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The Sun in Splendour (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Sun in Splendour
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry VI, Part 3 (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 4-5 of King Henry VI, Pt. 3. The thirteenth installment in An Age of Kings (see also numbers 157-9, 178-9, 185, 188, 190-1, 485-6, and 505-6). For background, see The Hollow Crown (485), which is based on Richard II and which is therefore the first episode in the series

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

HastingsDavid Andrews
MessengersJeremy Bisley
MontagueAdrian Brine
Richard Of GloucesterPaul Daneman
RiversKenneth Farrington
ClarencePatrick Garland
SomervilleTony Garnett
King Edward IVJulian Glover
Prince Of WalesJohn Greenwood
WatchmenTimothy Harley
CastTimothy Harley
Lady BonaTamara Hinchco
OxfordRobert Lang
ExeterTerence Lodge
Margaret Of AnjouMary Morris
CastJohn Ringham
SomersetAlan Rowe
Henry TudorHennie Scott
MessengerJohn Scott
King Henry VITerry Scully
MessengerLeon Shepperdson
PostAnthony Valentine
SoldierTerry Wale
HuntsmanDerek Ware
King Of FranceJohn Warner
ElizabethJane Wenham
Mayor Of YorkJeffry Wickham
Sir John MontgomeryJerome Willis
WarwickFrank Windsor

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell