The Hollow Crown brings together four filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History Plays - Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. Starting in the year 1399, this continuous story of monarchy follows events during sixteen years of dynastic and political power play. Kings, with their families and followers, are threatened by rebellion and conflict. The story takes us from the Royal Court at Westminster to battlefields in England and France. These rich films are woven with the finest of Shakespeare's poetry and are filmed in the architecture and landscape of the period.
Runtime: 120 minutes
The Hollow Crown - Henry VI, Part 1 (film) - Netflix
Henry VI, Part 1 is a 2016 British television film based on the plays Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare. It is the fifth film in the series of television adaptations of William Shakespeare's history plays under the title The Hollow Crown produced by Sam Mendes for BBC Two. It was directed by Dominic Cooke, who also adapted the screenplay with Ben Power. It starred Tom Sturridge as Henry VI, Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret and Adrian Dunbar as Richard of York. The adaptation presents Henry VI in two parts, incorporating all three Henry VI plays. The two Henry VI films aired in 2016 as part of the concluding cycle The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, along with an adaptation of the final play in Shakespeare's first tetralogy, Richard III. The Wars of the Roses was nominated for Best Mini-Series at the British Academy Television Awards.
The Hollow Crown - Cast - Netflix
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