The young king Henry, at 27 ruler of the most powerful country in the medieval world, is riddled with doubt and surrounded by political infighting. The Agincourt campaign was not a neatly assured victory, says Branagh, but a rain-soaked series of blunders, near misses and finally miraculous escape. At the end of which ayoung leader achieves maturity and wisdom at tremendous personal and national cost...

Director's Biography

Born in 1960 in Belfast, Kenneth Branagh studied Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He acts at different theatres and TV productions, is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and writes theatre plays.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Written by: Kenneth Branagh

Produced by: Bruce Sharman

Main Cast: Derek Jacobi (chorus), Kenneth Branagh (King Henry V), Simon Shepherd (Duke Humphrey of Gloucester), James Larkin (Duke John of Bedford), Brian Blessed (Duke Thomas Beaufort of Exeter), James Simmons (Duke Edward of York), Ian Holm (Captain Fluellen), Christian Bale (Robin the luggage-boy), Judi Dench (Mistress Quickly, an innkeeper), Paul Scofield (Charles VI of France), Richard Easton (the Constable of France), Christopher Ravenscroft (Mountjoy, a French herald)

Nominations and Awards

  • Young European Film 1990
  • European Actor 1990