This week, The British Invasion presents Henry V.
The 1989 British historical drama film was written and directed by Kenneth Branagh in his feature directorial debut, and based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. It stars Branagh in the title role of King Henry V of England, with Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Brian Blessed, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, and Christian Bale in supporting roles.
Henry V received widespread critical acclaim when it was released, and is considered one of the best Shakespeare screen adaptations ever made. Among its numerous accolades, the film earned three nominations at the 62nd Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor for Branagh. It won for Best Costume Design.
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