is a 1989
film based upon the Shakespeare play
. It stars Derek Jacobi
, Kenneth Branagh
, Brian Blessed, Ian Holm
, Robbie Coltrane
, Christian Bale
, Dame Judi Dench
, Paul Scofield
and Emma Thompson
. It was produced by Bruce Sharman with the British Broadcasting Corporationnd Renaissance Films.
The movie was adapted and directed by Branagh. It is considered to be grittier than the Laurence Olivier film (see: Henry V (1946 movie)), but to offer little more in the way of realism.
Phyllis Dalton won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and the film was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kenneth Branagh) and Best Director.
The film was shot entirely in sequence.