Articles Tagged 'Mark Rylance'

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WATCH: Mark Rylance in ‘Bridge of Spies’

British actor Mark Rylance gives an outstanding turn with his portrayal of a Russian spy operating in the U.S. in Steven Spielberg’s new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies. When the actor is asked how he rates working with Spielberg, he responds: “Oh terrible, absolutely terrible, the lowest of the low!” He is, of course, […]

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn pop out for a stroll in the BBC’s ‘Wolf Hall’ (Pic: BBC)

10 Little-Known Facts About the Real Wolf Hall

This Sunday (April 5), the recent BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Out The Bodies comes to PBS, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. It’s the story of Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer and former mercenary from a poor background who ended up becoming an advisor first to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and then […]

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WATCH: Damian Lewis as Henry VIII in ‘Wolf Hall’ Trailer

The BBC have released the first trailer for the upcoming six-part drama Wolf Hall, featuring Damian Lewis of Homeland in the role of England’s most notorious king, Henry VIII. Based on the bestselling series of novels by Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall tells the story of the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell, the trusted advisor to Henry who was a key […]

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Scrumdiddlyumptious: Mark Rylance is the BFG

Let’s not squiff-squiddle around, this is no time for gobblefunking. There’s a new, live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book The BFG, directed by Steven Speilberg, and he has cast one of Britain’s mightiest thespian talents in the lead role. Mark Rylance—winner of the Olivier Award twice and the Tony three times—will play the […]

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Five Great British Interpretations Of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

Over the next year or so, both Benedict Cumberbatch and his Sherlock colleague Martin Freeman will be playing the lead in parallel productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Martin live in London’s Trafalgar Studios this fall and Benedict on TV in the second part of the BBC’s collection of Shakespeare history plays, The Hollow Crown (due in […]

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Mark Rylance Heads Up The Cast Of ‘Wolf Hall’

This is a project that appears to have been a long time in the planning, but it’s finally been confirmed that Mark Rylance – the theatrical astonishment last seen fending off Stephen Fry’s advances in the internationally syndicated Shakespeare’s Globe production of Twelfth Night – is to play the lead role in a BBC/Masterpiece adaptation […]

Tony Noms: Daniel Radcliffe Snubbed, Joanna Lumley Honored

The Tony nominations were announced this morning (May 3) to honor achievements on the Broadway stage, and I’m sure Daniel Radcliffe‘s face is still smarting from the heavy slap just dealt to him by the Theatre Wing. In spite of his months of arduous dance and voice training, the Harry Potter star was denied a […]

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