Animated Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part II (2020)

by LaurenceBranagh | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

My cast for an animated film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part II. Several characters (messengers, soldiers) are combined.

1. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

Richard Plantagenet

2. Freddie Fox

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Freddie Fox was born on April 5, 1989 in London, England as Frederick Fox. He is an actor and producer, known for The Three Musketeers (2011), Victor Frankenstein (2015) and Hero (2018).

Henry VI

3. Lily Collins

Actress | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. Her father is English musician Phil Collins, while her mother, Jill Tavelman, who is from Los Angeles, California, was president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for three terms. Lily moved with her mother to LA at the age of five, after ...

Margaret

4. Richard Clifford

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Richard Clifford was born on June 11, 1955 in India as William Henry Richard Clifford. He is an actor and producer, known for Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Justice League (2017) and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994).

Duke of Gloucester

5. Liev Schreiber

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and ...

Duke of Suffolk

6. Ron Perlman

Actor | Hand of God

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, ...

Jack Cade

7. Nonso Anozie

Actor | Cinderella

Nonso Anozie was born on May 28, 1979 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Cinderella (2015), Conan the Barbarian (2011) and The Last Legion (2007).

Earl of Warwick

8. Fiona Shaw

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Shaw was already an accomplished theater actress when director Jim Sheridan awarded her a role in his film, My Left Foot (1989). The film is a telling of Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), an Irishman disgruntled with his confinement to a body horribly crippled by cerebral palsy but who found ...

Duchess of Gloucester

9. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...

Cardinal Beaufort

10. Kelsey Grammer

Actor | Cheers

A six-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Sally (Cranmer), a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician and restaurateur. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare and spent two years at ...

Earl of Salisbury

11. Hamish Linklater

Actor | The Big Short

Hamish Linklater was born on July 7, 1976 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Battleship (2012) and Fantastic Four (2005). He was previously married to Jessica Goldberg.

Duke of Buckingham

12. James Faulkner

Actor | Paul, Apostle of Christ

James Faulkner is an English actor best known for his roles as Pope Sixtus IV in the historical fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons, and as Randyll Tarly in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

When at school, Faulkner was never deemed as an academically minded student, however compensated by immersing ...

Lord Clifford

13. Harry Hadden-Paton

Actor | Downton Abbey

Harry Hadden-Paton was born in 1981 in the UK. He is an actor and writer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), About Time (2013) and La Vie En Rose (2007). He has been married to Rebecca Night since May 2010. They have one child.

Young Clifford

14. Harry Lennix

Actor | Man of Steel

Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor. His recent credits include Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel", The CW's "Emily Owens, M.D.", Fox's "Dollhouse," HBO's "Little Britain," as well as the critically acclaimed series "24" as Walid Al-Rezani.

Harry Joseph Lennix III was born ...

Duke of Somerset

15. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut...

Richard

16. Brendan Gleeson

Actor | The Guard

Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high ...

Pirate Captain

17. Steven Williams

Actor | Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Steven Williams was born on January 7, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), The Blues Brothers (1980) and The X-Files (1993).

Alexander Iden

18. Patrick Godfrey

Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo

Patrick Godfrey was born on February 13, 1933 in Finsbury Park, London, England as Patrick Lindesay Archibald Godfrey. He is known for his work on The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) and A Room with a View (1985). He has been married to Amanda Walker since April ...

Lord Say

19. Kevin Conroy

Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke

Kevin Conroy was born on November 30, 1955 in Westbury, New York. At age 17, Kevin earned a full scholarship to attend Juilliard's drama division, where he studied under actor John Houseman. In 1978, after graduating from Juilliard, he toured with "The Acting Company", Houseman's acting group, and ...

Vaux the Messenger

20. Diedrich Bader

Actor | Napoleon Dynamite

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, ...

Dick the Butcher

21. Clancy Brown

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

A tall, wavy-haired US actor with a deep, resonant voice, Clancy Brown has proved himself a versatile performer with first-class contributions to theater, feature films, television series and even animation.

Clarence J. Brown III was born in 1959 in Urbana, Ohio, to Joyce Helen (Eldridge), a concert...

John Holland

22. Khary Payton

Actor | The Walking Dead

Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor and voice actor best known for his voice role of the DC Comics character Cyborg across various films, cartoons and video games. He is also known for his live action performances on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.

In 1986, Payton was a ...

