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The Hollow Crown (2012)

12 DramaHistory 1h 54m


The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays.

The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V.

The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

Series Cast

  1. Simon Russell Beale

    Simon Russell Beale


    5 Episodes

  2. Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy Irons

    Henry IV

    4 Episodes

  3. Tom Hiddleston

    Tom Hiddleston

    Henry V

    4 Episodes

  4. Ben Whishaw

    Ben Whishaw

    Richard II

    4 Episodes

  5. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Richard III

    3 Episodes

  6. Hugh Bonneville

    Hugh Bonneville

    Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester

    3 Episodes

  7. Sophie Okonedo

    Sophie Okonedo

    Margaret of Anjou

    3 Episodes

  8. Alun Armstrong

    Alun Armstrong


    2 Episodes

  9. Will Attenborough

    Will Attenborough


    2 Episodes

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Last Season

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

2016 | 3 Episodes

Season 2 of The Hollow Crown premiered on May 7, 2016.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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