of the Roses” as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare’s first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

production details
Country: UK / BBC
Release Year: 2012

Writer: William Shakespeare

Tom Hiddleston as Henry V
Sophie Okonedo as Margaret of Anjou
Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III
Tom Sturridge as Henry VI
Hugh Bonneville as Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Iain Glen as Warwick
David Hayman as Worcester
Harry Lloyd as Mortimer
Ben Whishaw as Richard II
Robert Pugh as Glendower
Julie Walters as Mistress Quickly
Anton Lesser as Exeter
Luke Treadaway as Richmond
Andrew Scott as King Louis
Alun Armstrong as Northumberland
Michelle Dockery as Kate Percy
Geoffrey Palmer as Lord Chief Justice
Dominic Rowan as Coleville
Jack Ryder as Court
Sid Sagar as Torch Bearer
Josef Altin as Murderer II
Paul Bazely as Catesby
Paul Freeman as Thomas Erpingham