Welsh grandmother Denise Salway is such a fan that she has created knitted dolls of Mark Rylance’s Thomas Cromwell and Damian Lewis’ Henry VIII.
But Salway (AKA the Knitting Witch) insists they are not for sale – if you want your own you’ll have to get the needles out….
As to whether there will be a second series, executive producer Colin Callender has told RadioTimes.com that the production team and actors Rylance and Lewis are “eager” to film the last book in the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light.
Author Hilary Mantel is currently writing the book which will take us up to Thomas Cromwell’s demise at the hands of Henry.
“We are waiting for Hilary to deliver it, but everybody involved felt they were making something of substance,” Callender said. “Subject to everybody’s schedule I think they will want to come back.”
Of course, there will be one exception.
“Claire Foy won’t be able to,” adds Callender. Foy, of course, played the ill-fated Anne Boleyn…
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.