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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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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 ...  Antonio 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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5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Wolf Hall See more »

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For the 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards, the series received four nominations: Best Limited Series, Mark Rylance for Best Actor, Jonathan Pryce for Best Supporting Actor, and Claire Foy for Best Supporting Actress. See more »

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Imagines the past, instead of merely reflecting the present
10 March 2015 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Hilary Mantel's superb novels 'Wolf Hall' and "Bringing Out of the Bodies' manage to execute an extraordinary balance. On one hand, they rehabilitate the reputation of Thomas Cromwell, one of Henry VIII's advisors, who received wisdom portrays as a man of viciousness and ambition; according to Mantel, this picture dates only from Victorian times, and Mantel rehabilitates Cromwell as a surprisingly humanistic working class hero. But as the same time, she never strays into the territory of ascribing modern motives to the characters she wishes she have our sympathy, and "primitive" attitudes to the ones we're supposed to hate. Instead, she brings us inside the morality of the times: the fact that it doesn't map cleanly onto our own is precisely what makes the books interesting. This BBC television adaption can't quite replicate the stream-of-consciousness from inside Cromwell's head provided by the novels, and almost inevitably it's a bit more Tudors-by-numbers. But it doesn't do a bad job either, avoiding the obvious clichés and giving us a convincing realisation of Mantel's work that captures most, if not quite all, of its inherent subtlety. Mark Rylance is simply superb as Cromwell, and most of the other actors offer a convincing interpretation of their roles, especially Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn, the minor noblewoman who punches above her weight all the way to the chopping block. What's still to come is the third (as yet unwritten) book of the trilogy, and the fall that follows Cromwell's rise. I look forward to it as novel and television alike.


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