Episodes cast for
"Shakespeare Uncovered" (2012) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2
Year: 2012 | 2015


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Comedies with Joely Richardson

19 June 2012
Joely Richardson investigates (with her mother Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays.

Jade Anouka ... Viola

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself

Joely Richardson ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 2: 'Macbeth' with Ethan Hawke

26 June 2012
Ethan Hawke invites viewers to join him in his quest to play Shakespeare's murderous Thane of Cawdor by uncovering the true story that served as inspiration, immersing himself in some of the most memorable and innovative productions and discovering Shakespeare's extraordinary insights into the criminal mind.

Sean Connery ... Macbeth (archive footage)

Jon Finch ... Macbeth (archive footage)
Tori Sparks ... Lady Macbeth

Patrick Stewart ... Macbeth (archive footage)

Harriet Walter ... Herself

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 3: 'Richard II' with Derek Jacobi

30 June 2012
In returning to the role of a deposed monarch whose crown is taken from him, Derek Jacobi takes a 360-degree view of this great political thriller whose title character he played more than 30 years ago.

John Gielgud ... John of Gaunt (archive footage)

Derek Jacobi ... Himself / Richard II

Patrick Stewart ... John of Gaunt (archive footage)

Ben Whishaw ... Richard II (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 4: The Tempest with Trevor Nunn

3 July 2012
Travel with director Trevor Nunn through the magical, mysterious world of the Bard's last complete play.

Jade Anouka ... Miranda

Michael Benz ... Ferdinand

Pippa Guard ... Miranda (archive footage)

Michael Hordern ... Prospero (archive footage)

Felicity Jones ... Miranda (archive footage)

Helen Mirren ... Herself
Trevor Nunn ... Himself

Christopher Plummer ... Prospero (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 5: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V

7 July 2012
Join Jeremy Irons as he uncovers the enduring appeal of Shakespeare's "history plays."

Kenneth Branagh ... Henry V (archive footage)

David Gwillim ... Hal, Henry V (archive footage)

Tom Hiddleston ... Henry V / Himself

Laurence Olivier ... Henry V (archive footage)

Anthony Quayle ... Falsatff (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 6: Hamlet

17 July 2012
Meet with David Tennant and fellow Hamlets who compare notes on the challenge of playing the iconic role.

Felix Aylmer ... Polonius (archive footage)

Glenn Close ... Gertrude (archive footage)

Mel Gibson ... Hamlet (archive footage)

Ethan Hawke ... Himself

Eileen Herlie ... Gertrude (archive footage)

Jude Law ... Himself

Tom Lawrence ... Horatio

Laurence Olivier ... Hamlet (archive footage)

Patrick Stewart ... Claudius / Ghost of Hamlet's Father (archive footage)

David Tennant ... Himself - Host / Hamlet

David Warner ... Himself

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville

30 January 2015
Hugh Bonneville discusses the enduring appeal of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with Ralph Fiennes, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith.

Hugh Bonneville ... Himself

Ralph Fiennes ... Himself

Sheridan Smith ... Herself

David Walliams ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 2: King Lear with Christopher Plummer

30 January 2015
Christopher Plummer discusses William Shakespeare's King Lear with Jonathan Miller, Ian McKellen and Simmon Russell Beale.

Simon Russell Beale ... Himself

Ian McKellen ... Himself
Jonathan Miller ... Himself

Christopher Plummer ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman

6 February 2015
Morgan Freeman discusses William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.

Sinéad Cusack ... Herself

Morgan Freeman ... Himself

Julia Stiles ... Herself

Tracey Ullman ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 4: Othello with David Harewood

6 February 2015
David Harewood discusses William Shakespeare's Othello with Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles and Patrick Stewart.

David Harewood ... Himself

Adrian Lester ... Himself

Simon Russell Beale ... Himself

Ian McKellen ... Himself

Julia Stiles ... Herself

Patrick Stewart ... Herself
Mary Doherty ... Emilia

Season 2, Episode 5: Anthony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall

13 February 2015
Kim Catrall discusses William Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra with Janet Suzman, Harriet Walker and Vanessa Redgrave.

Kim Cattrall ... Herself

Janet Suzman ... Herself

Harriet Walter ... Herself

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 6: Romeo & Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

13 February 2015
Joseph Fiennes discusses William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad and Stephen Sodenheim.

Orlando Bloom ... Himself

Joseph Fiennes ... Himself

Condola Rashad ... Herself

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself

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