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Henry V

The Hollow Crown, Series 1 Episode 4 of 5

Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The chorus tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king, Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.

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2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Thu 28 Apr 2016 23:00

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Henry IV and Henry V: Costume Designer Annie Symons

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"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."


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Role Contributor
Henry VTom Hiddleston
Mistress QuicklyJulie Walters
The ChorusJohn Hurt
AliceGeraldine Chaplin
Thomas ErpinghamPaul Freeman
BardolphTom Georgeson
Duke of BurgundyRichard Griffiths
Duke of YorkPaterson Joseph
WestmorlandJames Laurenson
ExeterAnton Lesser
PistolPaul Ritter
Archbishop of CanterburyMalcolm Sinclair
Captain FluellenOwen Teale
Princess KatherineMelanie Thierry
Charles, King of FranceLambert Wilson
Louis, the DauphinEdward Akrout
Corporal NymTom Brooke
MontjoyJeremie Covillault
The Constable of FranceMaxime Lefrancois
Duke of OrleansStanley Weber
WilliamsGwilym Lee
Earl of SalisburyRichard Clothier
Bishop of ElyNigel Cooke
PetoJohn Dagleish
Falstaff's BoyGeorge Sargeant
ProducerRupert Ryle-Hodges
DirectorThea Sharrock
AuthorWilliam Shakespeare

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