Sarah BolgerIrish actress Sarah Bolger has joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes new ABC period drama pilot Gilded Lilys.

TVLine reports that Bolger has been cast in the new pilot by Rhimes along with Madeline Zima. Gilded Lilys will be set in a New York hotel, the city’s first luxury hotel, at the end of the 19th century and will be an “epic love story”.

Sarah Bolger is perhaps most familar to television viewers for her portrayal of Mary Tudor, daughter of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in Showtime’s historical drama The Tudors. The actress also has a number of film roles under her belt such as The Spiderwick Chronicles, Alex Rider: Stormbreaker and In America.

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