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Articles Tagged 'Hilary Mantel'


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is the Best Actor in London Theater

…according to the London Evening Standard theatre awards, at least. Last night, Tom Hiddleston was the grateful recipient of the best actor trophy at the 60th London Evening Standard theatre awards, for his performance in the title role in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse last year. You may have seen it as part of […]

Mark Rylance

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 […]

Mark Rylance

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 […]

Man Booker Prize judges photocall, London, Britain – 11 Sep 2012

Man Booker Prize Winner Announced

The 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Hilary Mantel for her title Bring Up the Bodies announced at London’s Guildhall during a live telecast by BBC. Mantel is the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice, reports BBC News. The story revolves around Thomas Cromwell, an adviser to King Henry VIII and […]