Having worked with producer, Rupert Ryle-Hodges, on the first series of Shakespeare’s history plays for Neal Street Productions and the BBC, DNEG TV were delighted to be asked to contribute all the VFX for the adaptations of Richard III, Henry VI parts 1 and 2.
Part of the BBC’s Shakespeare festival, the cast includes some of the world’s best acting talent including Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Gambon, Sophie Okonedo, Keeley Hawes, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Sturridge.
The series contains over 150 VFX shots, including creating the Palace of Westminster, the Tower of London’s “Onions”, burning Joan of Arc at the stake, Army replication, medieval Thames views, CG Ships, blood and gore enhancements and the impressive end shot of the series. DNEGTV’s VFX Supervisor Jonathan Privett says, “Working with Dominic Cooke (director) was a fabulous and collaborative experience that allowed the artists the freedom to make the most out of every shot and to help bring Shakespeare’s broader world to life. It was a privilege to work on a show with so much talent and that DNEGTV could make a contribution to that.”
Check out the trailer here:
The Hollow Crown – The Wars of the Roses starts with Henry VI part 1, Saturday 7th May, 9pm on BBC2.