14 September 2016

Henry IX Cast announced

The cast of Henry IX, a new 3 part comedy which is being co-produced by Retort and Serious Comedy which will air on UKTV Gold next year was announced today.

Charles Edwards is staring as a fictional UK king who is undergoing a mid-life crisis, with Sally Phillips as his queen.  Also in the cast are Annette Crosbie, Kara Tointon,  Colin Salmon, Don Warrington, Pippa Haywood, Gina Bellman and Robert Portal.

The sitcom has been written by comedy legends Dick Clement and  Ian La Frenais, creators of The Likely Lads, Porridge, Lovejoy and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

Filming for the series started on the 13th September.

One Foot In The Grave star Annette Crosbie plays the King’s Mother, Pippa Haywood is the Prime Minister with Kara Tointon as Serena, the Palace florist.

Henry IX is directed by Vadim Jean and Executive Produced by Jon Rolph for Retort and Tarquin Gotch for Serious Comedy.