Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII’s closest advisor.
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?
Director : Peter Kosminsky, Peter Straughan, Hilary Mantel
Casts : Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Mark Gatiss, Jessica Raine, Jonathan Pryce, Joanne Whalley, Anton Lesser, Mathieu Amalric, Charity Wakefield, Bernard Hill, Richard Dillane, Natasha Little, Saskia Reeves, Harry Lloyd, Emilia Jones, Jack Lowden, Edward Holcroft, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Tom Holland, Joss Porter, Hannah Steele
Countrys : UK
Studios : Company Pictures, Playground Entertainment
Networks : PBS, BBC Two
Ratings : 7.8
Ratings Count : 33
Releasing : 21 January 2015
Time : 60
Status : Ended