Ben Miles at the New York premiere of ‘Woman in Gold.’ (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ben Miles at the New York premiere of ‘Woman in Gold.’ (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ben Miles at the New York premiere of ‘Woman in Gold.’ (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

British actor Ben Miles gives a powerful performance in Wolf Hall in which he plays Henry VIII’s right-hand man Thomas Cromwell in a mammoth Royal Shakespeare Company production which has just arrived on the Broadway stage. Wolf Hall, which runs for more than five hours, is presented in two parts.

“It’s a real thrill to come here and do the shows,” says the actor.

Miles describes Cromwell as someone “who rose from being an absolute nobody to becoming the most powerful man in the country.”

While Ben Miles is portraying Thomas Cromwell on stage, Mark Rylance can be seen in the same role in a BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall, which is being shown on PBS

Away from theater, Miles is currently on the big screen portraying Ronald Lauder, co-founder of the Neue Galerie and heir to a multi-million dollar family fortune, in Woman in Gold. The film stars Dame Helen Mirren, who’s also part of the British contingent on Broadway with her starring role in The Audience.

Ben Miles chats about both of his roles in our interview with him below.

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Wolf Hall, Parts One & Two, is currently playing at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.

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By Tom Brook