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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
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 Duke of Norfolk 6 episodes, 2015
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 Mary Shelton 6 episodes, 2015
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 Jane Rochford 6 episodes, 2015
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 Gregory Cromwell 6 episodes, 2015
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 Duke of Suffolk 5 episodes, 2015
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 Johane Williamson 5 episodes, 2015
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 Harry Norris 5 episodes, 2015
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 George Boleyn 5 episodes, 2015
Joel MacCormack ...
 Thomas Wriothesley 5 episodes, 2015
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 Thomas Cranmer 5 episodes, 2015
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...
 Francis Weston 5 episodes, 2015
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 Stephen Gardiner 4 episodes, 2015
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 Thomas More 4 episodes, 2015
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 William Brereton 4 episodes, 2015
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 Wolsey in Devils Play 4 episodes, 2015
Felix Scott ...
 Francis Bryan 4 episodes, 2015
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 Katherine of Aragon 3 episodes, 2015
Iain Batchelor ...
 Thomas Seymour 3 episodes, 2015
Mary Jo Randle ...
 Mercy Pryor 3 episodes, 2015
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 Liz Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
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 Harry Percy 3 episodes, 2015
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 Young Thomas Cromwell 3 episodes, 2015
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 Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam 3 episodes, 2015
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Robert Wilfort ...
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 James Bainham 2 episodes, 2015
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 Lady Margaret Pole 2 episodes, 2015
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 Eustace Chapuys 2 episodes, 2015
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 Antonia Bonvisi / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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 Sir John Seymour 2 episodes, 2015
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 Grace Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
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 Alice More 2 episodes, 2015
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 Walter Cromwell 2 episodes, 2015
Emma Hiddleston ...
 Meg More 2 episodes, 2015
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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? Written by mccutcj2

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Mark Rylance has stated that the codpieces on the otherwise historically accurate costumes were made smaller at the request of PBS who felt that American audiences might be offended. See more »

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Amazing, the quality of this production is fantastic
14 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This production is first class, there is not one jarring note anywhere. The acting is finely drawn and deeply layered and I am transfixed from the opening to closing credits. The director and production team have done a fantastic job bringing this novel to life. I truly believe this is the best drama I have ever seen on television. It feels like I have stepped into a time machine and am witnessing these events of Tudor England first hand. I sincerely hope that the whole ensemble stay together in order to bring other productions to life and if so, I will be the first in line to watch them. In the meantime, I will be incredibly sorry when I have finished watching the end of the series. Many congratulations to all involved.


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