‘Wolf Hall’ sequel, ‘The Mirror and the Light’ set for PBS Masterpiece

When two-time Booker Prize-winning author, Hilary Mantel passed away in September 2022 at the all-too-young age of 70, she was consulting on the television adaptation of her most recent 2020 novel, “The Mirror and the Light”, which was the conclusion to her critically acclaimed Tudor trilogy. The writer’s first two books in the trilogy, “Wolf […]

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Get ready for a bit of ‘Wolf Hall’ separation anxiety…

Unfortunately, Wolf Hall fans will have to wait at least two years before seeing the second installment of the Golden Globe winning historical drama starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. The series, which told the story of the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII, was an adaptation of author Hilary Mantel’s two novels, Wolf […]

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Wolf Hall, PBS’ next ‘masterpiece’ set for Sunday premiere…

Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, are headed to American telly this Sunday (as in, tomorrow) on PBS. This nothing short of brilliant small screen adaptation of Mantel’s Tudor novels will chronicle the meteoric rise to power of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) from a blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s […]

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Celebrating ‘Wolf Hall’ at Liverpool Cathedral

It was an amazing night at the Liverpool Cathedral during the 2015 BBC Showcase. Wolf Hall stars Mark Rylance, Jonathan Pryce and director, Peter Kosminsky joined about 750 of their closest friends on Tuesday to celebrate the brilliance that is Wolf Hall. Currently broadcasting on BBC One and coming to PBS on Sunday, April 5 at 10p […]

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Don't insult the audience's intelligence says 'Wolf Hall' author, Hilary Mantel

“As soon as you decide it’s too complicated for the viewer or history is an inconvenient shape, you fall into a cascade of errors which ends in nonsense”, author Hilary Mantel said to the audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Referring to her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies and their upcoming BBC adaptations, Mantel stressed the importance of not under-estimating the intelligence of her readers and audience, reports Radio Times. “As soon as you decide this is too complicated for the viewer or history is an inconvenient shape – ‘I’ll just tidy it up’ – you fall into a cascade of errors which ends in nonsense”, citing Showtime’s The Tudors as the perfect example of how simply combining history and drama does not always make for good telly.

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