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  • Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn wearing a purple gown in the 2015 mini-series "Wolf Hall."
    • BBC

    Wolf Hall

    2015

    Costume seen on Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn

  • Grace McCabe as Mary, Queen of Scots wearing a purple gown in the 2015 film "The Last Days of Mary, Queen of Scots."
    • BBC

    The Last Days of Mary, Queen of Scots

    2015

    Costume seen on Grace McCabe as Mary, Queen of Scots

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About the Costume

The BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning book Wolf Hall had quite a bit of press surrounding it – much of it costume related. Joanna Eatwell designed the costumes, and an article in The Independent stated:

Most of the costumes in British film and television drama are hired from specialist companies such as Angels, Cosprop, and Academy Costumes, although the clothes worn by the principal characters in Wolf Hall – King Henry VIII (played by Damian Lewis, who has 14 separate outfits), Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy, who has only slightly less) and Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) are made from scratch, embroidered by hand by Sands Films of Rotherhithe. “It’s incredibly labour-intensive, but I think the results show,” says Eatwell. “Even if it’s hired, it has to be altered. You don’t want to put something on screen, and everyone’s saying, ‘Oh, I saw that last week on so and so…’.”

Claire Foy wore this purple gown as Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall, which premiered in January 2015. The gown must have been hired out not long after the filming on Wolf Hall ended, as it was seen again in April of 2015 being worn by Grace McCabe as Mary in The Last Days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The gown underwent some minor alterations. The detailing on the sleeves was removed, and a partlet has been added.

 

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About the Costume

The BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning book Wolf Hall had quite a bit of press surrounding it – much of it costume related. Joanna Eatwell designed the costumes, and an article in The Independent stated:

Most of the costumes in British film and television drama are hired from specialist companies such as Angels, Cosprop, and Academy Costumes, although the clothes worn by the principal characters in Wolf Hall – King Henry VIII (played by Damian Lewis, who has 14 separate outfits), Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy, who has only slightly less) and Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) are made from scratch, embroidered by hand by Sands Films of Rotherhithe. “It’s incredibly labour-intensive, but I think the results show,” says Eatwell. “Even if it’s hired, it has to be altered. You don’t want to put something on screen, and everyone’s saying, ‘Oh, I saw that last week on so and so…’.”

Claire Foy wore this purple gown as Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall, which premiered in January 2015. The gown must have been hired out not long after the filming on Wolf Hall ended, as it was seen again in April of 2015 being worn by Grace McCabe as Mary in The Last Days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The gown underwent some minor alterations. The detailing on the sleeves was removed, and a partlet has been added.

 

The BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning book Wolf Hall had quite a bit of press surrounding it – much of it costume related. Joanna Eatwell designed the costumes, and an article in The Independent stated:

Most of the costumes in British film and television drama are hired from specialist companies such as Angels, Cosprop, and Academy Costumes, although the clothes worn by the principal characters in Wolf Hall – King Henry VIII (played by Damian Lewis, who has 14 separate outfits), Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy, who has only slightly less) and Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) are made from scratch, embroidered by hand by Sands Films of Rotherhithe. “It’s incredibly labour-intensive, but I think the results show,” says Eatwell. “Even if it’s hired, it has to be altered. You don’t want to put something on screen, and everyone’s saying, ‘Oh, I saw that last week on so and so…’.”

Claire Foy wore this purple gown as Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall, which premiered in January 2015. The gown must have been hired out not long after the filming on Wolf Hall ended, as it was seen again in April of 2015 being worn by Grace McCabe as Mary in The Last Days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The gown underwent some minor alterations. The detailing on the sleeves was removed, and a partlet has been added.

 

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