This summer, Starz is set to premiere the eight-hour “event series” based on the bestselling novel “The Pillars of the Earth.” For those of you who want to put the names to the faces of the people who will be portraying some of the main characters, we have some photos to share with you.
Below is Starz’s synopsis for the miniseries, which will start off with a two-hour premiere on Friday, July 23rd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Further down are photos of the amazing cast that will be bringing Follett's characters to life when this miniseries premieres next month.
Starz will premiere the eight-hour event series The Pillars of the Earth, based on Ken Follett’s global bestselling novel in July 2010. Kicking off with a two-hour premiere, the series is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous, spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England. The best-selling novel, which has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and has been published in more than 30 languages, was shot on location in Hungary and Austria.
Hayley Atwell as Aliena
Ian McShane as Waleran Bigod
Alison Pill as Maud
Anatole Taubman as Remigius
David Oakes as William Hamleigh
Rufus Sewell as Tom Builder
Eddie Redmayne as Jack
Gordon Pinsent as The Archbishop
Matthew Macfadyen as Prior Philip
Natalia Wörner as Ellen
Sam Claflin as Richard
Tony Curran as Stephen
Photo Credit: The Pillars of the Earth © 2010 Tandem Productions GmbH, Pillars Productions (Ontario) Inc., Pillars Productions (Muse) Inc. All rights reserved.