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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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...  Thomas Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
...  Henry VIII 6 episodes, 2015
...  Anne Boleyn 6 episodes, 2015
...  Rafe Sadler 6 episodes, 2015
Joss Porter ...  Richard Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
...  Duke of Norfolk 6 episodes, 2015
...  Mary Shelton 6 episodes, 2015
...  Jane Rochford 6 episodes, 2015
...  Gregory Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
...  Duke of Suffolk 5 episodes, 2015
...  Johane Williamson 5 episodes, 2015
...  Harry Norris 5 episodes, 2015
...  Sir Thomas Boleyn 5 episodes, 2015
...  Jane Seymour 5 episodes, 2015
...  George Boleyn 5 episodes, 2015
Joel MacCormack ...  Thomas Wriothesley 5 episodes, 2015
...  Thomas Cranmer 5 episodes, 2015
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  Francis Weston 5 episodes, 2015
...  Stephen Gardiner 4 episodes, 2015
...  Thomas More 4 episodes, 2015
...  Cardinal Wolsey 4 episodes, 2015
...  Mark Smeaton 4 episodes, 2015
...  Edward Seymour 4 episodes, 2015
...  William Brereton 4 episodes, 2015
...  Wolsey in Devils Play 4 episodes, 2015
Felix Scott ...  Francis Bryan 4 episodes, 2015
...  Katherine of Aragon 3 episodes, 2015
...  Thomas Seymour 3 episodes, 2015
Mary Jo Randle ...  Mercy Pryor 3 episodes, 2015
...  Liz Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
...  Mary Boleyn 3 episodes, 2015
...  Harry Percy 3 episodes, 2015
Tim Steed ...  Lord Chancellor Audley 3 episodes, 2015
...  Young Thomas Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
...  Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 2015
...  Solicitor General Richard Riche / ... 3 episodes, 2015
...  George Cavendish 2 episodes, 2015
...  James Bainham 2 episodes, 2015
...  Lady Exeter 2 episodes, 2015
Janet Henfrey ...  Lady Margaret Pole 2 episodes, 2015
...  Eustace Chapuys 2 episodes, 2015
...  Antonia Bonvisi / ... 2 episodes, 2015
...  Sir John Seymour 2 episodes, 2015
...  Elizabeth Barton 2 episodes, 2015
Athena Droutis ...  Grace Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
...  Alice More 2 episodes, 2015
...  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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Joanne Whalley plays Katherine of Aragon in Wolf Hall. In the BBC short series "The Virgin Queen" she played Katherine's daughter, Mary I of England. See more »

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Referenced in Uncle: Father's Day (2017) See more »

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Excellent series well worth watching
11 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Having only seen this really from Thomas More's perspective in 'A Man for all Seasons' (a brilliant film) I was intrigued to see it from the 'villain's' point of view which is what Cromwell was in the film. This has been quite an eye opener for me and I am absolutely hooked on the BBC series right now. It got off to a fairly slow start in episode 1 in setting the background for the story but it has just got better and better, the acting from Rylance and Lewis etc is superb and Mark Rylance is not too dissimilar in appearance from Cromwell's actual appearance. Another superb costume drama from the BBC and long may it continue if this is the standard we can expect for future productions.


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