Cultural Depictions of Edward IV of England - Film and Television

Film and Television

Edward has been played on film and television by:

  • Alfred Brydone in the silent short Richard III (1911), dramatising a part of Shakespeare's play
  • Robert Gemp in the silent Shakespeare adaptation Richard III (1912)
  • Roy Travers in the silent film Jane Shore (1915), an adaptation of the play The Tragedy of Jane Shore by Nicholas Rowe
  • Ian Hunter in Tower of London (1939), a horror film loosely dramatising the rise to power of Richard III
  • Cedric Hardwicke in Richard III, with Laurence Olivier
  • Julian Glover in the BBC series An Age of Kings (1960), which contained all the history plays from Richard II to Richard III
  • Justice Watson in the remake of Tower of London (1962)
  • Benno Sterzenbach in the West German TV version of Shakespeare's play König Richard III (1964)
  • József Gáti in III. Richárd (1973), a Hungarian version of the Shakespeare play
  • Brian Protheroe in the BBC Shakespeare versions of Henry VI, Part 2, Henry VI, Part 3 and The Tragedy of Richard the Third (1983)
  • Marc Betton in a French film version of Richard III (1986)
  • Roy Dotrice in the BBC series The Wars of the Roses (1989), which included all of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • John Wood in Richard III (1995), with Ian McKellen as Richard
  • Harris Yulin in the film documentary Looking for Richard (1996)
  • John Rackham in Richard III (2005), a modernised version set on a Brighton housing estate
  • Walter Williamson in Richard III (2007), a modern day version
  • Max Irons in The White Queen (2013), tv series
Cultural depictions of English and British monarchs
Kingdom of the
  • Alfred the Great
  • Edward the Elder
  • Ælfweard
  • Athelstan the Glorious1
  • Edmund the Magnificent1
  • Eadred1
  • Eadwig the Fair1
  • Edgar the Peaceable1
  • Edward the Martyr
  • Æthelred the Unready
  • Sweyn Forkbeard
  • Edmund Ironside
  • Cnut1
  • Harold Harefoot
  • Harthacnut
  • Edward the Confessor
  • Harold Godwinson
  • Edgar the Ætheling
Kingdom of
  • William I
  • William II
  • Henry I
  • Stephen
  • Matilda
  • Henry II2
  • Henry the Young King
  • Richard I
  • John2
  • Henry III2
  • Edward I2
  • Edward II2
  • Edward III2
  • Richard II2
  • Henry IV2
  • Henry V2
  • Henry VI2
  • Edward IV2
  • Edward V2
  • Richard III2
  • Henry VII2
  • Henry VIII2
  • Edward VI2
  • Jane2
  • Mary I2 Philip2
  • Elizabeth I 2
  • James I3
  • Charles I3
Commonwealth of
England, Scotland and Ireland
  • Oliver Cromwell4
  • Richard Cromwell4
Kingdom of
  • Charles II3
  • James II3
  • William III and Mary II3
  • Anne3
Kingdom of
  • Kenneth I MacAlpin
  • Donald I
  • Constantine I (II)
  • Áed
  • Giric
  • Eochaid
  • Donald II
  • Constantine II (III)
  • Malcolm I
  • Indulf
  • Dub
  • Cuilén
  • Amlaíb
  • Kenneth II
  • Constantine III (IV)
  • Kenneth III
  • Malcolm II
  • Duncan I
  • Macbeth
  • Lulach
  • Malcolm III Canmore
  • Donald III
  • Duncan II
  • Donald III
  • Edgar
  • Alexander I
  • David I
  • Malcolm IV
  • William I the Lion
  • Alexander II
  • Alexander III
  • Margaret
  • John
  • Robert I
  • David II
  • Robert II
  • Robert III
  • James I
  • James II
  • James III
  • James IV
  • James V
  • Mary I
  • James VI 5
  • Charles I5
  • Charles II5
  • James VII5
  • Mary II5
  • William II5
  • Anne5
British monarchs after the Acts of Union 1707
  • Anne
  • George I
  • George II
  • George III
  • George IV
  • William IV
  • Victoria
  • Edward VII
  • George V
  • Edward VIII
  • George VI
  • Elizabeth II
1Overlord of Britain. 2Also ruler of Ireland. 3Also ruler of Scotland. 4Lord Protector.
5Also ruler of England. Debatable or disputed rulers are in italics.

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