Behind the scenes of The Hollow Crown
An exclusive look from the eyes of those who made The Hollow Crown.
"Flanked by two impressively tall actors, I'm trying to work out how to make 80 extras look like 8,000."
Richard Eyre (centre) – Adaptor & Director – Henry IV Parts 1 & 2
“Fake fur for a genuine actress. Essential wear for a Welsh castle in winter.”
Annie Symons – Costume Designer – Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V
"Having been asked to make the lovely Julie Walters look not so gorgeous, Julie said that I'd succeeded and thanked me for it!"
Jon Henry Gordon (front-left) - Make-Up & Hair Designer – Henry IV Parts 1 & 2
“We had the most wonderful help and support from the Dean & Chapter at Gloucester Cathedral for the filming."
Amanda Stevens – Location Manager – Henry IV Parts 1 & 2
“Non slip footwear are essential for cast, camera crew, stuntmen & crowd while filming this particular moment."
Michael McDonough - Director of Photography – Henry V
“This is how high our wonderful Cast were expected to jump for the Cultural Olympiad, despite the body armour & mud!”
Rupert Ryle-Hodges – Producer
“St David’s Cathedral offered us the correct proportions, texture and sanctity that complimented the set of Westminster Hall.”
Andrew McAlpine - Production Designer - Richard II
“For the duel, I wanted to contrast the soft textures of Richard II with the brutality and harshness of Bolingbroke's armour.”
Odile Dicks-Mireaux - Richard II - Costume Designer
This gallery is from
Adaptations of Shakespeare's History Plays, Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, and Henry V