Shakespeare Unlocked: On set with Hiddleston and Irons
5 July 2012 Last updated at 14:30 BST
The BBC has commissioned a series of Shakespeare adaptations as part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival.
'The Hollow Crown' features adaptations of Richard II, Henry IV parts I and 2 and Henry V, and is part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked season.
Actors Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons spoke to the BBC's Tim Muffett from the set.