The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown

  • Seasons:
  • 2
  • 1
These stunning adaptations tell the story of three kings, Richard II, Henry IV & Henry V and their battle for survival. Shakespeare's epic yet intimate plays are filmed in the visually breathtaking landscape and architecture of the period. Starring Ben Winshaw, Tom Hiddleston & Jeremy Irons, these rich films feature some of Shakespeare's most memorable and powerful language.
These stunning adaptations tell the story of three kings, Richard II, Henry IV & Henry V and their battle for survival. Shakespeare's epic yet intimate plays are filmed in the visually breathtaking landscape and architecture of the period. Starring Ben Winshaw, Tom Hiddleston & Jeremy Irons, these rich films feature some of Shakespeare's most memorable and powerful language.

Season 1 (4 episodes)

  • 1. Richard II

    Original air date: 06/30/2012 Runtime: 147:54 min.

    Original air date: 06/30/2012 Runtime: 147:54 min. From executive producer Sam Mendes, King Richard II tells the classic story of murder and revenge that led to the fall of England’s royal family.

  • 2. Henry IV - Part I

    Original air date: 07/07/2012 Runtime: 120:05 min.

    Original air date: 07/07/2012 Runtime: 120:05 min. From executive producer Sam Mendes: King Henry IV tries to convince his son Prince Hal to join him in battling uprisings across the country.

  • 3. Henry IV - Part II

    Original air date: 07/07/2012 Runtime: 121:05 min.

    Original air date: 07/07/2012 Runtime: 121:05 min. From executive producer Sam Mendes: King Henry IV, Part 2 reaches the end of his reign amidst rebellion, as his son prepares to take the crown.

  • 4. Henry V

    Original air date: 07/21/2012 Runtime: 138:40 min.

    Original air date: 07/21/2012 Runtime: 138:40 min. From executive producer Sam Mendes: Newly crowned King Henry V (Tom Hiddleston) must overcome incredible odds to win a war with France.