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Richard III directed by Tim Carroll, Johnny Flynn as Lady Anne, Mark Rylance as Richard III...takes a great talented man to play Lady Anne...Johnny

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Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at Bosworth Field, the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England.

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Gallery: In Search of the Grave of Richard III

Richard was famously killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, after being unhorsed and outnumbered while vying with Henry Tudor for the crown of England – an event recorded in the final scenes of Shakespeare’s play. As well as being considered the last monarch of the Medieval period, Richard III was also the last king of England to die in battle.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to play Richard III on BBC2

Best. News. Ever. - both that the Hollow Crown series is doing another run AND that we get Cumberbatch this time around. Damnit BBC, just take my soul already.

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Richard III came back to haunt me! How the discovery of Richard III's skeleton spooked Aneurin Barnard, the man playing him in The White Queen

Aneurin Barnard plays the young Richard in the BBC's epic Wars Of The Roses drama The White Queen - and then the nightmares began

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The portrait of Richard III commissioned by a descendant of William Sheldon who fought at Bosworth for King Richard III and is buried in St Leonard's Church, Beoley, Worcestershire.

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RICHARD III REBURIAL (Channel 4 news video, March 26, 2015) ~ Benedict Cumberbatch (who plays Richard III in the BBC's Shakespeare series THE HOLLOW CROWN, and is a distant relative of the late English king) reads the poem 'Richard' by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the Richard III reburial at Leicester Cathedral, 530 years after the king's death. (2:30) [Video]

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George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Warwick was the third son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, and the brother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. He played an important role in the dynastic struggle between rival factions of the Plantagenets known as the Wars of the Roses.

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