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Henry VI Part 2 

Five years on the country is in the midst of civil war with Suffolk and Buckingham among the casualties at the battle of St Albans and the triumphant Plantagenet claiming the throne for the... See full summary »

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Dominic Cooke

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Ben Power
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Armstrong ... Grieving Father
Jamie Ballard Jamie Ballard ... Grieving Son
Archie Bradfield Archie Bradfield ... Young Ned
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Richard
Ben Daniels ... Buckingham
Alan David Alan David ... Bishop of Ely
Adrian Dunbar ... Plantagenet
James Fleet ... Hastings
Phoebe Fox ... Anne
Mariah Gale ... Lady Bona
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ... Shepherd II
Tom Godwin ... Shepherd I
Barney Harris ... Ned
Keeley Hawes ... Queen Elizabeth
Angus Imrie ... Edmund
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Five years on the country is in the midst of civil war with Suffolk and Buckingham among the casualties at the battle of St Albans and the triumphant Plantagenet claiming the throne for the Yorkists. To avoid further bloodshed Henry agrees to make Plantagenrt his heir on his death, angering queen Margaret, who shocks her husband with a violent counter action. However the Yorkists triumph with Edward IV crowned king. Henry, descending into madness, is imprisoned in the Tower of London whilst Margaret and her son seek sanctuary in France. Yet Edward is not without his opponents, led by Margaret, whom he routs at the battle of Tewkesbury, aided by his brothers George, Duke of Clarence and Richard of Gloucester, a victory which will seal Henry's fate since Richard has ambitions of his own. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History

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TV-14

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18 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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This is the second time that Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are working together. The first time was on acclaimed show Sherlock. See more »

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Amazing Adaptation!
16 July 2018 | by reducedscSee all my reviews

If your measure of a Shakespearean production is its fidelity to the text, then this will disappointment. But this film *adaptation* is a brilliant streamlining of Shakespeare's massive and overlong trilogy. Tom Sturridge and Sophie Okonedo, in particular, bring great insight and power to their roles. A wonderful interpretation of a rarely produced play.


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