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[05/08/14 - 07:08 AM]
Damian Lewis Joins the Cast of Epic "Masterpiece" on PBS Drama "Wolf Hall"
He 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.

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WOLF HALL (PBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
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