Hollow Crown: War of Roses Begins Production

Principal photography is now underway on “The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses,” the upcoming second set of telemovies based on Shakespeare’s historical plays. Neal Street, Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen are producing the project for BBC Two with shooting to take place in locations around the UK.

The three film adaptations cover Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III. Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are already set for the project which will be transmitted on PBS.

Also announced today are Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfield, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson.

The first official image is also out of actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in the production. You can see that below:

Source: BBC Two