Articles Tagged 'Wolf Hall'

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Matt Smith to Play Prince Philip for Netflix

We may still be waiting to find out what’s going on with Matt Smith in both Terminator Genisys and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a fresh title to that list if something suitably exciting comes up. It seems that Netflix have commissioned a new original series called The […]

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WATCH: Dame Hilary Mantel Responds to America’s ‘Wolf Hall’ Mania

A mammoth five-and-a-half-hour British production, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Wolf Hall, set in the court of Henry VIII, has arrived on Broadway to some glowing reviews and much excitement from Dame Hilary Mantel, the celebrated British author whose writings inspired the work. “It feels fabulous, we have high hopes,” said Mantel standing outside the Winter […]

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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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15 TV Shows We’re Looking Forward to in 2015

We’ve already talked about which cinematic delights await Anglophile viewers in the coming twelve months, but what about the small screen? There’s never been a better time to see a wide range of U.K.-produced shows on American television, whether on BBC America, PBS, or assorted cable broadcasters — so here’s our guide to the fifteen […]

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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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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 […]