Trivia Tuesday… with some hard to fill BOOTS :)

As I miss and reflect on Wolf Hall — I always keep coming back to… please don’t laugh…. Henry’s boots!

Look at them — they are FANCY and they are BIG!

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source: farfarawaysite.com

We talked earlier about the meticulous work the Wolf Hall team put into designing and building the costumes for the cast here and here, and Henry’s boots are no exception.  They look FANCY, and it turns out they really are! Lucy Worsley tells in her Daily Mail article that they are “thigh-high, square-toed black boots, custom-made on the Isle of Wight using traditional techniques.”  Continue reading “Trivia Tuesday… with some hard to fill BOOTS :)”

Damian Lewis in The Baker: Everybody Deserves A Second Chance :)

“Everybody deserves a second chance.” — Milo Shakespeare

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What happens when you have Nicholas Brody, Jaime Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) and Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) together in a movie?

The Baker happens!

 

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source: wikipedia

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I don’t know about President Obama but I am SOLD…

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source: itv.com

No, no, I’m not talking about Homeland. Both President Obama and I are sold on that one 🙂 I’m talking about Wales.

How come?

Well, March 1 is St. David’s Day — the Feast Day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales, and it is a public holiday. Thus, in honor of St. David’s Day and Damian Lewis’ Welsh roots, why not talk about Wales today? Continue reading “I don’t know about President Obama but I am SOLD…”

Play Dress Up with Henry!

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source: farfarawaysite.com

Wolf Hall is one of the best things that has ever happened to TV. And, as much as it fascinates us with its wonderful writing, directing and acting, it also mesmerizes us with its visuals, lighting, set designs and particularly, in my case, the costumes! I am in awe of the fabrics and designs, but also the research the costume team did to create the most authentic dresses possible for the production.

I heard this wonderful interview with theWolf Hall costume designer Joanna Eatwell the other day where she shares her 30 years of experience in costume design and talks about her work in Wolf Hall. Continue reading “Play Dress Up with Henry!”

Wolf Hall Episode 6: Master of Phantoms

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source: farfarawaysite.com

Henry never says good-bye…

Once he sees Wolsey is not able to fix a new wife for him… Henry never sees him again.

Once he realizes Katherine will not let him go, Henry leaves one morning without a good-bye, and never sees her again.

Once he takes back the chain of office from Thomas More as he resigns from his post as the Lord Chancellor in a protest against “new bills”… Henry never sees him again.

source: farfarawaysite.com
source: farfarawaysite.com

Finally… Once he leaves Anne at the jousting tournament at Greenwich, and rides back to Whitehall… Henry never sees her again. Continue reading “Wolf Hall Episode 6: Master of Phantoms”