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Maxine Peake as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre (2014) #9

Maxine Peake as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre (2014) #9

From bbc-two:
Ben Whishaw has been cast in the lead role of new espionage thriller #LondonSpy, coming to @BBCTwo next year.
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Ben Whishaw has been cast in the lead role of new espionage thriller #LondonSpy, coming to @BBCTwo next year.

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We challenged our followers to come up with some apt Shakespeare quotes to caption the above image of Benedict Cumberbatch. 
This Mr Darcy inspired photo is by Jason Bell for #giveupclothes, more info HERE: http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/09/benedict-cumberbatch-colin-firth-mr-darcy?mbid=social_twitter
Here are some of the great tweets we had!
"I’ll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall," - Henry VI pt3 (A3, S3) @HollowCrownFans 
"When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide," Hamlet @PyriteSoulfox
"A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart." Merry Wives of Windsor, A3, S4 @mariancole @annehedonia13 
"marry with a king, A bachelor, a handsome stripling too:" - Richard III (A1, S3) @thelifeof_rose
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - Troilus and Cressida @Lisibelle87
"Upon my life, she finds, although I cannot, Myself to be a marv’lous proper man." - Richard III (A1, S2) @HollowCrownFans
 ”Give me leave. Here lies the water. Good. Here stands the man.” (5,1) - Hamlet @SarahTKV
"O Brave new world, that has such people in’t!" - The Tempest @violacariad
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night." - Romeo & Juliet @elizabethrydan
 ”Cupid is a knavish lad thus to make poor females mad.” - Midsummer Nights Dream A3 S2 @quidmalmborg
"Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude…" Henry IV pt2 @BaileyHewitt1
 ”All this I see, and I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.”- Much Ado About Nothing @Lisibelle87
'I will go wash; And when my face is fair, you shall perceive Whether I blush or no' - Coriolanus I,9 @BiblioCleo
"Love’s fire heats water,Water cools not love" - S154 @KGullic
 ”Not all the water in the rough rude sea / Can wash the balm off from an anointed king” - Richard II @MissKateMadison
"He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." - Hamlet @Isayu12
"Most wonderful!" - Twelfth Night @MartaMoren0
"Well, I will marry one day, but to try:— Here comes your man, now is your husband nigh." - Comedy of Errors @Isayu12
"He is far gone, far gone:and truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for love; very near this" - Hamlet @op4ev
"I will swear by it that you love me; and I will make him eat it that says I love not you." - Much Ado About Nothing @LisaDeepWithin
"Do you like me Kate? Wilt thou have me?" - Henry V  @ginnyb3
"he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun" - R&J @BerniMoo
Mistress Overdone: But what’s his offence? 
Pompey: Groping for trouts in a peculiar river. 
- Measure for Measure (A1, S2) @kathynerissa
 -Will you have me lady?
- No, my lord, unless I might have another for working days. your grace is too costly to wear everyday
- Much Ado About Nothing @terrawindham
"He is a proper man’s picture" - Merchant Of Venice @violacariad
Being your slave, what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire?— Sonnet 57 @LexxxChristian
"What a piece of work is a man!" - Hamlet @PamelaDownes
 ”A man in hue all hues in his controlling Which steals men’s eyes and women’s souls amazeth” - Sonnet 20 @bruneva
"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" ~ As You Like It 3.5 @Kirsten_STR
“Beauty itself doth of itself persuade The eyes of men without orator.” The Rape of Lucrese #@bellecantaMia
 ”Even till I shrink with cold, I smile” - As You Like It 2.1 @bardactor
"Lechery! I defy lechery." - Twelfth Night  @DublinerOnTour
 ”Lend thy hand, and pluck my magic garment from me.” - The Tempest @lizemorgan
Trinculo: Swum ashore, man, like a duck: I can swim like a duck, I’ll be sworn. - The Tempest  @_StrangeAngel
"Oh, thou’lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you, undo this button." King Lear @Lisibelle87   
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We challenged our followers to come up with some apt Shakespeare quotes to caption the above image of Benedict Cumberbatch.

This Mr Darcy inspired photo is by Jason Bell for , more info HERE: http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/09/benedict-cumberbatch-colin-firth-mr-darcy?mbid=social_twitter

Here are some of the great tweets we had!

"I’ll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall," - Henry VI pt3 (A3, S3) @HollowCrownFans

"When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide," Hamlet

"A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart." Merry Wives of Windsor, A3, S4 @mariancole @annehedonia13

"marry with a king, A bachelor, a handsome stripling too:" - Richard III (A1, S3) @thelifeof_rose

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." - Troilus and Cressida @Lisibelle87

"Upon my life, she finds, although I cannot, Myself to be a marv’lous proper man." - Richard III (A1, S2) @HollowCrownFans

 ”Give me leave. Here lies the water. Good. Here stands the man.” (5,1) -  @SarahTKV

"O Brave new world, that has such people in’t!" - The T @violacariad

"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night." - @elizabethrydan

 ”Cupid is a knavish lad thus to make poor females mad.” - Midsummer Nights Dream A3 S2 @quidmalmborg

"Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude…" Henry IV pt2 @BaileyHewitt1

 ”All this I see, and I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.”- Much Ado About Nothing @Lisibelle87

'I will go wash; And when my face is fair, you shall perceive Whether I blush or no' - Coriolanus I,9 @BiblioCleo

"Love’s fire heats water,Water cools not love" - S154 @KGullic

 ”Not all the water in the rough rude sea / Can wash the balm off from an anointed king” - @MissKateMadison

"He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." - Hamlet @Isayu12

"Most wonderful!" - T @MartaMoren0

"Well, I will marry one day, but to try:— Here comes your man, now is your husband nigh." - Comedy of Errors @Isayu12

"He is far gone, far gone:and truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for love; very near this" -  @op4ev

"I will swear by it that you love me; and I will make him eat it that says I love not you." - Much Ado About Nothing @LisaDeepWithin

"Do you like me Kate? Wilt thou have me?" -   @ginnyb3

"he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun" - R&J @BerniMoo

Mistress Overdone: But what’s his offence?

