We haven’t heard a lot about HBO’s upcoming adaptation of the ‘Wolf Hall‘ novels. But this spring word has spread that Mark Rylance will take on the role of Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII’s right-hand man. Rylance has a bit of experience portraying characters in and around old British monarchs. He actually played Sir Thomas Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl alongside Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. But more importantly he played another English king in Richard II to much critical acclaim. You probably haven’t heard of Mr. Rylance or Wolf...
Two major networks, HBO and the BBC will be joining forces for a miniseries adaptation of Wolf Hall, the award-winning historical novel by British author Hilary Mantel. Set in the period from 1500 to 1535, Wolf Hall is a fictionalized biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex in the court of Henry VIII of England. Shotime’s popular series, The Tudors focused on the same time period but this new series is said to delve more into the drama around Henry’s court rather than the life of the many-wived King himself. Author Mantel is...
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