Henry IV, Part I and Part II (TV films)
|Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
|Directed by||Richard Eyre|
|Produced by||Sam Mendes|
|Screenplay by||Richard Eyre|
|Based on||Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
by William Shakespeare
Simon Russell Beale
|Music by||Stephen Warbeck|
|Production company||Neal Street Productions
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Preceded by||Richard II|
|Followed by||Henry V|
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 whole of 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.
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)
Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II were filmed simultaneously from January to March 2012. The films were shot on location and at Ealing Studios in London, where the Boar's Head Tavern set was created. Scenes at Henry IV's court in the Palace of Westminster were filmed at Gloucester Cathedral. Caerphilly Castle in Wales was used both for the scenes set at Warkworth Castle and for the meeting with Glendower. The Battle of Shrewsbury was filmed in a field near Rickmansworth during a winter snowfall. Although the battle took place in July, director Richard Eyre said he was delighted by the result: "The grass of the English landscape tends to subvert the violence of battle, so the snow turned the setting into this monochromatic world."
Henry IV, Part I aired on BBC2 on Saturday, 7 July 2012. The start time was delayed by an hour because of coverage of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, and the film was subsequently repeated on Sunday, 8 July on BBC4. Henry IV, Part II aired the following Saturday, 14 July.
The overseas and DVD rights for The Hollow Crown series are owned by NBC Universal. The films will be shown in the United States on PBS as part of the Great Performances series. Airdates have not yet been scheduled. A Region 2 DVD set of the four films was released on 1 October 2012.
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