What do you think of Mark Rylance as Cromwell in "Wolf Hall" TV adaption?

We ask our favorite TV critics to play casting director for the adaptation of Hilary Mantel's best-selling novels


The Blue Glow Award Critics
March 9, 2013 2:30AM (UTC)

This morning, Variety reported that actor Mark Rylance, who won Tonys for "Boeing-Boeing" and "Jerusalem," was cast as Cromwell in the BBC-HBO adaptation of Hilary Mantel's award-winning, best-selling novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies."  Mantel's pen is a bit more generous in her portrait of Henry VII's merciless adviser, but Cromwell is no less manipulative — a fun, meaty role for an actor. But is Ryland the right man for the job? We put the question to the Blue Glow Award critics. Here's what they had to say:

 

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