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Henry IV, Part 1 is the second of four episodes in The Hollow Crown TV series aired in 2012 and produced by Sam Mendes. Richard Eyre directed this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play and adapted the screenplay. The other two episodes are: Richard II; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V.


Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV
Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal
Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff
Julie Walters as Mistress Quickly
Alun Armstrong as Northumberland
Joe Armstrong as Hotspur

Wikipedia entry on The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 episodes:,_Part_I_and_Part_II_%28TV_films%29

Wikipedia entry on the play of Henry IV, Part 1:,_Part_1

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    The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1

    Eyre, Richard | Productions
    United Kingdom

    Prince Hal is summoned to Court

    Note: Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) has been summoned to the Court at Westminster by his Father, Henry IV (Jeremy Irons). The King will not tolerate Hal's recent exploits in the company of Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) & Poins (David Dawson). Rebellion threatens the security of the Monarchy and Henry IV cannot afford to let the heir to the throne continue with such disreputable behaviour.