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The Pillars of The Earth

Preview by Jack Foley

ON NOVEMBER 22, 2010 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings one of the major television events of the year to DVD.

The Pillars of The Earth, the eight-part Starz miniseries, is an enduring love story masterfully entwined with political turmoil, set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th century England.

Based on Ken Follett’s worldwide best-selling novel, The Pillars of The Earth boasts an all-star cast that includes Ian McShane (TV’s Deadwood, Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Holiday), Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood), Eddie Redmayne (The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Sarah Parish (Merlin), Natalia Worner, Tony Curran (TV’s 24), Donald Sutherland and Alison Pill.

The Pillars of the Earth is directed by three-time DGA award-winner Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (TV’s Heroes) and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Rosemont, Jonas Bauer, Tim Halkin, Michael Prupas, David W. Zucker, and Rola Bauer.

Ken Follett’s book, first published in 1989, has sold more than 14 million copies world-wide and has been published in more than 30 languages. The three-disc DVD set includes three all-new featurettes and will be available for £29.99 RRP.


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 (Sewell) 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 (McShane) and the battling progeny of King Henry, Queen Maud (Pill) and King Stephen (Curran), they’ll stop at nothing to keep those secrets safe!

The epic mini-series event also stars Matthew MacFadyen as Prior Philip, Hayley Atwell as the beautiful noblewoman Aliena and Donald Sutherland as Bartholomew.

Win The Pillars of The Earth on DVD

To celebrate the release of The Pillars of The Earth on DVD, IndieLondon has teamed up with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Who wrote the book upon which The Pillars of The Earth is based?

Simply send the answer to Pillars of The Earth competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 15
Running time: 428mins
UK DVD Release: November 22, 2010