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WOLF HALL (PBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, May 2014) Fresh from the hit drama Homeland, Emmy(R)-nominated Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels which has begun filming. Wolf Hall will air in the U.S. on MASTERPIECE on PBS. Wolf Hall is a Company Pictures and Playground co-production for BBC Two and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide. BAFTA-winning director Peter Kosminsky (White Oleander) will direct the flagship drama that charts the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court, from his lowly start as a blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor. Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) will play the calculating and ambitious Anne Boleyn in the six-part mini-series written by Oscar(R)-nominated Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anton Lesser as Thomas More
· Bernard Hill as Duke of Norfolk
· Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn
· Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn
· Damian Lewis as Henry VIII
· Jessica Raine as Jane Rochford
· Joanne Whalley as Katherine of Aragon
· Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
· Mark Gatiss as Stephen Gardiner
· Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell
· Mathieu Amalric as Chapuys
· Natasha Little as Liz
· Richard Dillane as Duke of Suffolk
· Saskia Reeves as Johane
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Rafe Sadler
CREW INFORMATION:
· Hilary Mantel as BOOK
· Peter Kosminsky as DIR
· Peter Straughan as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Company Pictures
· Playground