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Hilary Mantel: Return to Wolf Hall (2020)





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Made across six months this film enjoys exclusive and extensive access to one of the world's greatest living writers, delving into the present and her past as she describes a vivid imagination active from an early age and recounts with candour a tale of growing up with a dark family secret. Who could have imagined that Mantel's working-class anti-hero Thomas Cromwell would come to be so loved across the globe? 500 years after his death, the story of Cromwell's extraordinary rise and sudden fall has been brought back into the light, drawing a vast readership, two Booker wins, a Bafta-winning television adaptation, a West End show and the interpretative gifts of some of our greatest actors.


Critic Reviews for Hilary Mantel: Return to Wolf Hall

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

The image of this strange, hugely likeable woman - workmanlike and slightly ethereal, eccentric but no-nonsense - scurrying to her flat near her home on the Devon coast was delightful.

March 13, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It was compulsively watchable, but strangely empty.

March 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Succeeds in finding beauty in a life spent staring at the harsh light of a laptop screen.

March 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Evocatively filmed locations are potent, circumscribed: Derbyshire, Mantel's seaside residence at Budleigh Salterton, visits to a tannery (Mantel there pictured below) and Wolf Hall itself.

March 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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