Andrew Scott joins Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown


Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott has joined BBC Two’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.

BBC Two is working on three films as part of this second The Hollow Crown series of Shakespeare’s historical plays: Richard III and Henry VI in two parts. Our favourite Moriarty will take on the role of  King Louis in the channel’s upcoming adaptations of Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Richard III, which star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III.

Also newly confirmed for the cast are Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, Adrian Dunbar as Plantagenet and Ben Daniels as Buckingham who are joined by previously announced actors Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge. For the seconds roll out of this series the BBC have spared no expense and recruited some of acting’s greats.

The original The Hollow Crown series was broadcast in 2012, and included Richard IIHenry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II and Henry V. This time around Dominic Cooke will direct all three films, with Ben Power adapting the plays for the screen and Rupert Ryle-Hodges producing.


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