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Wolf Hall: Bringing the Intrigue of the Tudor Court to Life – Jan 9, 2015

Wolf Hall: Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance on bringing the intrigue of the Tudor court to life

by Gerard Gilbert – The Independent – January 9, 2015

Source: BBC

 

BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels begins this month. It’s only early January but it seems that we might already have the best new British drama of 2015 about to air, although some readers may need to suppress a yawn when it’s added that this is a BBC costume drama led by a great Shakespearian actor. Safe as houses?

Not so. Writer Peter Straughan and director Peter Kosminsky’s engrossing adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, starring Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, reinvigorates a genre grown comfortable in its award-winning ways, shaking it up in a manner not seen since I Claudius in the 1970s.

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Wolf Hall: Henry’s Horrible History, Daily Mail, January 3, 2015

Henry’s horrible history: You won’t find any left-handers or extras in specs. Accuracy is king in the most eagerly anticipated TV event of the year… but how does Wolf Hall stand up to the scrutiny of one historian?

By Lucy Worsely
PUBLISHED: 17:01 EDT, 3 January 2015 | UPDATED: 04:31 EDT, 4 January 2015

You won’t find any left-handers in Henry’s court. Or extras in specs. Or XXL codpieces. Accuracy is king in the most eagerly anticipated TV event of the new year… but how does Wolf Hall stand up to the scrutiny of historian Lucy Worsley? Event joined her behind the scenes to find out

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From Eton to Wolf Hall, The Times Magazine, January 3, 2015

BBC2, Original article at the Times

Damian Lewis: from Eton to Wolf Hall

A post-Homeland Damian Lewis – now in tights and a codpiece for the BBC’s Wolf Hall – talks fame, class and family with Polly Vernon

Polly Vernon
January 3 2015, 4:50pm Continue reading From Eton to Wolf Hall, The Times Magazine, January 3, 2015

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Wolf Hall, Damian Lewis: “I share character traits with him.” Daily Mail, January 2, 2015

‘I share character traits with him!’: Damian Lewis admits elite upbringing allowed him to play King Henry VIII in new BBC period drama Wolf Hall

By Lucy Mapstone for MailOnline
PUBLISHED: 07:39 EDT, 2 January 2015 | UPDATED: 13:58 EDT, 2 January 2015

Actor Damian Lewis says his elite upbringing, attending a leading public school, helped to prepare him for his portrayal of a king in Wolf Hall. Continue reading Wolf Hall, Damian Lewis: “I share character traits with him.” Daily Mail, January 2, 2015

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Damian Lewis on Wolf Hall and his hot new indie film, The Times, October 18, 2014

Original article at the Times

Damian Lewis on Wolf Hall and his hot new indie film

Damian Lewis has swapped Homeland for the Highlands, playing a church minister in The Silent Storm; then there’s the small matter of playing Henry VIII in Wolf Hall

In his new film The Silent Storm, Lewis is a deeply repressed, sanctimonious, Scottish Presbyterian minister

Kate Muir
October 18 2014, 1:01am Continue reading Damian Lewis on Wolf Hall and his hot new indie film, The Times, October 18, 2014