[The Guardian] - New adaptations of four of Shakespeare's history plays will feature The Hour star Ben Whishaw as Richard II and Jeremy Irons as Henry IV, while John Hurt and Julie Walters will appear in Henry V. The adaptations, part of a BBC season of programmes
[Evening Standard] - David Morrissey, James Purefoy, Julie Walters and John Hurt join the casts of a string of new adaptations with Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston each playing one of Shakespeare's kings. Neil MacGregor will explore Shakespeare's world through
[Telegraph.co.uk] - Accompanying them in the cast are Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, David Morrissey, Simon Russell Beale, Julie Walters and a host of other high profile British actors. It was also announced that Elbow will be creating the music for the BBC's Olympic
[Stage] - Simon Russell Beale, John Hurt, Julie Walters, Maxine Peake and Niamh Cusack will appear in television adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, as part of a major season of work celebrating the playwright unveiled by the BBC today.