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The Hollow Crown…..Henry IV Parts I and II

Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II are 2012 British television films based on the plays of the same name by William Shakespeare. They are the second and third films in the series of television films called The Hollow Crown produced by Sam Mendes for BBC Two, covering the second set of plays in Shakespeare’s Henriad. They were directed and adapted by Richard Eyre and star Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV, Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff and Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal. Much of the two films’ cast and crew overlap and the plot flows directly from the first to the second.

Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2 are the second and third plays in Shakespeare’s tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V.

Simon Russell Beale won the 2013 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Supporting actor for his performance as Falstaff.

David Dawson appears as Edward Poins in both Parts I and II


Actors appear in both parts unless noted.

Jeremy Irons as Henry IV
Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff
Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal
Julie Walters as Mistress Quickly
Alun Armstrong as Earl of Northumberland
Joe Armstrong as Hotspur (Part 1)
David Bamber as Shallow (Part 2)
Niamh Cusack as Lady Northumberland (Part 2)
David Dawson as Poins
Michelle Dockery as Lady Percy
Tom Georgeson as Bardolph
Iain Glen as Earl of Warwick (Part 2)
Nicholas Jones as Archbishop of York (Part 2)
David Hayman as Earl of Worcester (Part 1)
James Laurenson as Earl of Westmoreland
Geoffrey Palmer as Lord Chief Justice (Part 2)
Harry Lloyd as Edmund Mortimer (Part 1)
Maxine Peake as Doll Tearsheet
Paul Ritter as Pistol (Part 2)
Robert Pugh as Owen Glendower (Part 1)
Alex Clatworthy as Lady Mortimer (Part 1)
Ian Conningham as Peto
Stephen McCole as Douglas (Part 1)
Adam Kotz as Hastings (Part 2)
Henry Faber as Prince John of Lancaster
Mark Tandy as Sir Richard Vernon (Part 1)
Pip Torrens as Mowbray (Part 2)
Tim McMullan as Silence (Part 2)
Michael Keane as Thomas Wart (Part 2)
Dominic Rowan as Coleville
Jolyon Coy as Sir Walter Blunt (Part 1)


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