The Talk of the Town is… codpiece!

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Well, there has been one single most important controversy about Wolf Hall that got everyone talking about for months now… The codpiece 🙂

It was during the filming of Wolf Hall this past summer that I noticed some unusual interest in the codpiece. Historian Lucy Worsley, who interviewed Damian Lewis on the set of Wolf Hall, tweeted:

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Codpiece? Now, where did this come from? Continue reading “The Talk of the Town is… codpiece!”

Take a Fun Quiz and Find out…

Which Henry VIII wife you are!

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As Henry is moving from wife to wife, I think we should put everything in perspective once and for all that everyone knows her place in the court of Henry VIII ☺ Continue reading “Take a Fun Quiz and Find out…”

In Defense of Skinny Henry :)

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I don’t know about Damian Lewis, but I am a bit sick and tired of reading on social media and elsewhere about people being suspicious about the “skinny” Henry VIII on Wolf Hall 🙂

So, in defense of skinny Henry, I present the evidence! Continue reading “In Defense of Skinny Henry :)”

My year-long Wolf Hall Journey

“Henry VIII is a monster, but he’s our monster.
 We’re perversely proud of Henry.”
 Hilary Mantel 
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Tell me… what are the odds your favorite actor plays your favorite historical monster in a mini-series based on your favorite book? I know 🙂 And, not just that, but the mini-series premieres on BBC2 on January 21 — literally as my birthday gift! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

I have had this amazing journey with Wolf Hall. It started on a sunny and cold Saturday afternoon in New York City at the Belasco Theater last January and is now coming full circle with our first rendezvous with Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII. Continue reading “My year-long Wolf Hall Journey”

It’s time… to get in the mood for Wolf Hall!

It’s official! Wolf Hall is coming to BBC2 on January 21 and to PBS Masterpiece Theater on April 5.

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I just cannot wait.

As a huge Damian Lewis fan, I am, of course, looking forward to seeing all his upcoming projects… But Wolf Hall is very special for me. Tell me, what are the odds that your most favorite actor plays your most favorite historical monster in a mini-series that is based on your most favorite book? Continue reading “It’s time… to get in the mood for Wolf Hall!”