Cultural depictions of Henry V of England

Henry V of England has been depicted in popular culture a number of times.



Henry has been portrayed on screen by:


Henry has been portrayed a number of times on television, mainly in versions of Shakespeare's plays. He has been played by:

  • Robert Hardy in the BBC series An Age of Kings (1960), which contained all the history plays from Richard II to Richard III
  • Lars Lind in Henrik IV (1964), a Swedish version of Henry IV
  • David Gwillim in the BBC Shakespeare versions of both parts of Henry IV and Henry V (1979)
  • Michael Pennington in the BBC series The Wars of the Roses (1989), which included all of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the English Shakespeare Company
  • Jonathan Firth in a BBC film, Henry IV (1995), a version of Shakespeare's plays
  • Martin Clunes in the BBC humorous film The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999)
  • Tom Hiddleston in the BBC's The Hollow Crown series of television films including: Richard II, Henry IV - Part 1 & Henry IV - Part 2 (2012)

Video games

King Henry V is a non-playable character in the video game Bladestorm: The Hundred Year War, in which he is a primary backing ally to the renowned Black Prince of England.

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