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Henry V (1979)

The Life of Henry the Fifth (original title)
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director:

David Giles

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Abineri ... Bishop of Ely
Robert Ashby Robert Ashby ... Earl of Salisbury
Trevor Baxter ... Archbishop of canterbury
Rod Beacham Rod Beacham ... Earl of Warwick
Jocelyne Boisseau Jocelyne Boisseau ... Katherine
Simon Broad Simon Broad ... Herald
Alan Brown Alan Brown ... Governor of Harfleur
Brenda Bruce ... Hostess
John Bryans John Bryans ... Duke of Bourbon
David Buck David Buck ... Earl of Westmoreland
Ronald Chenery Ronald Chenery ... Messenger
Roger Davenport Roger Davenport ... Duke of Clarence
Keith Drinkel Keith Drinkel ... Lewis, the Dauphin
Rob Edwards Rob Edwards ... Duke of Bedford
Ronald Forfar Ronald Forfar ... Bates
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director John Giles and production designer Don Homfray both felt this episode should look noticeably different from the two Henry IV plays. Whilst they had been focused on rooms and domestic interiors, Henry V was focused on large open spaces. As such, because they could not shoot on location, and because creating realistic reproductions of such spaces in a studio was impossible, they decided to take a more stylized approach to production design than had hitherto been seen in the series. Ironically however, the finished product ended up looking more realistic that either of them had anticipated, or desired. See more »

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Version of Whatever Next?: Episode #2.3 (1970) See more »

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Now available at AMAZON UK on DVD
30 August 2006 | by ikinalSee all my reviews

The complete Shakespeare set is now available at Amazon UK for a fairly low price of about $250 - depending upon exchange rates. Note the price they quote is NOT the price you pay, since it includes VAT. Shipping is only a few pounds, and takes less than a week. The amazing set includes ALL 37 plays in a compact box.

The only SLIGHT problem is that it's REGION 2 encoded.

To get around that problem, go to your favorite auction web site, and search for multi-region code free.

There, you should find sales of instructions on how to convert MOST DVD players to region-free players -fairly simply, as part of setup.

If for some reason, your player is not included in the list then consider picking up an inexpensive one -I managed to get one for $30, including shipping.


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