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Photos: First Look at HENRY V at Regent's Park Open Air


Regent's Park Open Air Theatre presents HENRY V, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry in the title role. The production is now in previews, with press night tomorrow, and runs until 9 July.

With a wealth of Shakespearean roles to her credit, Terry is most noted for her numerous roles at the Globe, RSC and the National, as well as Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and Before the Party (Almeida). In 2011 she was awarded 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' at the Olivier Awards for her portrayal of Sylvia in the Royal Court Theatre production of Tribes.

Charlotte Cornwell takes the role of Chorus. Most recently seen at the RSC as Gertrude in Hamlet and the Countess in All's Well That Ends Well, Cornwell's theatre, film and TV career spans both sides of the Atlantic, including US productions of The History Boys, An Enemy of the People, Master Class and A Little Night Music.

David Sibley plays the Archbishop of Canterbury, the King of France and Sir Thomas Erpingham. Sibley recently appeared in BBC's War and Peace, as well as Edward II (National), Public Enemy, Sweet Nothings and Uncle Vanya (Young Vic) and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).

The role of Princess Katherine will be taken by Ben Wiggins, whose recent credits include Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Middle Temple Hall), as well as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet for Changeling Theatre. Katherine's maid, Alice will be played by Joy Richardson. Joy's extensive career includes Paulina in Cheek by Jowl's The Winter's Tale, the Nurse in Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward Theatre) as well as Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird at Manchester's Royal Exchange.

Ancient Pistol is played by Philip Arditti, whose recent credits include As You Like It (National), The Danish Girl and he played Uday Hussein in HBO/BBC drama, House of Saddam. Phil Cheadle takes the role of Bardolph having recently appeared in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (Chichester Festival Theatre), and in Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II (Globe).

Also confirmed are Catrin Aaron (Captain Fluellen), Alex Bhat (The Dauphin), Raphael Bushay (Duke of Warwick), Ryan Ellsworth (Duke of Exeter), Polly Frame (Captain Jamy), Beruce Khan (Duke of Burgundy), Syrus Lowe (Duke of Bedford), Jack McMullen (Michael Williams), Dyfrig Morris (Duke of Westmoreland), Jess Regan (Captain McMorris), Cat Simmons (Captain Gower), and Dwane Walcott (Constable of France).

See production photos below by Johan Persson

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