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"The Hollow Crown" Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)

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The Hollow Crown: Season 1: Episode 3 -- 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.


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Richard Eyre (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
14 July 2012 (Season 1, Episode 3)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Alun Armstrong ... Northumberland

Will Attenborough ... Gloucester
Conrad Asquith ... Bracy

David Bamber ... Shallow

Simon Russell Beale ... Falstaff
Pip Carter ... Gower
Ian Conningham ... Peto
Tom Cornish ... Feeble

Niamh Cusack ... Lady Northumberland

David Dawson ... Poins
Drew Dillon ... Drawer

Michelle Dockery ... Kate Percy

Justin Edwards ... Fang
Henry Faber ... Lancaster
Richard Frame ... Snare
Tom Georgeson ... Bardolph

Iain Glen ... Warwick
John Heffernan ... Francis

Tom Hiddleston ... Prince Hal

Jeremy Irons ... Henry IV
Morgan Jones ... Bullcalf

Nicholas Jones ... Archbiship of York

Michael Keane ... Wart
Adam Kotz ... Hastings
James Laurenson ... Westmoreland
Tim McMullan ... Silence
Billy Matthews ... Falstaff's Page

Geoffrey Palmer ... Lord Chief Justice

Maxine Peake ... Doll Tearsheet

Paul Ritter ... Pistol
Dominic Rowan ... Coleville

Reece Shearsmith ... Davy
Matthew Tennyson ... Clarence

Pip Torrens ... Mowbray

Daniel Tuite ... Shadow

Julie Walters ... Mistress Quickly

Max Wrottesley ... Mouldy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimm Stark ... Street Servant
Jimi James ... Baron's Army Soldier (uncredited)
Adrian Mitchell ... Nobleman (uncredited)
Andy Sanderson ... Nobleman (uncredited)
Santi Scinelli ... Skeleton Army (uncredited)

Julian Seager ... Hercules the Blacksmith (uncredited)

Anthony Webster ... Laughing Beggar (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Richard Eyre 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Eyre  screenplay
William Shakespeare  play

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
Stephen Warbeck 
Cinematography by
Ben Smithard 
Casting by
Maggie Lunn 
Production Design by
Donal Woods 
Art Direction by
Mark Kebby (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Judy Farr 
Costume Design by
Annie Symons 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup artist
Betsan Dafydd .... crowd makeup and hair
Jon Henry Gordon .... hair designer
Jon Henry Gordon .... makeup artist
Debbie Hampson .... make up trainee
Roseanna Larner .... crowd makeup trainee: dailies
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Rupert Simon .... hair and make-up supervisor
Felicity Wright .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ben Hope .... unit manager
Sam Lucas .... post-production supervisor
Richard May .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Batchelor .... additional crowd assistant director
Marcia Clarke .... assistant director
Paul Hayes .... assistant director
Beatrice Manning .... second second assistant director
Gary Richens .... crowd third assistant director
Deborah Saban .... first assistant director
George Taylor .... third assistant director
Art Department
Yasmin Al-Naib .... art department assistant
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster
Laura Conway-Gordon .... standby art director
Steve Deane .... supervising carpenter
Stuart Headley-Read .... stand-by propman
Campbell Mitchell .... stand-by props
Barry Moll .... construction coordinator
Craig Narramore .... props
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Steve Payne .... props
Allen J. Polley .... prop master
Paul Purdy .... property master
Matt Smith .... art department assistant
Don Sturgeon .... prop maker
Chantelle Valentine .... assistant art director
Roger Wilkins .... carpenter
Joseph Wilmott .... carpenter
Nick Wood .... supervising painter
Sound Department
Mark Amicucci .... foley artist
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Lewis Crutch .... sound assistant
Tony Currie .... dialogue and adr supervisor
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Adam Horley .... adr recordist
Julien Pirrie .... foley mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... supervising sound editor
John Rodda .... production sound mixer
Jamie Roden .... sound
Christopher Wilson .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Andy Fraser .... special effects
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor
John Timlin .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Neil Alford .... rotoscope artist
Henning Glabbart .... digital compositor
Jenna Powell .... visual effects producer
Miguel Santana .... roto artist: The Mill
Sam Dent .... horse master (2014)
Paul Howell .... stunt performer
Erol Mehmet .... stunt performer
Camilla Naprous .... horsemaster
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Baker .... "b" camera operator/steadicam
Luke Chidgey .... assistant camera
Adam Coles .... focus puller: a camera
Harry Dibden .... camera trainee: dailies
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... director of photography: second unit
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Robin Horn .... focus puller
Philip Hurst .... best boy
Sashi Kissoon .... camera assistant: a camera
Brad Larner .... focus puller: b-camera
Howard Mills .... assistant camera
Tim Morris .... assistant camera: b camera
Ronan Murphy .... key grip
Barry Quibell .... camera truck driver
Casting Department
Vicki Thomson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Casey .... key costumier
Anthony Drewett .... crowd costume pre-fitter
Françoise Fourcade .... assistant costume designer (as Francoise Fourcade)
Lynsey Harris .... crowd costumer
Elizabeth Healy .... assistant costume designer
Isabella Lopez-Smith .... costume intern
Ilishio Lovejoy .... assistant costume designer
Rebecca McNanus .... costume assistant
Mike Skorepa .... costume supervisor
Clare Vyse .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Michelle Cort .... digital intermediate conform editor
Mark Neale .... assistant editor
Gareth Spensley .... colorist
Katelin Westwood .... data transfer
Steve Owen .... data transfer (uncredited)
Music Department
Andrew Green .... music preparation
Catherine Grieves .... music supervisor
Magnus Mehta .... musician
Lewis Morison .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ray Ambler .... unit driver
Mark Beeton .... transportation captain
Glenn Charter .... driver: cast
Other crew
Sarah Aspinall .... publicist
Pip Ayers .... epk producer
Jenny Brassett .... production coordinator
Matthew Clarke .... assistant location manager
Dylan Davies .... unit medic
Lex Donovan .... location assistant
Alexandra Falleyn .... day runner
Alexandra Falleyn .... runner
Faye Green .... production runner
Blandine Grimaldi .... crowd runner: dailies
Kimberley Hikaka .... production executive
Dan Hillsdon .... financial controller
Ben Hope .... unit manager (credit only)
Ian Johnson .... publicist
Karen Jones .... script supervisor
Kristi McLaren .... second assistant accountant
William O'Toole .... payroll accountant
Jon Rowe .... assistant coordinator
Amanda Stevens .... location manager
Joel Stokes .... producers asssistant
Ewan Taylor .... assistant accountant
Midge Ferguson .... assistant location manager: Wales (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Directed by
Richard Eyre (episode director)
Rupert Goold (episode director)
Thea Sharrock (episode director)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Plenty going on and most of it made pretty clear through the delivery, 15 September 2012
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

