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"Shakespeare: The Animated Tales" King Richard III (1994)

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William Shakespeare (play)
Leon Garfield (screenplay)
Original Air Date:
2 November 1994 (Season 2, Episode 1)
Embittered by his deformed appearance, Richard of Gloucester schemes, seduces and murders his way to the throne of England. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Antony Sher ... Richard III (voice)

Alec McCowen ... Narrator (voice)

Eleanor Bron ... Duchess of York (voice)

Tom Wilkinson ... Buckingham (voice)
James Grout ... Catesby / Ely (voice)

Sorcha Cusack ... Queen Elizabeth (voice)
Suzanne Burden ... Anne (voice)
Stephen Thorne ... Hastings / Cardinal (voice)

Michael Maloney ... Clarence / Norfolk (voice)
Spike Hood ... Prince Edward (voice)
Hywel Nelson ... Duke of York (voice)
Patrick Brennan ... Richmond / 2nd Murderer (voice)
Philip Bond ... Tyrrel (voice)
Brendan Charleson ... 1st Murderer / Messenger (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Natalya Orlova  (as Natasha Orlova)
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play)

Leon Garfield (screenplay)

Produced by
Elizabeth Babakhina .... executive producer
Michael Chaplin .... associate producer: BBC
Christopher Grace .... executive producer
Theresa Plummer-Andrews .... associate producer: BBC
Michael Sementzov-Ogievski .... line producer (as Michael Sementsov-Ogiyevsky)
Renat Zinnurov .... series producer
Original Music by
Yuri Erikona 
Film Editing by
Marina Komarova 
Production Design by
Peter Kotov 
Production Management
John Cary .... post-production supervisor
Alla Ezhorskaya .... unit manager
Rod Howick .... post-production manager
Huw Walters .... unit manager: S4C
Art Department
Natasha Demidova .... painter
Nadia Smirnova .... painter
Yulia Timokhova .... painter
Natasha Turigina .... painter
Ivan Verbitskiy .... painter (as Ivan Verbitsky)
Sound Department
Terry Brown .... dubbing editor
Billy Mahoney .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Lidia Pekarskaya .... camera operator
Vadim Prudnikov .... camera operator
Animation Department
Sergei Glagolev .... animator
Dmitriy Novoselov .... animator (as Dmitri Novosiolov)
Ivan Verbitskiy .... animator (as Ivan Verbitsky)
Editorial Department
Charlotte Evans .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Elena Chernitskaya .... music editor (as Helena Chernitskaya)
Other crew
Rex Gibson .... advisor (as Dr. Rex Gibson)
Alison Hindell .... voice director
Martin Lamb .... series editor
Igor Markozyan .... production coordinator
Michael Marland .... advisor
Penélope Middleboe .... series editor (as Penelope Middelboe)
Elena Mikhaylova .... script editor (as Helena Mikhailova)
Stanley Wells .... advisor (as Professor Stanley Wells)

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[first lines]
Narrator:King Edward was sick, and so was his kingdom. Family hated family, brother hated brother. And none hated more venomously than Richard, Duke of Gloucester - the world and his brother, the King.
Richard:Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. But I that am deform'd, unfinish'd, have no delight to pass away the time, and therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, am determined to prove a villain...
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