Wolf Hall

2015 | Drama
Ended | PBS | BBC Two
3.9 out of 5 stars

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

Thomas Cromwell - Mark Rylance
Henry VIII - Damian Lewis
Anne Boleyn - Claire Foy
Stephen Gardiner - Mark Gatiss
Jane Rochford - Jessica Raine
Cardinal Wolsey - Jonathan Pryce
Katherine of Aragon - Joanne Whalley
Thomas More - Anton Lesser
Eustace Chapuys - Mathieu Amalric
Mary Boleyn - Charity Wakefield
Duke of Norfolk - Bernard Hill
Duke of Suffolk - Richard Dillane
Liz Cromwell - Natasha Little
Johane Williamson - Saskia Reeves
Harry Percy - Harry Lloyd
Anne Cromwell - Emilia Jones
Thomas Wyatt - Jack Lowden
George Boleyn - Edward Holcroft
Rafe Sadler - Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Gregory Cromwell - Tom Holland