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'Homeland' Star Damien Lewis Joins PBS's 'Wolf Hall'

6/17/2014

By Tim Molloy
TheWrap

"Homeland" star Damian Lewis has signed on to play Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in PBS's much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall."

The six-part miniseries 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 drama, which follows the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court. The blacksmith's son became Henry VIII's closest advisor.

Claire Foy ("Little Dorrit") will play the calculating and ambitious Anne Boleyn mini-series, written by Peter Straughan ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy").

More to come…

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