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A 1965 BBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's first historical tetralogy (1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), which deals with the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England, a conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. It was based on the 1963 theatre adaptation by John Barton, and directed by Peter Hall for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  1. John Barton

    Director, Writer

  2. Michael Hayes


  3. Robin Midgley


  4. Peter Hall


  5. William Shakespeare


Top Billed Cast

  1. David Warner

    David Warner

    King Henry VI

  2. Janet Suzman

    Janet Suzman

    Joan la Pucelle

  3. Peggy Ashcroft

    Peggy Ashcroft

    Queen Margaret

  4. Donald Sinden

    Donald Sinden

    Duke of York

  5. Paul Hardwick

    Paul Hardwick

    Duke of Gloucester

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The Wars of the Roses


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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 8, 1965


Original Language English

Runtime 8h 5m

Budget -

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