Smith the Weaver

23. Phil LaMarr

Actor | Pulp Fiction

A Los Angeles native, Phil is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of MADtv (1995) and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction (1994).

In addition to numerous appearances on stages across the country, in ...

George Bevis

24. Ian McDiarmid

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold...

John Hume

25. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Hot Fuzz (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

Roger Bolingbroke

26. Anna Calder-Marshall

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Anna Calder-Marshall was born on January 11, 1947 in Kensington, London, England. She is an actress, known for Wuthering Heights (1970), Male of the Species (1969) and Last Christmas (2019). She has been married to David Burke since March 20, 1971. They have one child.

Margery Jourdain

27. Paapa Essiedu

Actor | I May Destroy You

Paapa Essiedu is an actor, known for I May Destroy You (2020), Gangs of London (2020) and Press (2018).

Peter Thump

28. Peter Egan

Actor | The Wedding Date

Peter Egan was born on September 28, 1946 in London, England as Peter Joseph Egan. He is an actor, known for The Wedding Date (2005), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Lillie (1978). He has been married to Myra Frances since February 13, 1977. They have one child.

Thomas Horner

29. Patrick Kennedy

Actor | Atonement

Patrick Kennedy was born on August 26, 1977 in London, England. He is an actor and director, known for Atonement (2007), War Horse (2011) and Cambridge Spies (2003).

Saunder Simpcox

30. Lesley Nicol

Actress | Downton Abbey

Born in 1953, to a mother who had worked in television, Lesley Nicol was a shy 16-year-old at St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire when she expressed a desire to go out and see the world - not, she recalls, to be an actress but to kiss boys. She went to a technical college in Manchester to ...

Mrs. Simpcox

31. Don Warrington

Actor | Hamlet

Along with his brother, Don was raised in Warrington Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. Inspired to act after seeing the film On the Waterfront (1954), he got into stage school then became an Assistant Stage Manager. As there was already an actor called Donald Williams, Don had to change his name so ...

Walter Whitmore the Pirate

32. Douglas Reith

Actor | Downton Abbey

Douglas Reith is an actor, known for Downton Abbey (2010), The Queen (2006) and Agatha Raisin (2014).

First Hostage

33. Sanjit De Silva

Actor | Blindspot

Sanjit De Silva was born on October 31, 1976 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an actor and director, known for Blindspot (2015), High Maintenance (2016) and Madam Secretary (2014). He has been married to Deepa Purohit since September 17, 2005. They have one child.

Sir Humphrey Stafford

34. Bernard White

Actor | The Matrix Revolutions

Actor Bernard White is recognizable from his work in over 30 feature films. White just wrapped a lead role in Quarantine (2008). Memorable roles include "Agha Babur" in American Dreamz (2006), and "Rama-Kandra" in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). White also starred ...

William Stafford

35. Michael Gaston

Actor | First Reformed

Gaston has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, as well as various productions on and off Broadway, including "Lucky Guy," with Tom Hanks, in 2013. He' has a B.A. In History from UC Davis and an M.F.A. From NYU.

He is married to Kate Fodor and has two children.

Lord Scales

36. Michael Rouse

Actor | 1917

Michael Rouse is an actor and composer, known for 1917 (2019), All Is True (2018) and Murder on the Orient Express (2017).

Matthew Gough

Sir John Stanley

38. Tom Hanson

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Tom Hanson is known for his work on Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016) and Brassic (2019).

Sheriff

39. Nari Blair-Mangat

Actor | NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Nari has a commanding stage and screen presence, he is 6'2" with an athletic frame. He is always seeking charismatic, challenging roles that require a committed performance. His screen credits include Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, Disney's Cinderella, Murder On The Orient Express, Death on The ...

First Petitioner

40. Andy Apollo

Actor | 1917

Andy Apollo was born and raised in Reading, England and studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Alongside his screen work, Andy has developed an impressive theatre career working on both sides of the Atlantic - notably at London's National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and ...

Second Petitioner

41. Patrick Doyle

Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...

Post from Ireland

42. Alex Macqueen

Actor | In the Loop

Alex Macqueen was born in 1974 in Epsom, Surrey.

He was in the National Youth Theatre in the 1990's while studying English at Durham University and International Relations at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

He is best known for his roles as Julius Nicholson in 'The Thick of It' and Neil's Dad in 'The ...

