Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall and Joseph Fiennes are among the stars who have signed up to study the works of William Shakespeare in a new documentary series.

The show, titled My Shakespeare, will feature celebrity hosts analysing the Bard's texts and exploring the plays' history.

Freeman will tackle The Taming Of The Shrew, Cattrall will focus on Antony & Cleopatra, and Fiennes has chosen Romeo & Juliet.

Other stars taking part in the programme for U.K. Tv channel Sky Arts 1 include Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville, Homeland star David Harewood, and The Sound of Music legend Christopher Plummer.

The series airs in the U.K. from 22 September (14).