The BBC have today released promotional pictures for their up and coming adaption of Hilary Mantel’s award winning 2009 novel, Wolf Hall. Based on the life and times of one of England’s most notorious politicians the six part drama is set to air next year. Casting includes Mark Rylance will star as Cromwell with Damian Lewis (Homeland) as King Henry VIII with Claire Foy (The Promise) as the calculating and ambitious Anne Boylen, Jonathan Pryce (Cranford) as the ostentatious and powerful Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Joanne Whalley (The Borgias) as Henry ‘s first wife Katherine of Aragon, Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) as the haughty Stephen Gardiner, Secretary to the King, Anton Lesser (Endeavour) as the heretic hunter Thomas More, Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as Ambassador of Spain Chapuys, Charity Wakefield (Sense & Sensibility), as Anne’s sister Mary Boleyn, Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife) as Anne’s sister-in-law Jane Rochford, Bernard Hill (Five Days) as the King’s military commander the Duke of Norfolk, Richard Dillane (The Dark Knight) as the king’s brother-in-law the Duke of Suffolk, Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) as Cromwell’s ward Rafe Sadler, Natasha Little (Case Histories) as Cromwell’s wife Liz, and Saskia Reeves (Turks & Caicos) as her sister Johane.
More promotional pictures below. The series is expected to air on BBC 2 in 2015.
With thanks to BBC Pictures and BBC Media.