Royal Messenger

43. Gary Anthony Williams

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Gary Anthony Williams was born on March 14, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012). He is married to Leslie. They ...

Cade's Messenger

44. Bill Fagerbakke

Actor | The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Bill Fagerbakke was born on October 4, 1957 in Fontana, California, USA as William Mark Fagerbakke. He is an actor, known for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). He has been married to Catherine McClenahan since ...

Michael

45. Kenneth Hadley

Actor | High-Rise

Kenneth Hadley is an actor, known for High-Rise (2015), Topsy-Turvy (1999) and Sightseers (2012).

Emmanuel

46. Armand Assante

Actor | Gotti

Known as an Actor's Actor, the Four time Golden Globe Nominee, Emmy Award Winning Actor ( Gotti 1996 ) Assante has received acclaim for his work for close to Five decades. Internationally he has been the recipient of Twelve Lifetime Achievement Awards in the past ten years.

Full Biography at ...

First Murderer

47. Cedric Yarbrough

Actor | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Cedric went to and graduated from Burnsville Highschool, Minnesota. He has two brothers, Eni and Trevor and has a sister Amber. Attended Minnesota State University and wrote/acted sketch comedy at Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis.

Second Murderer

49. Victor McGuire

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Victor McGuire was born on March 17, 1964 in Liverpool, England. He is an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

Beadle

51. Taylor James

Actor | Mamma Mia!

Taylor was born in Sevenoaks England on 26th January 1980. Between the years of 1980-1986, he lived with his family in South Africa, before returning back to the Uk for schooling. Taylor attended secondary School in Northamptonshire from 1991-1997 before completing 2 years at Northampton college ...

Gloucester's Servingman

52. Brian George

Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke

The youngest of four siblings, Brian George was born in Jerusalem to Jewish parents in July 1952. Both of his parents had immigrated to Israel from India. His father was born in Iraq but raised in Bombay and his mother was born and raised in India. When Brian was a year old, the family immigrated ...

First Neighbor

53. Tom Kenny

Actor | SpongeBob SquarePants

Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the '80s and '90s as ...

Second Neighbor

54. Jim Meskimen

Actor | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Meskimen is an accomplished actor, improviser and voice artist whose work is well-known to TV and film audiences. He appeared on the British series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988) several times, and was a recurring character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) for two seasons. He has worked ...

Third Neighbor

55. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

You've seen him. You've heard him. Appearing across platforms such as television, feature film, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, and internet; as a result, Mars is affectionately referred to as "That Guy From That Show".

At age eleven, Jason Marsden relocated ...

First Prentice

56. Scott Menville

Actor | Teen Titans

Scott Menville was born on February 12, 1971 in Malibu, California, USA as Scott David Menville. He is known for his work on Teen Titans (2003), Teen Titans GO! To the Movies (2018) and Lego Dimensions (2015). He has been married to Jacquie Menville since 1999.

Second Prentice

57. James Arnold Taylor

Actor | Star Wars: The Clone Wars

James Arnold Taylor's versatile vocal range has given him success in every facet of the voice-over industry. His voice is heard all of the world daily, and you would never know it's one person. His list of credits range from leading roles in major summer blockbuster films, starring roles in the ...

Commoner

58. David Kaye

Actor | Fido

David Kaye's voiceover career began with 'The Great American Hero', General Hawk in the D.I.C. animated series, G.I. Joe in 1989. Working as an on-air talent for radio station C.K.L.G. (L.G.73) quickly became less interesting as both on-camera and behind-the-microphone roles started taking up more ...

Master of the Ship

59. Billy West

Actor | Futurama

William Richard Werstine is an American actor and radio personality with autism and ADHD. He grew up in both New Jersey and Boston. He became a regular cast member of the Howard Stern show. He became known for The Ren & Stimpy Show, Futurama, Doug, Space Jam and several commercials featuring the ...

Master's Mate

60. Frank Welker

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frank Welker was born in Colorado. He followed his dream to California, and started a voice acting career which has spanned over five decades and hundreds of credits. Frank has worked with fellow voice actors Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Heather North, and Stefanianna Christopherson on ...

Second Hostage

61. Chris Cox

Actor | Ted

Chris Cox is an actor and writer, known for Ted (2012), Jak 3 (2004) and Marvel Heroes (2013).

Soldier

62. Matthew Goode

Actor | Stoker

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), Stoker (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Goode also ...

Edward



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