British History, Culture & Sports, History of Freedom, Heroes, Inventors, Brits at their, English country scene

Blog Home | All Posts

Shakespeare Olympiad


The BBC will screen Richard II, Henry IV parts I and II, and Henry V, from late June on BBC2 as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Ben Whishaw will play Richard II. Jeremy Irons will play Henry IV; Simon Russell Beale, Falstaff; Tom Hiddleston, Prince Hal; Patrick Stewart, John of Gaunt; Julie Walters, Mistress Quickly; and Lindsay Duncan, the Duchess of York. . .all leaping on Shakespeare's high bar to our delight.

Post a comment

(Please do give us your name or the name you write under in the form below and your URL if you have one. Your comment may take a little time to appear. Thanks for waiting.)