The Pillars of the Earth

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Ken Follett's best-selling novel is brought to life in a star-studded and critically-acclaimed eight-part miniseries! Emerging from the war-torn shadows of England's Dark Ages, an idealistic mason, Tom Builder (Rufus Sewell, The Holiday) sets out on... read more

Ken Follett's best-selling novel is brought to life in a star-studded and critically-acclaimed eight-part miniseries! Emerging from the war-torn shadows of England's Dark Ages, an idealistic mason, Tom Builder (Rufus Sewell, The Holiday) sets out on a quest of erecting a glorious Cathedral bathed in light. But when that light threatens to illuminate the dark secrets of ambitious Bishop Waleran Bigod (Ian McShane, 2005 Golden Globe Best Actor, TV's "Deadwood) and the battling progeny of King Henry, Queen Maud (Alison Pill, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and King Stephen (Tony Curran, Ondine), they'll stop at nothing to keep those secrets safe! The epic miniseries event also stars Matthew MacFadyen (Frost/Nixon) as Prior Philip, Hayley Atwell (Love Hate) as the beautiful noblewoman Aliena and Donald Sutherland (TV's "Dirty Sexy Money") as Bartholomew.

Original Release

07/23/2010 on STARZ

US Release

07/23/2010

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Cast

Anatole Taubman Remigius
Ian McShane Waleran Bigod
Rufus Sewell Tom Builder
Donald Sutherland Bartholomew / Earl Bartholomew
Gotz Otto Walter
Féodor Atkine Abbot Suger / Abbot Sugar
Gordon Pinsent Archbishop
Barna Illyes Labourer
Liam Garrigan Alfred / Alfred Builder
Eddie Redmayne Jack / Jack Jackson
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Anarchy Friday, 23 July 2010
2 Master Builder Friday, 23 July 2010
3 Redemption Friday, 30 July 2010
4 Battlefield Friday, 06 August 2010
5 Legacy Friday, 13 August 2010
6 Witchcraft Friday, 20 August 2010
7 New Beginnings Friday, 27 August 2010
8 The Work of Angels Friday, 27 August 2010

Directors

Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Writers

John Pielmeier, Ken Follett

Cast

Anatole Taubman Remigius
Ian McShane Waleran Bigod
Rufus Sewell Tom Builder
Donald Sutherland Bartholomew / Earl Bartholomew
Gotz Otto Walter
Féodor Atkine Abbot Suger / Abbot Sugar
Gordon Pinsent Archbishop
Barna Illyes Labourer
Liam Garrigan Alfred / Alfred Builder
Eddie Redmayne Jack / Jack Jackson
Sam Claflin Richard
Matthew MacFadyen Philip / Prior Phillip
Hayley Atwell Aliena
Tony Curran Stephen / King Stephen
Alison Pill Maud
Robert Bathurst Percy Hamleigh
Jody Halse Johnny Eightpence
Sarah Parish Regan Hamleigh
Freddie Boath Henry - 15 years old / Henry - 15 year
Matt Devere Gloucester

Producers

Ridley Scott Executive Producer
Michael Prupas Executive Producer
Rola Bauer Executive Producer
Tim Halkin Executive Producer
David W. Zucker Executive Producer
David A. Rosemont Executive Producer
Jonas Bauer Executive Producer
Tony Scott Executive Producer
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Producer
Howard Ellis Producer
Malcolm Reeve Producer
Adam Goodman Producer
John Ryan Producer

Editors

Richard Comeau, Sylvain Lebel

2011Golden GlobeBest Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2011Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2011Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2011EmmyOutstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
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