Cultural depictions of Richard II of England

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Fanciful depiction of the death of Richard II.

Richard II of England has been depicted in popular culture a number of times.



Richard has been portrayed a number of times on television, mainly in versions of Shakespeare's play. In this context he has been played by:

Richard has also been played on television by:


  • Richard was played by Mattie Osian in a straight-to-video film adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard the Second (2001).
  • David Birney played him in an American video Richard II (1982), which was intended to simulate an Elizabethan stage production of the play.