The Pillars of the Earth Miniseries
The Pillars of the Earth was adapted into an eight-hour limited miniseries which premiered in the US in July 2011. The all-star cast includes Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Parish, Hayley Atwell and Eddie Redmayne. The series also includes a cameo from Ken as an Anglo-French merchant.
Ken wrote of his filming experience:
“My scene was with Aliena and Jack – Hayley Atwell and Eddie Redmayne – and Jack’s grandmother, Piroska Molnar, plus numerous Hungarian extras, all with red hair. My role was to reveal part of the mystery of Jack’s past. The scene was short – it will probably be less than a minute of screen time. It took two and a half hours to film. For the first time I realised how hard it is to remember your lines and act them at the same time. But I noticed director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan smiling, so I can’t have been too bad. And, after all, I was telling a story, so I only had to be myself.”