The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown is a tale of family, politics and power

Credits

Directors

Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock

Based on

books by William Shakespeare

Executive producers

Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes, Gareth Neame, David Horn

Production Company

Neal St Productions, BBC

Studio

BBC

Release date

30th June 2012

An adaption of Shakespeare’s tale.

The Hollow Crown: as good as TV Shakespeare can get.The Guardian

Three Kings

Originally aired on BBC2 in 2012, The Hollow Crown is a tale of family, politics and power. The films tell the rise and fall of three Kings and how their destiny shaped our history. Richard II is a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people’s welfare. He is ultimately overthrown by his cousin Bolingbroke, who ascends the throne as Henry IV. Henry IV’s reign is marred by his own guilt over Richard’s death, civil war, and the fear that his son Hal is a total wastrel. When Hal comes to the throne as Henry V he is left to bury the ghosts of his father’s past whilst fighting his own demons.

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