I recently watched Henry IV part 1 in this series and was left a little cold by it as I didn't feel that it delivered a great deal to be in terms of meaning and edge and that, while the production values were high and the story was engaging, I felt that the language wasn't as gripping as Shakespeare can be and also that subtext and meaning was not brought out as it should have been. Although not a total success part 2 really does deliver quite a lot and the themes within the material came over more clearly to me. The play sees Prince Hal maturing into the king we know from Henry V while at the same time his father struggles with the manner in which his reign came to be and the fallout from it. Meanwhile Falstaff becomes more of a tragic figure whose only hope is that his lies and supposed connections will somehow pay off.

These character-focused things continue against the backdrop of fallout from the challenge to Henry IV from Wales and it makes for a busy and interesting story which is delivered well in under two hours. Although it spends a lot of time with characters and places that I thought of as "side issues" in part 1, here they are given more meaning – developing character but also shedding light on other plots by virtue of their relation to them. I enjoyed seeing Hal change as a character through the film and mature into something much more regal and suitable for the throne – harsh in some ways but ultimately appearing to act for the greater good. Likewise Falstaff was much more to me than he had been before. From the very start he is more sombre and less of a clown – feeling his age, less confident in his wit and also suffering from ill health. He contrasts very well with the change in Hal and, although tragic, the end of the film makes his fate clear and clearly deserved in the bigger picture.

Originally struggling to forget his role in The Avengers, I liked Hiddleston a lot here, he had a confidence and understanding of his character that perhaps he was not allowed in the tone of the first film. Likewise Irons does better as there is more meat to get his teeth into; of course Beale benefits the same as Falstaff. The supporting cast features quite a few famous faces giving solid supporting performances (Glen, Palmer, Walters etc) and it feels strong in quality without feeling starry for the sake of it.

Having not been overly impressed by the previous two films in the Hollow Crown series, Henry IV part 2 really worked for me; it keeps the same serious tone throughout but it brings more out of the words and characters than I got out of the previous films. The material is more engaging in my opinion, but the version seems to do more with it as well. I am now looking forward to the final part of this series – partly because it will be the first time I have seen Henry V in the context of the previous three plays and not just as a standalone piece.

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