The magic of Mark Rylance: ‘Our culture is terrified of anything mysterious’

After decades of stage adulation, the Wolf Hall star has suddenly been catapulted into the mainstream. He talks about playing a Hollywood assassin, the power of crop circles – and the family tragedy that reshaped his world There are two pieces of received wisdom about Mark Rylance. The first is that he’s the best actor of his generation. Al Pacino has been saying so for years : “Rylance speaks …