Fri, 09/27/2013 - 9:00pm
Watch Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal and Jeremy Irons as his father in Shakespeare’s history play.
The heir to the throne, Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston), defies his father, King Henry (Jeremy Irons), by spending his time at Mistress Quickly’s (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The king is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal’s rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), Hotspur’s father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). In the face of this danger to the state, Prince Hal joins his father to defeat the rebels at the Battle of Shrewsbury and kill Hotspur in hand-to-hand combat. Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) plays Hotspur’s wife, Kate Percy. GREAT PERFORMANCES: “The Hollow Crown – Henry IV, Part 1” airs Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Part 2 airs Friday, October 4.
Joe Armstrong as Hotspur, Michelle Dockery as Kate Percy - Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt © Neal Street Productions