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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
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 Duke of Norfolk 6 episodes, 2015
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 Mary Shelton 6 episodes, 2015
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 Jane Rochford 6 episodes, 2015
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 Gregory Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
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 Duke of Suffolk 5 episodes, 2015
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 Johane Williamson 5 episodes, 2015
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 Harry Norris 5 episodes, 2015
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 George Boleyn 5 episodes, 2015
Joel MacCormack ...
 Thomas Wriothesley 5 episodes, 2015
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 Thomas Cranmer 5 episodes, 2015
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...
 Francis Weston 5 episodes, 2015
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 Stephen Gardiner 4 episodes, 2015
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 Thomas More 4 episodes, 2015
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 William Brereton 4 episodes, 2015
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 Wolsey in Devils Play 4 episodes, 2015
Felix Scott ...
 Francis Bryan 4 episodes, 2015
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 Katherine of Aragon 3 episodes, 2015
Iain Batchelor ...
 Thomas Seymour 3 episodes, 2015
Mary Jo Randle ...
 Mercy Pryor 3 episodes, 2015
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 Liz Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
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 Harry Percy 3 episodes, 2015
Tim Steed ...
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 Young Thomas Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
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 Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 2015
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Robert Wilfort ...
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 James Bainham 2 episodes, 2015
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 Lady Margaret Pole 2 episodes, 2015
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 Eustace Chapuys 2 episodes, 2015
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 Antonia Bonvisi / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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 Sir John Seymour 2 episodes, 2015
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 Grace Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
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 Alice More 2 episodes, 2015
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 Walter Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
Emma Hiddleston ...
 Meg More 2 episodes, 2015
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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? Written by mccutcj2

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Rafe), Mark Gatiss (Stephen Gardiner), Harry Lloyd (Harry Percy), Jonathan Pryce (Cardinal Wolsey) and Enzo Cilenti (Antonio Bonvisi) also play important roles in the Game of Thrones: Jojen Reed, Tycho Nestoris, Viserys Targaryen, High Sparrow and Yezzan respectively. Also, Richard Dillane who plays the Duke of Suffolk is the brother of Stephen Dillane, who plays Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones. See more »

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25 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

A loving and faithful screen rendering of one of the most remarkable novels published in recent memory, Wolf Hall brings to life the gripping story of Thomas Cromwell, whose story unfolds in front of the backdrop of Tudor England with its mercurial personalities and ever-changing political fortunes.

There's nothing artificially showy about this drama. It's pure excellence, a production that unites an unparalleled cast with an exquisitely intelligent script. As a fan of the book, I'm not sure how this will strike those who haven't read Mantel's work, but those who have will be more than satisfied.


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