For three consecutive Sundays at 9 PM, beginning December 11 through December 25, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of The Roses—which includes Shakespeare’s Henry VI (Part 1), Henry VI (Part 2), and Richard III—will air on PBS/THIRTEEN’s Great Performances.
The latest presentation is a follow up to the 2013 premiere of The Hollow Crown, which included Richard II, Henry IV, Parts I and II, and Henry V.
With direction by Dominic Cooke, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of The Roses features Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III; Tom Sturridge as Henry VI; Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret; Hugh Bonneville as Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York; Sally Hawkins as Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester; and Keeley Hawes as Queen Elizabeth.
Also featured are Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, Andrew Scott as King Louis, Jason Watkins as Suffolk, Samuel West as the Bishop of Winchester, Stanley Townsend as Warwick, Adrian Dunbar as Plantagenet, Geoffrey Streatfeild as Edward IV, Ben Daniels as Buckingham, Ben Miles as Somerset, Sam Troughton as George, Duke of Clarence, Stuart McQuarrie as Vernon, Anton Lesser as Exeter, Kyle Soller as Clifford, Phoebe Fox as Anne, James Fleet as Hastings, and Lucy Robinson as Young Cecily.
Ben Power has adapted the cycle for the screen.