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Henry IV, Part 2 is the third 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 three episodes are: Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; 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

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 2:,_Part_2

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    The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2

    Eyre, Richard | Productions
    United Kingdom

    "The days we have seen"

    Note: Henry IV faces another rebellion despite victory at Shrewsbury. Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) takes up a commission to raise soldiers for the Royal cause. Falstaff travels to Gloucestershire and visits his old acquaintance Justice Shallow (David Bamber) in order to secure men to fight. Falstaff and Shallow sit by the fire and look back to the days of their youth.