Review of Wolf Hall

60 minutes

Six-part adaption of two of Hilary Mantel's novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
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Sep 9, 2016 12:23PM EDT

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I did really enjoy this adaptation of Henry VIII's first annulment and the (sadly) beheading of his second wife... if only we could all be flies on the wall to see what did actually transpire at that time and thank goodness we have all moved on (most of us) from those terrible and dark times where it was OK to behead your wife just to be rid of her so you could marry again.. Cromwell's role in all of that was if by all accounts true then, masterly played by Mark Rylance who kept me riveted by his seeming compassion and his dogged determination to do what was considered correct by the King. Damian Lewis was a much handsomer King than the original and he played quite well the nervous lover, dominate King who brooked no denial of his desires... Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn was wonderfully believable and at the end I found myself hoping that somehow the ending had changed but alas it had not... Really well played by all and definitely worth a second or third viewing.


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