WOLF HALL's Anna Regina looks at Anne Boleyn and Henry's marriage - but the reality of life for Tudor women was far less fun. From being burned at the stake to using beeswax plugs and vinegar-soaked wool as contraception it wasn't all ruffs and Raleigh.
The costumes worn by the cast of Wolf Hall, which included Damian Lewis and Claire Foy (pictured), had all the correct fastenings and there were no zips, costume designer Joanna Eatwell explained. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)
'All dramas are costume dramas," says Joanna Eatwell, in charge of dressing Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and the huge cast of new six-hour adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning Tudor history novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
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Liz Cromwell, played by Natasha Little. Designing costumes for the middle class characters in Wolf Hall, in particular Cromwell’s sister-in-law, Johane, was 'exciting' said Joanna. (BBC/Company Productions Ltd)
This Tudor gown was designed by Costume Designer Joanna Eatwell for the 2015 production Wolf Hall, where it was worn on Charity Wakefield as Mary Boleyn. The gown was used again in 2016 on Alice Patten as Catherine Parr in Six Wives with Lucy Worsley.
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