Cultural depictions of Henry V of England
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Henry V of England has been depicted in popular culture a number of times.
- Henry V is the subject of the eponymous play by William Shakespeare, which largely concentrates on his campaigns in France.
- He is also a central character in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, where Shakespeare dramatises him as "Prince Hal", a wanton youth.
- He appears in Falstaff's Wedding (1760) by William Kenrick, a sequel to Henry IV, Part 2.
Henry has been portrayed on screen by:
- Laurence Olivier in Shakespeare's Henry V (1944), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
- Dan O'Herlihy in The Black Shield of Falworth (1954), with Tony Curtis
- Keith Baxter in Chimes at Midnight (1965), a merger of several Shakespeare plays
- Kenneth Branagh in Shakespeare's Henry V (1989), reprising his stage role with the Royal Shakespeare Company and for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Henry has been portrayed a number of times on television, mainly in versions of Shakespeare's plays. He has been played by:
- Robert Hardy in the BBC series An Age of Kings (1960), which contained all the history plays from Richard II to Richard III
- Lars Lind in Henrik IV (1964), a Swedish version of Henry IV
- David Gwillim in the BBC Shakespeare versions of both parts of Henry IV and Henry V (1979)
- Michael Pennington in the BBC series The Wars of the Roses (1989), which included all of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the English Shakespeare Company
- Jonathan Firth in a BBC film, Henry IV (1995), a version of Shakespeare's plays
- Martin Clunes in the BBC humorous film The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999)
- Tom Hiddleston in the BBC's The Hollow Crown series of television films including: Henry IV - Part 1, Henry IV - Part 2, and Henry V (2012).