The BBC and MASTERPIECE PBS have announced further casting for Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light, based on the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s trilogy.

As previously announced, Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce, Kate Phillips and Lilit Lesser will all return for the six-part series, now filming across England and Wales.

Announced today, Harriet Walter (Killing Eve, Succession) joins the cast to play Lady Margaret Pole, with Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, Spencer) as the Duke of Norfolk.

Reprising their roles from Wolf Hall series one will be Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Maze Runner, Love Actually) as Rafe Sadler, Joss Porter (The Undeclared War, Humans) as Richard Cromwell, James Larkin (Black MirrorMcMafia) as Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam, Richard Dillane (Argo, Pennyworth) as the Duke of Suffolk, Will Keen (Operation MincemeatHis Dark Materials) as Archbishop Cranmer, and Hannah Steele (The Night Manager, Black Mirror) as Mary Shelton.

Also joining Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light are Alex Jennings (The Crown, This Is Going to Hurt) as Stephen Gardiner, Maisie Richardson-Sellers (The Undeclared War, Legends of Tomorrow) as Bess Oughtred, Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack, The Fifth Estate) as Lady Jane Rochford, Charlie Rowe (Rocketman, Vanity Fair) as Gregory Cromwell, Harry Melling (Harry Potter, The Queen’s Gambit) as Thomas Wriothesley, Corentin Fila (Being 17, Notre-Dame) as Christophe, Tom Mothersdale (BodiesCulprits) as Richard Riche, Karim Kadjar, (Leave to Remain, Mike) as Eustache Chapuys, Lucy Russell (A Spy Among FriendsAtlantic Crossing) as Lady Anne Shelton, Will Tudor (Industry, The Ipcress File) as Edward Seymour, Viola Prettejohn (The CrownThe Witcher) as Mary Fitzroy, Thomas Arnold (A Spy Among FriendsWar & Peace) as Hans Holbein, Jordan Kouamé (MalpracticeDope Girls) as Martin The Gaoler, Agnes O’Casey (Lies We Tell, Ridley Road) as Lady Margaret Douglas, Cecilia Appiah (Hijack, The Chelsea Detective) as Nan Seymour, Ellie de Lange (The Serpent, Arcadia) as Jenneke, Hubert Burton (LivingJekyll and Hyde) as Thomas Howard the Lesser, Pip Carter (Spectre,1917) as Sir Geoffrey Pole, Josef Altin (Top Boy, Game of Thrones) as Thomas Avery, Sarah Priddy (DegeneratesSix Years Gone) as Lady Margery Seymour, Hannah Khalique-Brown (Barbie, The Undeclared War) as Dorothea, Amir El-Masry (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, SAS Rogue Heroes) as Thomas Wyatt, German Segal (The Undeclared WarThe Red Ghost) as Olisleger, Summer Richards (Wild Bill, When She Was Good) as Catherine Howard, and Dana Herfurth (Love Addicts, One Trillion Dollars) as Anne of Cleves.

Reuniting the creative team from the BAFTA and Golden Globe winning first series, Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light will be directed by seven-time BAFTA award winner Peter Kosminsky (The Undeclared War, The State), adapted for television by Academy award nominee Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frank) and produced by Colin Callender’s Playground (The Undeclared War, All Creatures Great and Small) and Company Pictures (Van Der Valk, Blood).

Director Peter Kosminsky says: “Casting Director Robert Sterne has done a truly extraordinary job assembling the most stunning cast with which I’ve ever had the privilege to work. Led by Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, they’ve been drawn by the quality of Hilary Mantel’s writing and Peter Straughan’s adroit adaptation. Shooting in Tudor locations all over England and Wales, it is our privilege to bring Hilary’s last novel to an international television audience.”

Colin Callender, CEO of Playground, says: “Peter Kosminsky and our brilliant casting director Robert Sterne and his team have brought together a glorious cast with many of the original cast returning alongside some very exciting new faces.”

Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light (6×60’) is a Playground and Company Pictures co-production for the BBC and MASTERPIECE. The series will be distributed internationally by Banijay Rights. The series is directed by Peter Kosminsky, adapted by Peter Straughan, and produced by Lisa Osborne. Executive Producers are Colin Callender and Noëlette Buckley for Playground, Peter Kosminsky, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Susanne Simpson for MASTERPIECE.

Jon Creamer

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