The BBC today released the first image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III from the upcoming The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses from Neal Street Productions. The new series of films (which are set to air on BBC 2 in 2016) will comprise Henrv VI Part I and II and Richard III. Benedict will be appearing in Henry VI Part II and Richard III. It was announced today that Andrew Scott (best known as Moriarty in Sherlock) will be appearing in Henry VI Part II and Richard III as King Louis.
Also appearing in Richard III are Judi Dench as Richard’s mother, Keeley Hawes as Queen Elizabeth, Ben Daniels as Buckingham, James Fleet as Hastings and Phoebe Fox as Lady Anne.
In other news Benedict is on the front of this week’s Time Out magazine promoting The Imitation Game which opens the London Film Festival next week. You can read the interview on-line here and we have a competition to win 1 of 50 copies kindly provided by Time Out here.