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"The Hollow Crown" Richard II (2012)

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The Hollow Crown: Season 1: Episode 1 -- 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.


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Original Air Date:
30 June 2012 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Fey,vain and foolish,young Richard initiates his downfall by banishing Henry Bolingbroke and the Earl... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rupert Goold 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rupert Goold  screenplay
Ben Power 
William Shakespeare  play "Richard II"

Produced by
Pippa Harris .... executive producer
David Horn .... executive producer
Sam Mendes .... executive producer
Gareth Neame .... executive producer
Rupert Ryle-Hodges .... producer
Original Music by
Adam Cork 
Cinematography by
Danny Cohen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Trevow Waite 
Casting by
Maggie Lunn 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
Art Direction by
Jane Harwood 
Ben Smith 
Set Decoration by
Sarah Whittle 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
Makeup Department
Sidony Etherton .... hair and make up trainee
Renata Gilbert .... makeup artist
Florence May Carter .... make-up and hair: dailies
Sangeet Prabhaker .... special makeup effects
Lesley Smith .... makeup artist
Jeremy Woodhead .... make-up and hair designer
Production Management
Julian Mort Davies .... unit manager
Nathan Flaher .... unit manager
Sam Lucas .... post-production supervisor
Richard May .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heidi Gower .... third assistant director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Chris Stoaling .... second assistant director
Charlie Waller .... second second assistant director
Henry Witten .... assistant director
Art Department
George Ausburger .... carpenter
Jon Bates .... stand-by props
Laura Conway-Gordon .... standby art director
Russell Eade .... painter
David Engleman .... carpenter
Tone Gibbs .... storeman
Rohan Harris .... scenic artist
John Hext .... painter
Nigel Kirk .... head painter
Jason Line .... scenic artist
Johnny Mann .... sculptor
Jono Moles .... construction coordinator
Jono Moles .... construction manager
Lucy Moles .... construction buyer
Barnaby Papworth .... head carpenter
Kathryn Pyle .... production buyer
Caradoc Rouse .... carpenter
Jo Sansom .... assistant art director
Ben Smith .... supervising art director
Don Sturgeon .... prop maker
Mike Syson .... props
Nick Thomas .... property master
Sound Department
Antony Bayman .... sound effects editor
Ben Collinson .... sound assistant
Simon Diggins .... adr mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer
Tim Fraser .... sound mixer
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Rob Humpage .... mix technical assistant
Keith Marriner .... adr editor
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Julien Pirrie .... foley recordist/editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Roden .... sound
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Philip Syvertsen .... re-recording engineer
Christopher Wilson .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Mike Crowley .... special effects technician
Andy Fordham .... prosthetic sculptor
Graham Hills .... senior sfx technician
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Simon Carr .... visual effects supervisor
Max Dennison .... matte painting supervisor
David Emeny .... digital compositor
Marc Hutchings .... senior compositor: Reliance
Rick McMahon .... visual effects artist
Collette Nunes .... visual effects editor
Simon Payne .... lead cg artist: Reliance Mediaworks London
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist
Ben Turner .... digital compositor
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Paul Howell .... stunt double
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Ian van Temperley .... stunt double: James Purefoy
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Bevan .... first assistant camera
Nick Briggs .... still photographer
Ben Brown .... second assistant camera
Robbie Bryant .... assistant camera
Kriss Dallimore .... second assistant camera: dailies
Andrea Fishburn .... data wrangler
Mark Hanlon .... best boy
Mark Hutchings .... rigging gaffer
Andy Long .... gaffer
Max MacGechan .... camera trainee
Alex Mott .... key grip
Zac Nicholson .... camera operator
Adam Shell .... digital imaging technician
Charlie Wall .... grip: "b" camera
Casting Department
Darren Baba .... extras casting assistant
Vicki Thomson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Crawshaw .... principal costume standby
Nigel Egerton .... wardrobe supervisor
Stephen Kill .... leather worker
Emma O'Loughlin .... costume trainee
Anna Reynolds .... costume assistant
Rebecca Tredget .... costume daily
Editorial Department
Rebecca Lloyd .... assistant editor
Sion Penny .... on-line editor
Music Department
Simon Changer .... score recording and mix engineer
Transportation Department
Ray Ambler .... unit driver
Mark Beeton .... transportation captain
Other crew
Stewart Allen .... floor runner
Sarah Aspinall .... publicist
Pip Ayers .... epk producer
Jenny Brassett .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Brizzell .... accounts assistant
Paula Casarin .... script supervisor
Sam Creed .... runner
Sara Doughty .... script supervisor: daily
Lucia Foster Found .... aerial operations coordinator
Janice Hadlow .... commissioned by
Kimberley Hikaka .... production executive
Dan Hillsdon .... financial controller
Nicky James .... location manager
Ian Johnson .... publicist
Amy King .... base runner
Kassiani Koufaki .... production runner
Richard May .... location scout
Jon Rowe .... assistant coordinator
Will Samuelson .... helicopter camera pilot
Ben Stephenson .... commissioned by
Joel Stokes .... producers asssistant
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager (uncredited)
Rob Umney .... unit medic (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Directed by
Richard Eyre (episode director)
Rupert Goold (episode director)
Thea Sharrock (episode director)
Production CompaniesDistributors
  • BBC2 (2012) (UK) (TV)
Other Companies

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Did You Know?

Pembroke castle, the castle with the large tower in the film, was inherited by Richard the second following the death, in a jousting accident, of its owner John Hastings in 1389. Pembroke castle was the birthplace of the real King Henry 7th in 1457.See more »
Anachronisms: A character uses a telescope. Richard II died in 1400. The telescope was not invented until 200 years later.See more »
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
well....., 15 November 2013
Author: keshby3636 from texas

I would have found this an excellent film except for the fact that I could not get behind Whishaw portrayal of Richard II as effeminate if not gay with all the men he eyes and surrounds himself with, shallow king who seems to view himself as a contemporary Christlike figure. I cringe as I watched the veteran actors strong characterizations against what I found a weak and disappointing interpretation of Shakespeare by Whishaw who is a good actor. I confess I didn't like him in Bright Star either. Horrible take on Keats but that's for another review! I must also say I was let down by Patrick Stewart's "other eden" monologue. I felt very little emotion when he spoke the famous lines. A nod to Rory Kinnear who quietly gave a great performance. A very underrated actor that I hope to see in more Shakespeare brought to screen. I also enjoyed watching David Suchet, who did an excellent job. Still, it's worth seeing as my opinion is just opinion!

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