Any other fans of Thomas Cromwell out there? I’m very excited to hear (via The Bookseller + Publisher) that Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winner, Wolf Hall, is to beturned into a BBC2 costume drama by the man who brought Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy to the big screen.

It was announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that Peter Straughan, who co-wrote the script for the adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre, will turn Mantel’s novel about Thomas Cromwell into a six-part series.  Making the announcement, BBC2s director, Janice Hadlow, described the project as: “a great contemporary novel, a great adaptation”.

Production for the series is expected to start in late 2013.

Who do you fancy playing Henry VIIIs favourite head-kicker? I think Ray Winstone would be great. It’s not the first time Thomas Cromwell has been portrayed of course, but Kenneth Williams has surely got to be the least likely Thomas Cromwell?

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