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Old 09-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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"The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses" BBC Series

New BBC series The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses.

the cast includes
Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III
Dame Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York
Hugh Bonneville as Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester


Benedict Cumberbatch gives horse-riding a go in first look Richard III photos - News - TV & Radio - The Independent

Judi Dench and Hugh Bonneville join Benedict Cumberbatch for BBC Shakespeare adaptations - News - TV & Radio - The Independent
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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III


First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III | Anglophenia | BBC America
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I hope it shows over here!
As per the BBC we'll have to wait until 2016!
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As per the BBC we'll have to wait until 2016!
Really? That´s a long time, I was expected it for next year...

I want to watch it too. B Cumberbatch is a great actor and I like Richard III as historical figure. This should be good.
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Here's a little more information on the project

Hollow Crown Fans - BBC Announces Shakespeare Project for 2016 - BBC Announces Shakespeare Project for 2016


Cast


Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III
Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret
Keeley Hawes as Elizabeth of York
Tom Sturridge as Henry VI
Adrian Dunbar as Plantagenet
Geoffrey Streatfeild as Edward IV
Stuart McQuarrie as Vernon
Kyle Soller as Clifford
Lucy Robinson as Young Cecily
Stanley Townsend as the Earl of Warwick
Anton Lesser as the Duke of Exeter
Ben Miles as the Duke of Somerset
Jason Watkins as the Duke of Suffolk
Phoebe Fox as Anne
Andrew Scott as King Louis
Dame Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York
Sam Troughton as George,Duke of Clarence
Ben Daniels as Duke of Buckingham
James Fleet as Baron Hastings
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Principal photography begins on The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses

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I am really looking forward to seeing this. The cast list is superb.
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Yes I am too Breffney,the cast is very impressive especially Dame Judi Dench!
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Yes I am too Breffney,the cast is very impressive especially Dame Judi Dench!
And we can thank Benedict that Judi has come on board. !

Judi Dench to star with Benedict Cumberbatch in Shakespeare - Telegraph
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Benedict Cumberbatch gets back to work as he brings doomed King Richard III to life during atmospheric shoot

enedict Cumberbatch brings King Richard III to life during atmospheric shoot* | Daily Mail Online
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BBC accused of sexing up Shakespeare after adding sex scenes to new £6m epic


BBC accused of sexing up Shakespeare after adding sex scenes to new £6m epic
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Hugh Bonneville as the Duke of Gloucester in the lavish BBC2 show The Hollow Crown.

Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville caught up in sex scene TV row in BBC's Bonneville | Daily Mail Online
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I am pleased to have found this thread. Did anyone watch this, and what did you think ?
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I watched the entire series, and found all of it unbelievably good, and was riveted throughout.
Every actor was well cast, but of the many standout performances, the VERY best was Sophie Okonedo, as Margaret of Anjou.
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I only watched the first episode of "The Hollow Crown". I am sure it is going to be a really good TV drama. The acting and costumes are amazing.
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A chilling end to The Hollow Crown, series two, review

A chilling end to The Hollow Crown, series two, review
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"A chilling end" ? I don't know why, everyone knows the end, although I must admit the "history" sites have been working overtime pointing out the errors. This is Shakespeare not history, it is drama. And very good drama .
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