|Henry IV, Part I|
Henry IV, Part II
|Based on||Henry IV, Part 1|
Henry IV, Part 2
by William Shakespeare
|Screenplay by||Richard Eyre|
|Directed by||Richard Eyre|
|Theme music composer||Stephen Warbeck|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Production||Neal Street Productions|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Preceded by||Richard II|
|Followed by||Henry V|
Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II are 2012 British television films based on the plays of the same name by William Shakespeare. They are the second and third films in the series of television films called The Hollow Crown produced by Sam Mendes for BBC Two covering the second set of plays in Shakespeare's Henriad. They were directed and adapted by Richard Eyre and star Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV, Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff and Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal. Much of the two films' cast and crew overlap and the plot flows directly from the first to the second.
Actors appear in both parts unless noted.
Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II were filmed simultaneously from January to March 2012. The films were shot on location and at Ealing Studios in London, where the Boar's Head Tavern set was created. Scenes at Henry IV's court in the Palace of Westminster were filmed at Gloucester Cathedral.Caerphilly Castle in Wales was used both for the scenes set at Warkworth Castle and for the meeting with Glendower. The Battle of Shrewsbury was filmed in a field near Rickmansworth during a winter snowfall. Although the battle took place in July, director Richard Eyre said he was delighted by the result: "The grass of the English landscape tends to subvert the violence of battle, so the snow turned the setting into this monochromatic world."
Henry IV, Part I aired on BBC2 on Saturday, 7 July 2012. The start time was delayed by an hour because of coverage of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, and the film was subsequently repeated on Sunday, 8 July on BBC4.Henry IV, Part II aired the following Saturday, 14 July.