Henry V

Emma’s role: Katherine
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay by: Kenneth Branagh
Original play by: William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama
Release date: UK – 6 October 1989, US – 8 November 1989

Other cast:
Kenneth Branagh – Henry V
Derek Jacobi – Chorus
Ian Holm – Fluellen
Robbie Coltrane – Falstaff
Christian Bale – Boy
Judi Dench – Mistress Quickly

Henry is a young king seeking a way to make his mark on history. He gets his chance when he learns he can make a legal claim to the throne of France. He does, and arrives in France with a small army that soon meets with violent resistance from the French. After the Battle of Agincourt, the French King has to yield his daughter as a peace offering. In a bitter satire, this political marriage is then portrayed as the happy ending joining the two recent lovers.

Emma Thompson speaks French in this film.