Henry V (2012 film)

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Henry V
Genre Historical drama
Directed by Thea Sharrock
Produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Based on Henry V 
by William Shakespeare
Starring Tom Hiddleston
Julie Walters
John Hurt
Music by Adrian Johnston
Editing by John Wilson
Production company Neal Street Productions
NBCUniversal
WNET
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel BBC Two
Original airing
  • 21 July 2012 (2012-07-21)
Preceded by Henry IV, Part II
Followed by Henry VI, Part I

Henry V is a 2012 British television film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. It is the fourth film in the series of television films called The Hollow Crown produced by Sam Mendes for BBC Two covering the whole of Shakespeare's Henriad. It was directed by Thea Sharrock and stars Tom Hiddleston as Henry V of England.[1]

Henry V is the fourth play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V.

Plot changes[edit]

The movie starts with the funeral of Henry V (which is the start of Henry VI, part 1) over whose obsequies the opening speech from the Chorus is made.

Certain scenes from Shakespeare's play are omitted:

  • The Southampton Plot and Henry’s merciless response.
  • The scenes among the ordinary men at Agincourt, featuring Fluellen, MacMorris and Jamy.
  • The conversations in the French camp on the evening before the battle.
  • The slaughter of the young boys guarding the English baggage train at Agincourt.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cast confirmed for BBC Two's cycle of Shakespeare films" (Press release). BBC Drama Publicity. 2011-11-24. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 

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