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Henry IV - Part 2

Episode 3 of 5

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts on behalf of the increasingly frail king to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet. The rebel forces are overcome. This brings comfort to the dying king, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with expectations of high office.

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Henry IV and Henry V: Costume Designer Annie Symons

Henry IV and Henry V: Costume Designer Annie Symons

"I looked at football hooligans, the way they move and wear colours. We thought about war as sport which it definitively was in the age of chivalry."

 

Costume Designer Annie Symons discusses the creative and practical process of clothing the cast.

 

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Credits

Role Contributor
Henry IV Jeremy Irons
Falstaff Simon Russell Beale
Prince Hal Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly Julie Walters
Northumberland Alun Armstrong
Shallow David Bamber
Lady Northumberland Niamh Cusack
Poins David Dawson
Kate Percy Michelle Dockery
Bardolph Tom Georgeson
Warwick Iain Glen
Archbishop of York Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet Maxine Peake
Pistol Paul Ritter
Hastings Adam Kotz
Lancaster Henry Faber
Mowbray Pip Torrens
Silence Tim McMullan
Gloucester Will Attenborough
Coleville Dominic Rowan
Gower Pip Carter
Peto Ian Conningham
Falstaff's Page Billy Matthews
Francis John Heffernan
Bracy Conrad Asquith
Director Richard Eyre
Writer Richard Eyre
Author William Shakespeare
Producer Rupert Ryle-Hodges

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