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Mark Rylance's Wolf Hall costume being sold to fund anti-war film

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Sir Mark is a patron of the Stop The War coalition.

Actor Sir Mark Rylance’s Wolf Hall costume is being sold on eBay to help fund an anti-war film.

The fur-lined coat, doublet, shirt, hat, britches and codpiece which the actor wore as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC mini-series are all up for grabs.

The money raised will help fund a feature film adaptation of the Czech satirical novel, The Good Soldier Schwejk, by late author Jaroslav Hazek.

Sir Mark, who won a best actor Bafta TV award for the 2015 adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, is a patron of the Stop The War coalition.

The costume is being sold by Sands Films, which custom-made it for the actor and will produce the film later this year.

Producer Olivier Stockman said: “Schwejk is an anti-war protest.

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“It’s about the irrationality, the bungling, the ridiculous cock-ups, the impossibility of coordinating logistics across the vast Austro-Hungarian Empire – as well as across our contemporary ‘would-be’ empires. It is about the criminal absurdity of war.”

The costume will be auctioned on eBay with no reserve, for 10 days from Friday.


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