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Mark Rylance is Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall

By Jacob Klein on Jun 22, 2013 to HBO News

cromwell-rylanceWe 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 Hall but we know you’ve heard of  ShowTime’s The Tudors.  Think of this as another series similar to that one but from the point of view of Henry VIII’s 2nd in command.

No word on a production schedule or premiere date yet but we’ll keep you posted.  This one shouldn’t be as difficult as Game of Thrones or even True Blood to get onto film so we expect once filming starts we’ll get an air date soon enough.

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