Richard II


BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare with a stellar cast featuring John Gielgud and Derek Jacobi. When King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray over a dispute, he sows the seeds of his own downfall. Bolingbroke invades England, forcing the vain King to abdicate the throne, and rebellion ensues.


Richard II

 Derek Jacobi

John of Gaunt

 John Gielgud

Henry Bolingbroke

 Jon Finch

Duchess of York

 Wendy Hiller

Duke of York

 Charles Gray

Duchess of Gloucester 

 Mary Morris

Duke of Northumberland 

 David Swift

Bishop of Carlisle

 Clifford Rose

Duke of Aumerle

 Charles Keating

Thomas Mowbray

 Richard Owens

Queen  Janet Maw


Director David Giles

William Shakespeare


Cedric Messina

Fight Arranger 

Terry Wright

Production Design        

Tony Abbott

Costume Design 

Robin Fraser-Paye


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