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Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway


The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company!

Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 features a company of more than 20 actors, headed by Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, and Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII, all under the direction of Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, who makes his New York City directing début.

The production features scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Paule Constable (Part 1) and David Plater (Part 2), sound design by Nick Powell, music byStephen Warbeck, and movement by Siân Williams.

Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, which explores the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII, is written by Dame Hilary Manteland adapted by Mike Poulton. This special event invites theatergoers to be part of a unique theatrical experience, similar to the Royal Shakespeare Company's award winning production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

Mark Smeaton, u/s Thomas Wyatt/Headsman

Studied languages at Cambridge University. The original run of Wolf Hall was Joey's professional theatrical debut. TV/Film: "The White Queen," The Riot Club, "Murder on the Home Front," "Whitechapel."

Duke of Suffolk, u/s Henry VIII/Duke of Norfolk

Theatre: Henry VIII in The Prince and the Pauper, Elyot in Private Lives, Charles II in Restoration, Dali in Hysteria, Harlequin in The Double Inconstancy, Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband, Forlipopoli in Mirandolina, Jack Absolute in The Rivals, Kiril in Platonov, Valentine in Arcadia, Antonio inAntonio's Revenge. Television: "Game of Thrones," "Midsomer Murders," "Doc Martin," "Jonathan Creek," "Atilla," "Doctor Who," "Heartbeat," "The Infinite World of HG Wells," "Sword of Honour," "Kavanagh QC." Film: Arn The Knight Templar, Topsy Turvy, Shakespeare in Love. Video Games: Hawke in Dragon Age II, Kian Alvane in Dreamfall Chapters.

Katherine of Aragon/Lady Rochford

West End: Top Girls (Pope Joan), Ivanov (Babakina). National Theatre: The Voysey Inheritance (Honor Voysey). Old Vic Theatre: Henry IV I & II (Lady Percy/Doll Tearsheet). Southwark Playhouse: The Winter's Tale (Paulina). Off West End: Electra (Electra). Brits Off Broadway: Some Kind of Bliss (one woman show). Film: Genius (Miss Wyckoff) Alan Partridge Alpha Papa (Tonia Scott). TV: "Count Arthur Strong," "The Thick of It," "Pride and Prejudice," "The Night Watch," "Twenty Twelve," and "Poirot."

Jane Seymour/Princess Mary/Lady Worcester

Theatre: Another Place (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies (RSC, Aldwych Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Regent's Park Theatre);Dr. Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Glasgow Citizen's); People Like Us (The Pleasance); DNA (UK Tour); Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre); Sum Zero (Lyric Hammersmith Studio); Product Placement (Watford Palace); The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices (Old Vic); Victory Street (Soho). Film/TV: "Vera," "Doctors," Jess//Jim. Leah is a BBC Carleton Hobbs Award winner and played numerous roles on the BBC Radio Repertory Company. Highlights include: Home Front, The Archers, I, Claudius, The Big Sleep, Danton's Death, Showboat, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Pilgrim.

Mary Boleyn/Lizzie Wykys/Mary Shelton, u/s Katherine of Aragon/Lady Rochford/Margery Seymour

Theatre includes: Accolade (St. James Theatre, Finborough), Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies (RSC/Aldwych Theatre), Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), A Marvellous Year for Plums (Chichester Festival Theatre), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg(Glasgow Citz), All My Sons (Apollo), As You Like It (Sheffield Crucible), Hay Fever (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Private Lives, Much Ado About Nothing,The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Bath), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Bristol Old Vic). Television includes: "Miss Marple," "Titanic," "Hughie Green: Most Sincerely," "Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures," "Inspector Lynley Mysteries."

Duke of Norfolk, u/s John Seymour

He began his career when the British repertory system was thriving, learning his trade in over one hundred different roles. He was lucky to work for Granada Television in its golden age of drama production and went on to appear in many TV sitcoms. More recently, he's appeared in classic series such as The Lakes, Minder, Midsomer Murders, "Foyle's War" and "Doc Martin." He's played seven seasons at the RSC and several productions at the National Theatre. He was in the Almeida Iceman Cometh with Kevin Spacey and recently appeared in Nicky Silver's The Lyons at the Chocolate Factory.

Ensemble, u/s Barge-Master/Wolsey's Servant/Sir William Kingston/Rafe Sadler/Gregory Cromwell/Christophe/Francis Weston/Duke of Suffolk

Training: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Mathew's first professional engagement was in 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre). Other theatre includes: Chatroom, Fret (National Theatre Studio); Breakout (Cockpit Theatre); Dido: Queen of Carthage, Lear (Lazarus Theatre Company); The Ring Cycle (The British Library); Orion's Hat (Tristan Bates Theatre); Sitting With Thistle (Lion and Unicorn Theatre); Cynthia's Revels, The Old Wives' Tale (Globe Education); Travesti (Etcetera Theatre); Blue Remembered Hills (New Diorama); Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies (Aldwych Theatre). Television/Film includes: Hold On (short); An Adventure In Space and Time; "The Tractate Middoth" (both BBC).

