Coming soon to TV: Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Hugh Bonneville, David Harewood, Christopher Plummer, and Joseph Fiennes have signed up to study the works of Shakespeare in a new documentary series, My Shakespeare.
Introducing the cast of the second series of The Hollow Crown
Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III. Sophie Okonedo has been cast as Queen Margaret across all three films. Hugh Bonneville will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Sally Hawkins his wife Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI part 1. Keeley Hawes plays Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III and Tom Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI in parts 1 and 2.
In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of JULIUS CAESAR at the Donmar placed the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of ‘who owns Shakespeare?’ In the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one girl speak in public for the first time. It couldn’t end there.
HENRY IV marks the return of Phyllida Lloyd, the reunion of the director with Harriet Walter and the second instalment in what will be a trilogy of works at the Donmar from these major artists.
What makes a king? What makes a father? Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country.
This production is generously supported by Miranda Curtis. Education and Outreach generously supported by Kathleen J Yoh.
"On Sunday 25 May The Duchess of Malfi will be broadcast on BBC4 at 8pm. There will be an introduction to the film presented by Andrew Marr.
This is the first time a fully candlelit theatre performance will be broadcast on television and the first time Malfi has been broadcast since the 1970s. Don’t miss it!”