Pompey: Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.

- (@kathynerissa

 -Will you have me lady?

- No, my lord, unless I might have another for working days. your grace is too costly to wear everyday

- Much Ado About Nothing @terrawindham

"He is a proper man’s picture" -  @violacariad

Being your slave, what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire?— Sonnet 57 @LexxxChristian

"What a piece of work is a man!" - Hamlet @PamelaDownes

 ”A man in hue all hues in his controlling Which steals men’s eyes and women’s souls amazeth” - Sonnet 20 @bruneva

"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" ~ As You Like It 3.5 @Kirsten_STR

“Beauty itself doth of itself persuade The eyes of men without orator.” The Rape of Lucrese #@bellecantaMia

 ”Even till I shrink with cold, I smile” - As You Like It 2.1 @bardactor

"Lechery! I defy lechery." - Twelfth Night  @DublinerOnTour

 ”Lend thy hand, and pluck my magic garment from me.” -  @lizemorgan

Trinculo: Swum ashore, man, like a duck: I can swim like a duck, I’ll be sworn. - The Tempest  @_StrangeAngel

"Oh, thou’lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never. Pray you, undo this button." King Lear @Lisibelle87   

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Learn more about our #ShakespeareSunday here: http://www.hollowcrownfans.com/shakespearesunday/shakespearesunday-faq/

(Where did the time go?!)

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Everyone is fascinated by Iago because there is no stepping back, which everyone else would do,” says Kinnear. “And, as the audience, you are his sole confidant about what he is doing, and that enlistment can be quite intoxicating … It puts the audience in the position where they both want him to stop it and to go on.
It would be interesting to know what Hamlet and Iago would look like if you played them without the soliloquies and let an audience make up their own minds,” he adds. “They’d probably find Hamlet quite annoying and they’d like Iago.

Villain of the Piece by Sarah Hemming, an interview with Rory Kinnear about about the NT 2013 production of Othello [x]

(via shakespeareweekly)

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Fans of The Hollow Crown in the United Kingdom:
The first series of The Hollow Crown will be available on Blu-ray on on 27th October, 2014. It’s currently on Amazon.co.uk for pre-order.
We do not have any information on a Blu-ray release for anywhere else in the world. If you’re interested in watching the series in high definition, you can purchase or rent HD versions on iTunes. We will keep you posted!
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Fans of The Hollow Crown in the United Kingdom:

The first series of The Hollow Crown will be available on Blu-ray on on 27th October, 2014. It’s currently on Amazon.co.uk for pre-order.

We do not have any information on a Blu-ray release for anywhere else in the world. If you’re interested in watching the series in high definition, you can purchase or rent HD versions on iTunes. We will keep you posted!

Link to purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Hollow-Crown-Series-Blu-ray/dp/B00NBU45QQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410628311&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Hollow+Crown+blu+ray

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In case you missed it, Benedict Cumberbatch names Michael Gambon among the cast of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of The Roses!

Michael Gambon joins David Bradley and Clemence Poesy as Harry Potter alumni starring in The Hollow Crown series!

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Calling all Ben Whishaw fans: we are exclusively releasing Beat today. An award-winning film, described by ScreenDaily as “a masterful short film: explosive, involving, tense, different…”. Watch it now, exclusively on www.wearecolony.com, with behind-the-scenes extras including interviews with cast and crew.

Last night BBC 2 tweeted a set of photos from #TheHollowCrown first day of read-throughs. 

Fed up with waiting our followers have been using their detective skills in trying to work out who the rest of the cast might be (see top image)!

note: Emily Watson(?), Toby Stephens & Jason Watkins also to be added

Cast that has been confirmed: http://www.hollowcrownfans.com/the-hollow-crown/introducing-the-cast-of-the-hollow-crown-the-wars-of-the-roses/

Look forward to see how many names we have correct when official cast list eventually released.

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The latest issue of Shakespeare Magazine is out! Read our interview with the dashing Dauphin of The Hollow Crown - Henry V, Edward Akrout. Hear about his experiences with The Hollow Crown, working with Tom Hiddleston and his upcoming work in Mr. Selfridge!

You can read the full issue of Shakespeare magazine here:

http://issuu.com/shakespearemagazine/docs/shakespeare_magazine_04

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Thanks to our fantastic Twitter followers, we’ve been able to track down most of the cast list for The Hollow Crown: The Wars of The Roses. Any ideas who the mystery cast members are? Let us know and we’ll check it out!

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BBC Two just released some images on twitter, we’re trying to guess the names of those not officially announced yet!

- Sam Troughton

- Steffan Rhodri

- Sam West

- Joseph Mawle

- Kyle Soller

- Greg Wise

- Jason Watkins

- Sally Hawkins

- Adrian Dunbar

- Stanley Townsend

- Ben Miles

- Anton Lesser

- Jo Stone-Fewings

- Toby Stephens

- Ben Daniels

- Already confirmed: http://www.hollowcrownfans.com/the-hollow-crown/introducing-the-cast-of-the-hollow-crown-the-wars-of-the-roses/

Any more?

(drawn image by @Ruther2)

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