Gregory Cromwell, u/s Mark Smeaton/George Boleyn/Edward Seymour

Daniel trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Theatre includes: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Chariots of Fire, Oh to Be in England, Orpheus: The Mythical, After Lydia. Television: "Doctors," "Holby City." Films: Frequencies, Scar Tissue, The Patrol, Lab Rats. Daniel would like to dedicate his Broadway Debut to the memory of his Grandmother, actress Pamela Cundell.

George Boleyn/Edward Seymour, u/s Thomas Cromwell

NYC/Tour: Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory), Cyrano, Taming of the Shrew. London: Henry V, Rivals. UK Tour/Regional: Noises Off!, Much Ado, Dream,Othello, Norman Conquests, 3 Guys Naked. TV: "Doctor Who."

Barge-Master/Wolsey's Servant, u/s Rafe Sadler/Gregory Cromwell/Francis Weston/Christophe/Duke of Suffolk/Harry Percy/William Brereton

Graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012, where he studied Drama and Theatre Arts. Theatrical roles include Alan Strang in Equus,Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, John Hale in The Crucible, Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Louis Ironson in Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2, Gabriel Law in When The Rain Stops Falling, Paul Biegler in Anatomy of a Murder, Henry Turnblower in The Mermaid of Zennor, and Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Lady in Waiting/Maid/Margery Seymour, u/s Anne Boleyn/Mary Boleyn/Lizzie Wykys/Mary Shelton/Jane Seymour/Lady Worcester/Princess Mary

Broadway Debut! UK: Hamlet, The Seagull, The Odyssey, Round 2 (The Factory), Richard III, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Love&Madness),Troilus and Cressida (Dogs with Crowns). NZ: Othello (Downstage), Macbeth(Maidment), Cymbeline, The Tempest, Pinocchio, Three Women, Three Sisters (Peripeteia), King Lear (ATC), Closer (Maverick). Madeleine also sings, and was a guest vocalist on Dexys latest album One Day I'm Going To Soar.

Cardinal Wolsey/Archbishop Warham/Sir John Seymour/Sir William Kingston

Many appearances on television, with the National Theatre and RSC including Henry VIII (King Henry), The Tempest (Prospero), Antony and Cleopatra (Enobarbus), Two Shakespearean Actors, Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses), Hamlet (Horatio), Hedda Gabler (Lovberg), Cat On a Hot Tin Roof(Gooper). Also Love and Information, Cock, The Normal Heart (Olivier Award), King Lear (Gloucester), Twelfth Night (Toby Belch), The Cherry Orchard (Gayev), The Winter's Tale (Camillo), Awake and Sing!, Death of a Salesman (Willy Loman - Scottish Critics Award nomination), The Seagull (Sorin), The Graduate (Mr Braddock). Films include: Mr Turner (William Turner Snr), Coriolanus (Brutus), Vera Drake, All Or Nothing.

Anne Boleyn

West End: Onassis, Let There Be Love, Time and the Conways (National Theatre), Frost/Nixon, Hecuba (and at BAM). TV: "River," "Life in Squares" (Virginia Woolf), "Lucan," "Ambassadors," "Da Vinci's Demons," "Whitechapel," "The 39 Steps," "Margaret Thatcher," "The Line of Beauty," "Jericho," "Rome," "Midsommer Murders," "Foyle's War." Film: The Fifth Estate, Archipelago.

Ensemble, u/s Thomas Wyatt/Headsman/French Ambassador/Barge-Master/Wolsey's Servant/Stephen Gardiner/Eustache Chapuys

Theatre: Wolf Hall 1&2 (West End); Turk (Globe); Blurred (Young Vic);Kindness (Southwark); Play (Palace); Situation Room (Hull Truck); Babel(Lyric); Ignite (Waterloo East); Bull (Theatre Royal Bury); XY, Minds and Panem (503); YMBBT (Barbican); Remembrance & Spring (Orange Tree); Million (Latitude); Inherit The Wind and 24 (Old Vic); Brief Encounters (Old Red Lion); Trouble and Eden (Kings Head); Enemy (Arcola); Akenfield (Eastern Angles); Deptford (Albany); Sons (Theatre Royal); Wyatt (Riverside); Machinal and Home (BAC); and Emperor Jones (National Theatre). Film:Great Expectations (BBC); WWZ (Paramount). Television: "Lewis" and "Doc Martin" (ITV); "WWE" (Scott Free); "Researchers" (C4) and "King" (SKY).

Thomas Cromwell

Theatre includes: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet(RSC); Love Love Love and My Child (Royal Court); Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre); Measure for Measure and The Tower (Almeida); The Normal Conquests and Richard II (Old Vic); The Cherry Orchard, The London Cuckolds, Mary Stuart (National Theatre); The Winter's Tale (Young Vic) and The Tempest (Phoebus Cart). Television includes: "Dracula," "Zen," "The Promise," "Coupling," "Lark Rise to Candleford," "Prime Suspect," "Forsyte Saga," "Cold Feet," "The Hollow Crown 2" (BBC 2016). Film includes Ninja Assassin, Speed Racer, V for Vendetta.

