Further casting announced for BBC Two’s Richard III
An amazing cast of talented british actors will join Benedict in Richard III
The film adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous drama Richard III as part of the BBC Two’s Shakespeare project assembles some of the best British actors.
As announced today the wonderful Dame Judi Dench, as the Duchess of York, will join Benedict who plays Richard III.
Furthermore we can look forward to an additional talented cast for the second part of “The Hollow Crown” series:
Sophie Okonedo (Queen Margaret)
Hugh Bonneville (Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester)
Sally Hawkins (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester)
Keeley Hawes (Queen Elizabeth, in Henry VI, see Part 2)
Tom Sturridge (Henry VI)
Pippa Harris, executive producer for Neal Street Productions, about the cast:
“To have the chance to work with some of Britain’s most talented actors is a dream come true. We could not be more delighted to have them on board.”
Ben Stephenson, in his Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, said: “Building on the critical success of The Hollow Crown, this extraordinary cast and production team wants to raise the bar of British drama once more and build on BBC Two’s reputation for distinctive drama. ”
More information can be found here: Richard III