Simon Callow, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm and Catherine Tate will perform their favourite Shakespeare monologues as part of a Sky Arts programme celebrating the playwright's work – says The Stage.
The actors will be joined by Stephen Campbell-Moore, Anthony Head, Robert Lindsay, Richard Madden, Janie Dee, Colin Hurley and Samuel West for the 30-minute programme, which is called In Love With Shakespeare and will be broadcast on May 28 on Sky Arts 1 in Britain. All of the individual speeches will then be shown throughout May and June on Sky Arts 1 and 2.
The monologues are being filmed to honour the work of organisations and charities connected with Shakespeare, including the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Shakespeare's Globe.
Callow will perform a monologue from Henry V, while Pryce will enact Hamlet's ‘To be or not to be' speech.
Photo: from left Catherine Tate, Jonathan Pryce and Simon Callow
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