Trivia / The Hollow Crown

  • The Cast Showoff: Tom Hiddleston's talent for impressions is put to good use, as he does a pitch perfect Jeremy Irons when Hal imitates his father.
  • Casting Gag: Andrew Scott plays French King Louis in the second season, meaning he is the counterpart to Benedict Cumberbatch's eventual King Richard III. Both, of course, played Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series.
  • Dawson Casting: Henry VI lived to be forty-nine, Tom Sturridge was thirty-one when he played the Lancastrian King.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Father-and-son characters the Earl of Northumberland and 'Hotspur' Percy are played by real-life father and son Alun and Joe Armstrong.
    • Husband and wife Kyle Soller and Phoebe Fox play the Earl of Clifford and Anne Neville respectively.