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The Life of Henry V (1957, Peter Dews)

TitleThe Life of Henry V
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Dews
MediumBlack & white video
Length2 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry V (teleplay)
SeriesTelevision World Theatre


The first in a new series called "Television World Theatre," produced at a cost of £4,069 with a cast of forty-four

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

HostessDella Batchelor
Bardolph/ WilliamsMichael Bates
PistolGeoffrey Bayldon
ScroopPeter Billingsley
BatesJoby Blanshard
CanterburyTony Church
BedfordRichard Coe
KatharinePatricia Creb
IsabelJessica Dunning
ChorusBernard Hepton
GreyHugh Hickson
SalisburyRonald Hines
Charles VIWalter Hudd
AliceNancie Jackson
Constable Of FranceNoel Johnson
FluellenDudley Jones
CambridgePeter Lambert
MacmorrisAllan McClelland
NymRoger Milner
GowerPhilip Morant
Henry VJohn Neville
GloucesterRichard Palmer
WestmorelandGeorge Selway
ErpinghamGeorge Skillan
ExeterJulian Somers
DauphinJohn Wood
MountjoyEdgar Wreford

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Dews
ProducerPeter Dews
ProductionGuy Sheppard

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell