Hugh Bonneville

'The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses' is bloody, muddy, loud and grand

'The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses' is bloody, muddy, loud and grand

Shakespeare is the guy, your one-stop author for every sort of person and condition and situation — everything you need to comprehend the strange, messy richness of human life is encompassed within his collected works. Four centuries on, we’re still stealing from and staging him.

Three years after the BBC filmed the four Elizabethan docudramas known as “The Henriad” —  “Richard II,” “Henry IV” (parts 1 and 2) and “Henry V”  — as “The Hollow Crown,” it picks up the history with “The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses,” which premieres in the...

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