Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.


David Michôd
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Glynn-Carney ... Hotspur
Gábor Czap ... Scot Soldier
Tom Fisher ... Northumberland
Edward Ashley ... Cambridge
Steven Elder ... Dorset
Stephen Fewell Stephen Fewell ... Grey
Sean Harris ... William
Ivan Kaye ... Scrope
Tom Lawrence ... Westmoreland
Ben Mendelsohn ... King Henry IV
Timothée Chalamet ... Hal
Joel Edgerton ... Falstaff
Josef Davies Josef Davies ... Beale
Roderick Hill ... Cloaked Man
Niké Kurta ... Molly

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Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Written by Netflix

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Rated R for some strong violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Ivan Kaye and Sean Harris both starred in all three seasons of The Borgias (2011). See more »


When Prince Henry and Hotspur are first fighting in full armor, modern rubber soles are visible on their feet. See more »


The Dauphin of France: [Hal enters the tent] Ahh!
[drums impatiently with fingers]
The Dauphin of France: Your majesty!
[smiles and picks up his glass]
The Dauphin of France: Ah. To your little... victory!
The Dauphin of France: Ah. You wonder why I have come? Hm? Do you wonder this? I have not come to offer you surrender, if that is what you're hoping. I have come to describe for you your end days. The screams of your men as they die. Slow. And so, King of, uh, England - you seem so intent on making France your new home. So let me help you. I will drain your body of its blood and ...
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The King
15 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

WHEN OPERA BECOMES REALITY / One of Netflix's strongest titles. The work simply becomes reality and it is like being in the theater all the time and time flies. A stellar cast that plays its part in a credible and passionate way. Timothée, once again, confirms to be one of the most promising stars of the current decade and Michod has only done what was not done since the days of Ridley Scott's Gladiator.

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