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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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Series cast summary:
Mark Rylance ...  Thomas Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
Damian Lewis ...  Henry VIII 6 episodes, 2015
Claire Foy ...  Anne Boleyn 6 episodes, 2015
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ...  Rafe Sadler 6 episodes, 2015
Joss Porter Joss Porter ...  Richard Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
Bernard Hill ...  Duke of Norfolk 6 episodes, 2015
Hannah Steele ...  Mary Shelton 6 episodes, 2015
Jessica Raine ...  Jane Rochford 6 episodes, 2015
Tom Holland ...  Gregory Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
Richard Dillane ...  Duke of Suffolk 5 episodes, 2015
Saskia Reeves ...  Johane Williamson 5 episodes, 2015
Luke Roberts ...  Harry Norris 5 episodes, 2015
David Robb ...  Sir Thomas Boleyn 5 episodes, 2015
Kate Phillips ...  Jane Seymour 5 episodes, 2015
Edward Holcroft ...  George Boleyn 5 episodes, 2015
Joel MacCormack Joel MacCormack ...  Thomas Wriothesley 5 episodes, 2015
Will Keen ...  Thomas Cranmer 5 episodes, 2015
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  Francis Weston 5 episodes, 2015
Mark Gatiss ...  Stephen Gardiner 4 episodes, 2015
Anton Lesser ...  Thomas More 4 episodes, 2015
Jonathan Pryce ...  Cardinal Wolsey 4 episodes, 2015
Max Fowler ...  Mark Smeaton 4 episodes, 2015
Ed Speleers ...  Edward Seymour 4 episodes, 2015
Alastair Mackenzie ...  William Brereton 4 episodes, 2015
Tim Plester ...  Wolsey in Devils Play 4 episodes, 2015
Felix Scott Felix Scott ...  Francis Bryan 4 episodes, 2015
Joanne Whalley ...  Katherine of Aragon 3 episodes, 2015
Iain Batchelor ...  Thomas Seymour 3 episodes, 2015
Mary Jo Randle Mary Jo Randle ...  Mercy Pryor 3 episodes, 2015
Natasha Little ...  Liz Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
Charity Wakefield ...  Mary Boleyn 3 episodes, 2015
Harry Lloyd ...  Harry Percy 3 episodes, 2015
Tim Steed Tim Steed ...  Lord Chancellor Audley 3 episodes, 2015
Samuel Bottomley ...  Young Thomas Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
James Larkin ...  Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 2015
Bryan Dick ...  Solicitor General Richard Riche / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Robert Wilfort ...  George Cavendish 2 episodes, 2015
Jonathan Aris ...  James Bainham 2 episodes, 2015
Sarah Crowden ...  Lady Exeter 2 episodes, 2015
Janet Henfrey Janet Henfrey ...  Lady Margaret Pole 2 episodes, 2015
Mathieu Amalric ...  Eustace Chapuys 2 episodes, 2015
Enzo Cilenti ...  Antonia Bonvisi / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Ritter ...  Sir John Seymour 2 episodes, 2015
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ...  Elizabeth Barton 2 episodes, 2015
Athena Droutis ...  Grace Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
Monica Dolan ...  Alice More 2 episodes, 2015
Christopher Fairbank ...  Walter Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
Emma Hiddleston 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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English

Release Date:

5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

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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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Amazing, the quality of this production is fantastic
14 February 2015 | by jane-239-715454See all my reviews

This production is first class, there is not one jarring note anywhere. The acting is finely drawn and deeply layered and I am transfixed from the opening to closing credits. The director and production team have done a fantastic job bringing this novel to life. I truly believe this is the best drama I have ever seen on television. It feels like I have stepped into a time machine and am witnessing these events of Tudor England first hand. I sincerely hope that the whole ensemble stay together in order to bring other productions to life and if so, I will be the first in line to watch them. In the meantime, I will be incredibly sorry when I have finished watching the end of the series. Many congratulations to all involved.


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