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Hilary Mantel on staging The Mirror and the Light: ‘I should have been doing this all my life’
As the third part of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy hits the stage, the writer talks about the perils of political powerplay, fleeing Brexit to Ireland and setting her next novel in more recent times

Mark Lawson

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel review – a shoo-in for the Booker prize
The final novel in Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy is, true to form, another masterpiece

Stephanie Merritt

01, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Hilary Mantel: ‘I’ve got quite amused at people saying I have writer’s block. I’ve been like a factory!’
As the long-awaited final volume of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy is published, the twice Booker winner discusses her writing life and why she wants to write a play of her controversial Margaret Thatcher story

Alex Clark

22, Feb, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Hilary Mantel: 'History is a process, not a locked box'
As her novel Wolf Hall is named the best of the century so far, the author looks back on the ‘long walk’ she has taken with Thomas Cromwell

Claire Armitstead

21, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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This is what would be lost if the BBC gave free TV licences to all over-75s | Peter Kosminsky
Original drama, Blue Planet, plus whole channels would go. This hard decision has been forced on the BBC by politicians, says writer and director Peter Kosminsky

Peter Kosminsky

18, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Remains of real Wolf Hall discovered by archaeologists
The Tudor home of the Seymour family, setting of Hilary Mantel’s books, has been discovered in the grounds of a later manor in Wiltshire

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Oct, 2018 @12:12 PM

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Claire Foy: ‘My anxiety was a tool to survive’
She has just won an Emmy for her role in The Crown and now takes the lead in two Oscar-tipped films. So why doesn’t the British actor believe her own hype?

Tom Lamont

29, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Students take Hilary Mantel's Tudor novels as fact, says historian
John Guy tells Hay festival that applicants cite author in interviews and says blur between fact and fiction is troubling

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

31, May, 2017 @4:15 PM

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Historical fiction and ‘alternative facts’ … Mantel reveals all about retelling our past
The Wolf Hall author discusses the line between truth and fantasy

Ben Quinn

20, May, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Damian Lewis webchat – your questions answered on Brexit nationalists, Eton and noisy theatregoers
The Homeland and Billions star, now starring in The Goat, talked sweet packets, war heroes and the myths of private education

19, Apr, 2017 @2:08 PM

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BBC set for big night at Emmys as four dramas vie for 22 nominations
The Night Manager, Luther, Sherlock and War and Peace line up with Catastrophe and Downton at ceremony

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

17, Sep, 2016 @7:00 AM

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