Henry VI Part 1
The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses

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Against the backdrop of wars in France, the English nobility quarrel. News of the English defeat at Orleans reaches the duke of Gloucester and other nobles. After the funeral of Henry V, his son, the infant Henry VI, is proclaimed king. Seventeen years later, Henry sits on the throne whilst the rivalries at court continue - Plantagenet has learned of his own strong claim to the crown.


Hugh Bonneville
as Gloucester
Adrian Dunbar
as Plantagenet
Michael Gambon
as Mortimer
Sally Hawkins
as Eleanor
Anton Lesser
as Exeter
Ben Miles
as Somerset
Samuel West
as Bishop of Winchester
Tom Beard
as Sir William Lucy
Max Bennett
as John Talbot
Sean Cernow
as Murderer
Pandora Colin
as Joan's Mother
John A. MacKay
as Brakenbury
Lucy Robinson
as Young Cecily
David Troughton
as Young Cecily
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Critic Reviews for Henry VI Part 1

Using the camera to help us gain a greater intimacy with the inner-workings of the characters is one of Eyre's greatest achievements. This allows for performances which simply wouldn't be possible on stage.

Jun 29, 2017 | Full Review…