Tom Hiddleston will be taking his acting talents and his well known (and breathlessly whispered) name to PBS to perform in a film adaptation of Shakespeares four works about the time when Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V were on the throne. Hiddleston will play Hal who becomes Henry V. The series will be called “The Hollow Crown” and debuts on September 20. Hiddleston is joined by Ben Wishaw, Q from Skyfall and Jeremy Irons. It will not include every element of the plays, since adapting for the screen means that certain lines and moments do not work as well. I sugget that you watch if you want to impress that girl in your English class or just need to sound like a grown up every once in a while. Check out the preview below and tune in when it premieres on PBS.
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