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Wolf Hall

Has anyone been watching it? 
I think it's superb. Mark Rylance is mesmeric as Cromwell.
I tried to read the book a couple of years back but struggled with it.
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15 Feb 2015, 12:32 PM | Post: #2

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I've been recording it but so far not watched any of it. I've seen Mark Rylance on stage twice and he is quite brilliant.
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15 Feb 2015, 12:35 PM | Post: #3

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I agree, fantastic series. I loved the books, and this adaptation catches the atmosphere, the tone and the language brilliantly. I was looking forward to seeing it, but always a bit worried when I have loved a book so much that the adaptation will disappoint (eg One Day) - but that certainly isn't the case with this.
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15 Feb 2015, 03:36 PM | Post: #4

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Yes, watching it on iPlayer. Mark Rylance is indeed mesmeric. An unlikely star. Apparently he did not learn to talk until he was six years old. Good news for all late bloomers.
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(15 Feb 2015 12:32 PM)Jonathan Hill Wrote: Wrote:  I've been recording it but so far not watched any of it. I've seen Mark Rylance on stage twice and he is quite brilliant.
You lucky devil. What have you seen him in?
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15 Feb 2015, 06:15 PM | Post: #6

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RE: Wolf Hall

(15 Feb 2015 05:43 PM)DavidHaynes Wrote: Wrote:  
(15 Feb 2015 12:32 PM)Jonathan Hill Wrote: Wrote:  I've been recording it but so far not watched any of it. I've seen Mark Rylance on stage twice and he is quite brilliant.
You lucky devil. What have you seen him in?
The play 'Jerusalem' which he is most known for on stage - a stunning STUNNING performance in an amazing play and then an impressive performance in La Bete, a French play. He's small and modest but, my goodness, his presence is mighty!
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15 Feb 2015, 07:32 PM | Post: #7

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Yes,
I'm really enjoying it, Mark Rylance is fantastic, captivating, but I'm also enjoying Damian Lewis as Henry viii, together they are superb.
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This post was last modified: 16 Feb 2015 06:26 PM by DavidHaynes.
I'm envious of you, Jonathan!

Thats interesting, Anna. My six year old suffers with verbal diarrhoea most of the time.
I might go back and try the books again Julie. At the timer I'm not sure I gave Wolf Hall the attention it deserved.
I agree Paula. I thought Damien Lewis was excellent in Homeland and he makes a good Henry. 
What I like about it is the underlying sense of threat which seems to be implied rather than obvious. Great stuff!
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16 Feb 2015, 06:51 PM | Post: #9

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Dare I say I've also seen Mr Lewis on stage?!
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(16 Feb 2015 06:51 PM)Jonathan Hill Wrote:  Dare I say I've also seen Mr Lewis on stage?!
Not unless you want PRIDE to be your last novel. Tongue
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