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The Black Adder by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson

Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself “The Black Adder”. Assisted by his grungy servant Baldrick and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Ben Elton 100% 

Cast Results

The Blackadder - Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Rowan Atkinson 100% 

King Richard IV of England Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. John Rhys-Davies 50% 
  2. 2. Brian Blessed 50% 

Harry, Prince of Wales Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Rufus Sewell 50% 
  2. 2. Alex Jennings 50% 

The Queen Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Miriam Margolyes 100% 

Percy Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. David Tennant 100% 

Baldrick Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Tony Robinson 100% 

Narrator (Voice) Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Harry Enfield 50% 
  2. 2. Barrie Ingham 50% 

Richard III Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Patrick Stewart 100% 

Princess Leia of Hungary Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Georgie Henley 50% 
  2. 2. Dakota Blue Richards 50% 


  • Dan: Rowan Atkinson will always be Edmund Blackadder. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the part. Rowan is one of the funniest men in the world.

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