Henry V  



The great adventure of a king who defied the odds to prove himself a man.

Henry V (1989)

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Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Kenneth Branagh

Release Date: 1989-10-05
Status: Released
Run time: 137 min / 2:17
Budget: $9,000,000
Production Companies : BBC Films, Renaissance Films, Samuel Goldwyn Company
Production Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: 1989-10-05
Status: Released
Run time: 137 min / 2:17
Budget: $9,000,000

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Kenneth Branagh
as Henry V
Derek Jacobi
as Chorus
Brian Blessed
as Exeter
James Larkin
as Bedford
Paul Scofield
as French King
Emma Thompson
as Katherine
Judi Dench
as Mistress Quickly
Simon Shepherd
as Duke Humphrey of Gloucester
James Simmons
as Duke Edward of York
Charles Kay
as Archbishop of Canterbury
Alec McCowen
as Bishop of Ely
Fabian Cartwright
as Earl Richard of Cambridge
Stephen Simms
as Lord Henry Scroop
Jay Villiers
as Sir Thomas Grey
Ian Holm
as Captain Fluellen
Danny Webb
as Gower
Michael Williams
as Williams
Jimmy Yuill
as Jamy
Paul Gregory
as Westmoreland
Edward Jewesbury
as Sir Thomas Erpingham
John Sessions
as Macmorris
Shaun Prendergast
as Bates
Richard Briers
as Lieutenant Bardolph
Robbie Coltrane
as Sir John Falstaff
Christian Bale
as Robin the Luggage-Boy
Geraldine McEwan
as Alice
Michael Maloney
as Louis the Dauphin
Richard Clifford
as Duke Charles of Orleans
David Parfitt
as Messenger
Christopher Ravenscroft
as Montjoy

Crew

Directing Kenneth Branagh Director
Writing Kenneth Branagh Screenplay
Writing William Shakespeare Novel
Production Stephen Evans Executive Producer
Production Bruce Sharman Producer
Sound Patrick Doyle Original Music Composer
Camera Kenneth MacMillan Director of Photography
Editing Michael Bradsell Editor

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  • Kenneth Branagh makes his feature-film directorial debut with this adaptation of William Shakespeare's +Henry V. After the Chorus (Derek Jacobi) introduces the play, young king of England Henry V (Kenneth Branagh) begins an angry dialogue with King Charles of France (Paul Scofield).

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  • Henry V review – astonishing gender-switched reinvigoration ... Ben Wiggins as Princess Katherine and Joy Richardson as Alice in Henry V ... reviews Share on ...

  • Barring a fanfare and rousing rendition of “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” to greet the Webb Ellis trophy as it passed through Stratford last month in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup, there’s been little advance hype about this Henry V. And yet, to my mind, this exemplary ...

  • There's a boldness to Branagh's Henry V, which shows off the cinematic possibilities of Shakespeare without a lot of distracting razzle-dazzle.

  • Shakespeare worried — or pretended to worry — about whether the “wooden O” of the Globe Theater could house a pivotal battle. The director Robert O’Hara has only 12 square feet of carpet to work with in his swift, sometimes stumbling production of “Henry V” for the Public Theater’s ...

  • Shakespeare's "Henry V" is a favorite play of the British in times of national crisis, and in 1944, during the darkest days of World War II, Laurence Olivier directed and starred in it as a patriotic call to the barricades.

  • Henry V goes on his journey to Agincourt, and indeed to his famous victory with a tiny consortium of people that is not grand or epic but rather non-sensical, how did they win the battle of Agincourt? Henry V provides the necessary thespian talent but it is ravaged by its lack of coherency and piece-meal offerings of epicness.