Let us tell sad stories of the death of kings. And let the kings be played by the hottest guys in the land.
These four new productions of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V were produced last year by Sam Mendes for BBC Two. Yes, in this trailer you spot Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, David Morrissey, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Irons, and Tom Hiddleston. (James Purefoy is in this, too, but I don’t see him in the trailer.)