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The Hollow Crown: Richard II

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In this adaptation of RICHARD II, Ben Whishaw (The Hour) plays King Richard II with Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) as his challenger, Bolingbroke. John of Gaunt is played by Patrick Stewart (Macbeth), with David Suchet (Poirot) as The Duke of York and David Morrissey (South Riding) as Northumberland. Tom Hughes (Silk) is Aumerle, and Mowbray is played by James Purefoy (Rome). Clemence Poesy (Harry Potter) plays the role of Queen Isabella and Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland) plays The Duchess of York. It is directed by Rupert Goold who co-adapted the play with Ben Power.
 

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