Two-time Olivier and three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance is Thomas Cromwell in a major six part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies for BBC Two and Masterpiece on PBS.
Bafta-winning director Peter Kosminsky directs the drama that presents an intimate portrait of Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant consigliere to King Henry VIII, as he manoeuvres the corridors of power at the Tudor court. The story follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker – from humble beginnings and an enigmatic past – who must serve king and country while navigating deadly political intrigue, the King’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.
Oscar-nominated Peter Straughan adapted both novels for the screen.
Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell
Damian Lewis as Henry VIII
Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn
Mark Gatiss as Stephen Gardiner
Jessica Raine as Jane Rochford
Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey
Joanne Whalley as Katherine of Aragon
Anton Lesser as Thomas More
Mathieu Amalric as Eustace Chapuys
Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn
Bernard Hill as Duke of Norfolk
Richard Dillane as Duke of Suffolk
Natasha Little as Liz Cromwell
Saskia Reeves as Johane Williamson
Harry Lloyd as Harry Percy
Emilia Jones as Anne Cromwell
Jack Lowden as Thomas Wyatt
Edward Holcroft as George Boleyn
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Rafe Sadler
Tom Holland as Gregory Cromwell
UK | BBC Two | 2015