PG certificateHenry V is a Film programme that first aired in 1989 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Henry V is a 4 star programme

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Henry V (1989)

Directed by
Kenneth Branagh

This is the passionate and visually dramatic screen adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play about the courageous king's invasion of France and the historic Battle of Agincourt.

The young king Henry V (Kenneth Branagh) of England, intending to tax the english church, is sent off to war by the bishops to enforce the claim to France.

The King, thus sure of devine blessing for his cause, wages war on the French all too proud in overpowing strength in the famous Battle of Agincourt..

After the Battle, the French King has to give his daughter as a peace offering. In a bitter satire, this political marriage is then portrayed as the happy ending joining the two recent lovers.

This was Kenneth Branagh's astonishing directorial debut which won an Oscar for Best Costume Design

Genre: Film

Running Time: 160 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1989

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Derek JacobiDerek Jacobi...Chorus
Image for Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh...Henry V
Simon Shepherd...Gloucester
James Larkin...Bedford
Image for Brian BlessedBrian Blessed...Exeter
James Simmons...York
Charles Kay...Canterbury
Alec McCowen...Ely
Fabian Cartwright...Cambridge
Stephen Simms...Scroop
Jay Villiers...Grey
Edward Jewesbury...Erpingham
Image for Ian HolmIan Holm...Fluellen
Danny Webb...Gower
Jimmy Yuill...Jamy
John Sessions...Macmorris
Shaun Prendergast...Bates
Patrick Doyle...Court
Michael C. Williams...Williams
Image for Richard BriersRichard Briers...Bardolph