Natalie and Anne
Natalie and Anne

Natalie and Anne

Natalie Dormer, the 26 year-old actress who was chosen to play the role of Anne Boleyn, approached her assignment very differently. Natalie has strong opinions about the real Anne, and when she got the role, was excited over the prospect of embodying her as accurately as possible.
Susan’s Interview with Hilary Mantel
Susan’s Interview with Hilary Mantel

Susan’s Interview with Hilary Mantel

Among the authors that I corresponded with was Hilary Mantel, whose sequel to Wolf Hall, entitled Bring Up the Bodies, has just been published. She was not yet finished with the sequel when we corresponded; in fact, was at that point not planning a trilogy, but a long second volume. Her publishers convinced her, however, that her section on the fall of Anne Boleyn constituted a book on their own—hence, the decision to enlarge and publish that section as Bring up the Bodies.
When Fictionalized Facts Matter: From ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’ to Hilary Mantel’s new ‘Bring Up the Bodies’
When Fictionalized Facts Matter: From ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’ to Hilary Mantel’s new ‘Bring Up the Bodies’

When Fictionalized Facts Matter: From ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’ to Hilary Mantel’s new ‘Bring Up the Bodies’

​There is a scene in the 1969 film version of Anne of the Thousand Days that has audiences cheering to this day.