The Hollow Crown (TV series)
|The Hollow Crown|
From left to right: Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V
|Produced by||Rupert Ryle-Hodges|
by William Shakespeare
|Production company||Neal Street Productions
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Running time||Henry V (132 minutes)|
The Hollow Crown is a 2012 series of British television films produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Gareth Neame and David Horn for BBC Two. It adapts the four plays in William Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad:
Each episode was directed by a notable British stage director and filmed on location in the UK.
Ben Whishaw and Simon Russell Beale won British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) for Leading actor and Supporting actor for their performances. The Richard II episode was nominated for the Best Single Drama BAFTA.
Cast and crew
The BBC scheduled the screening of Shakespeare's history plays as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, a celebration of British culture coinciding with the 2012 Summer Olympics. Sam Mendes signed up as executive producer to adapt all four plays in September 2010. He is joined as executive producer by Pippa Harris (both representing Neal Street Productions), Rupert Ryle-Hodges as producer, Gareth Neame (NBCUniversal), and Ben Stephenson (BBC).
The four films were aired on consecutive Saturday nights on BBC Two between 30 June and 21 July 2012. The start time of Henry IV, Part I on 7 July was delayed by an hour because of coverage of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, and the film was shown a second time the following evening on BBC Four. The four films were shown in the United States from 20 September to 11 October 2013 as part of the PBS Great Performances series.
The overseas and DVD rights for The Hollow Crown series are owned by NBC Universal. A Region 2 DVD set of the four films was released on 1 October 2012. A Region 1 DVD set was released on 17 September 2013.
|Music & Sound Awards 2013||Nominated||Sound Design (TV Programme)||The Hollow Crown|
|South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013||Nominated||Best TV Drama|
|Broadcasting Press Guild 2013||Won||Best Single Drama|
|Nominated||Best Actor||Ben Whishaw|
|BAFTA Television Awards 2013||Won||Leading Actor (Richard II)|
|Won||Supporting Actor||Simon Russell Beale (Henry IV Part II)|
|Nominated||Single Drama||Richard II|
|RTS Programme Awards 2013||Won||Single Drama|
|BAFTA Craft Awards 2013||Won||Original Television Music||Stephen Warbeck (Henry IV)|
|Won||Sound (Fiction)||Tim Fraser, Adrian Rhodes, Keith Marriner (Richard II)|
|Nominated||Costume Design||Odile Dicks-Mireaux (Richard II)|
|British Society of Cinematographers||Nominated||Best Cinematography in a Television Drama||Ben Smithard|
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