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The Hollow Crown

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.


First Aired: June 30, 2012
Air Day: Saturday
Air Time: 21:00
Runtime: 120 minutes
Network: BBC Two
Genre: Drama


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Jeremy Irons

as Henry IV
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Ben Whishaw

as Richard II
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Tom Hiddleston

as Henry V
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