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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.
Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The chorus tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king, Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.
Against the backdrop of wars in France, the English nobility quarrel. News of the English defeat at Orleans reaches the duke of Gloucester and other nobles. After the funeral of Henry V, his son, the infant Henry VI, is proclaimed king.
After the Battle of St Alban's, Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne. Henry negotiates to keep the crown for his lifetime but agrees to disinherit his son Prince Edward.
At Westminster, Richard speaks about his deformity, the evil plots he has laid, and the decadence at court.
James Purefoy(Thomas Mowbray)
Rory Kinnear(Henry Bolingbroke)
Simon Russell Beale(Falstaff)
David Morrissey(Earl of Northumberland)
Lucian Msamati(Bishop of Carlisle)
Finbar Lynch(Sir Piers of Exton)
Jeremy Irons(Henry IV)
Patrick Stewart(John of Gaunt)
Lindsay Duncan(Duchess of York)
Tom Hughes(Duke of Aumerle)
Clémence Poésy(Queen Isabella)
Ben Whishaw(Richard II)
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