Christophe/Francis Weston

Theatre: The Spring Tide (Old Red Lion) TV: "Bouquet of Barbed Wire," "Little Crackers," "Lewis" and "Casualty." Film: City of Life and Death of a Farmer.

King Henry VIII

Broadway: Merchant of Venice. West End: Wolf Hall, The Audience, Speed The Plow, Merchant Of Venice. RSC: Richard II, Winter's Tale. TV: "Inspector Lynley" as Inspector Lynley, "Bleak House," "Vanity Fair," "Far From The Madding Crowd," "Injustice," "Dancing Queen," "Merlin," "Nuremberg Trials," "Never Come Back," "The Bible - David," "The Vision Thing," "A Class Apart," "Absolute Hell," "Village Affair," "Trust," "Into Thin Air," "Still Life," "The Outcast." Film: Stardust, The Bodyguard, Flawless, The Haunted Mansion, Othello, Hamlet, Squanto, Perfect Host, War Requiem. Fade To Black, Lover's Prayer, Beverly Hills Ninja, Malice In Wonderland.

Stephen Gardiner/Eustache Chapuys, u/s Thomas More/Henry Norris

National Theatre: Edward 2nd (Warwick); This House (Chelmsford, Henley); Traverse Theatre Edinburgh World Tour (including Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre and Tricycle Theatre London; Clurman Theater New York; Kennedy Center Washington); Midsummer (Bob), Shakespeare's Globe; Much Ado About Nothing (Don John); The Mysteries (Pilate). National Theatre of Scotland: The Wonderful World of Dissocia; Realism; Caledonia. The Royal Court: The Lying Kind. Traverse Theatre Edinburgh: Kyoto; The Nest. Drum Theatre Plymouth: Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness. Tron Theatre Glasgow: The Tempest (Stephano/Antonio). Film: The Winslow Boy; State and Main.

Thomas More/Henry Norris

Theatre includes: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Ford); Pedro The Great Pretender (Pedro); Hamlet and Have at RSC; The Physicists; Good at The Donmar Warehouse; The Low Road (Mr Low) at Royal Court; Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry) at Wyndham's Theatre; The Machine at The Bush Theatre; The Deep Blue Sea at West Yorkshire Playhouse; The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya at Birmingham Repertory; The Goat at Traverse Theatre; Breakfast At Tiffany's at Haymarket Theatre; A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) at Rose Theatre, Kingston; Tartuffe (Tartuffe) at Liverpool Playhouse; Nicholas Nickleby and King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre. TV includes: "20/12," "Foyle's War," "Midsomer Murders." Film includes: The Love Punch and Shakespeare in Love.

Harry Percy/William Brereton, u/s Stephen Gardiner/Eustache Chapuys

Broadway debut. Training: Drama Centre London. Off Broadway: Lysander in The Fairy Queen (BAM). UK Theatre includes: Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); John Rutherford Jr. in Rutherford & Son; Hamlet in Hamlet (Northern Broadsides); Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare's Globe); Hippolytus in Phaedra's Love (Arcola); Joe in Lighthearted Intercourse (Bolton Octagon); Misail in A Provincial Life (National Theatre Wales); Soranzo in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (Liverpool Everyman); Benjamin in Easter (Oxford Stage Company, Ian Charleson Award Commendation). Television includes: "Land Girls," "Foyle's War," "The Rotters' Club," "Goldplated," "The Romantics," "Afterlife," "Heartbeat." Film includes: The Torment, In Transit.

Rafe Sadler

Broadway debut! UK Theatre includes: A Midsummer Night's Dream andBlue Stockings at Shakespeare's Globe; Trelawny of the Wells at the Donmar Warehouse; A Tale of Two Cities at Northampton.

Thomas Cranmer/Sir Thomas Boleyn/French Ambassador, u/s Cardinal Wolsey/Archbishop Warham

National Theatre: This House, After The Dance. RSC: The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. London: Twelfth Night, Cymbeline,Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lady Be Good, The Pirates of Penzance, Longitude. Chichester: An Ideal Husband,The Way of the World, The Music Man. Birmingham: Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Blithe Spirit, Othello, The Duchess of Malfi, Neville's Island, Relative Values. TV and Film: The Musketeers, Mr Selfridge, Foyle's War, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Stephen Poliakoff's Friends and Crocodiles, Dennis Potter's Karaoke.

Thomas Wyatt/Headsman, u/s Thomas Cranmer/Thomas Boleyn/Harry Percy/William Brereton

Training: RADA. Theatre: Accolade, I Heart Peterborough, Troilus & Cressida, Titus Andronicus. Television: Silk, Misfits, Sirens, Consuming Passions. Film:Donkey Punch, A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, Red Tails, Rise Of The Footsoldier.

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