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Kenneth Branagh makes his feature-film directorial debut with this adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V. After the Chorus (Derek Jacobi) introduces the play, young king of England Henry V (Kenneth Branagh) begins an angry dialogue with King Charles of France (Paul Scofield). The king's son, Dauphin (Michael Maloney), insults Henry and the argument escalates into war. In flashback, Henry is seen as a young man drinking in a tavern with Falstaff (Robbie Coltrane), Bardolph (Richard Briers), Nym (Geoffrey Hutchings), Pistol (Robert Stephens), and Mistress Quickly (Judi Dench). Meanwhile, Henry and his captain, Fluellen (Ian Holm), assemble an army and invade France. The French greatly outnumber the British troops, yet Henry leads them to victory in the Battle of Agincourt after delivering his famous St. Crispin's Day Speech. Throughout this struggle, Henry also courts Katherine (Emma Thompson) and eventually wins her over. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:November 8, 1989

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Phyllis Dalton Best Costume Design 1989 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kenneth Branagh Best Director 1989 Winner
National Board of Review Kenneth Branagh Best Director 1989 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Kenneth Branagh Best New Director 1989 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kenneth Branagh Best Adapted Screenplay 1989 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kenneth Branagh Best Actor 1989 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kenneth Branagh Best Director 1989 Nominee
European Film Academy Kenneth Branagh Best Young European Film 1990 Winner
European Film Academy Kenneth Branagh Best Actor 1990 Winner

Cast

Kenneth Branagh
as Henry V
Derek Jacobi
as Chorus
Brian Blessed
as Duke of Exeter
Ian Holm
as Fluellen
Paul Scofield
as French King
Emma Thompson
as Princess Katherine
Robbie Coltrane
as Falstaff
Michael Maloney
as Dauphin
Geraldine McEwan
as Alice
Alec McCowen
as Bishop of Ely
Simon Shepherd
as Duke of Gloucester
James Larkin
as Bedford
John Sessions
as Capt. MacMorris
Christian Bale
as Falstaff's Boy
Michael Williams
as Williams
Richard Briers
as Lt. Bardolph
Geoffrey Hutchings
as Cpl. Nym
Robert Stephens
as Ancient Pistol
Judi Dench
as Mistress Quickly
Calum Yuill
as Child
James Simmons
as York
Charles Kay
as Archbishop of Canterbury
Fabian Cartwright
as Cambridge
Stephen Simms
as Scroop
Jay Villiers
as Grey
Edward Jewesbury
as Sir Thomas Erpingham
Daniel Webb
as Capt. Glower
Jimmy Yuill
as Jamy
Shaun Prendergast
as Bates
Patrick Doyle
as Court
Richard Clifford
as Duke of Orleans
Colin Hurley
as Grandpre
Richard Easton
as Constable of France
Christopher Ravenscroft
as Mountjoy
David Parfitt
as Messenger
Nicholas Ferguson
as Warwick
Tom Whitehouse
as Talbot
Nigel Greaves
as Duke of Berri
Julian Gartside
as Bretagne
Mark Inman
as Soldier
Jimmy Yuill
as Jamy
Mark Inman
as Soldier
Richard Easton
as Constable of France
Daniel Webb
as Capt. Glower
Julian Gartside
as Bretagne
Nigel Greaves
as Duke of Berri
Shaun Prendergast
as Bates
David Parfitt
as Messenger
Calum Yuill
as Child
Tom Whitehouse
as Talbot
Nicholas Ferguson
as Warwick
Jay Villiers
as Grey
Charles Kay
as Archbishop of Canterbury
Christopher Ravenscroft
as Mountjoy
Fabian Cartwright
as Cambridge
Stephen Simms
as Scroop
Patrick Doyle
as Court
Edward Jewesbury
as Sir Thomas Erpingham
Colin Hurley
as Grandpre
James Simmons
as York
Richard Clifford
as Duke of Orleans

Crew

Kenneth Branagh
Director
Bruce Sharman
Producer
William Shakespeare
Play Author
Kenneth Branagh
Screenwriter
Patrick Doyle
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Bradsell
Editor
Tim Harvey
Production Designer
Norman Dorme
Art Director
David Parfitt
Associate Producer
Stephen Evans
Executive Producer
Phyllis Dalton
Costume Designer
Ian Wingrove
Special Effects
Vic Armstrong
Stunts
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