Up 12 this week

The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, History, Romance
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 47,774 users  
Reviews: 173 user | 40 critic

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video





4   3   2   1  
2010   2009   2008   2007  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 49 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Borgias (2011–2013)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The saga of a crime family in 1492 Italy.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger
The White Queen (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale
The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne
Rome (2005–2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett
Reign (TV Series 2013)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs
World Without End (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten
Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr
Da Vinci's Demons (TV Series 2013)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos
Hell on Wheels (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy
Deadwood (2004–2006)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker


Series cast summary:
 King Henry VIII (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Charles Brandon (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Ambassador Bishop Chapuys / ... (25 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Thomas Cromwell (24 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Mary Tudor (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Guy Carleton ...
 Chamberlain (23 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Anne Boleyn (21 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Edward Seymour (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
 Thomas Boleyn (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Richard Rich / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
 Queen Catherine of Aragon (18 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Bishop Gardiner (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
 George Boleyn (16 episodes, 2007-2008)


This costume drama features England's splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathon Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal's advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several ... Written by KGF Vissers and Ayla Slessor

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It's Good to Be King. See more »


Drama | History | Romance | War


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| |



Release Date:

1 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Tudors  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Peter O'Toole's scenes were all filmed in a week. See more »


In establishing shots introducing scenes in the Vatican St Peter's Basilica is shown complete. The dome of St Peter's was not completed until 1590, over 50 years after the time the series is set and over 20 years after Michaelangelo (who also appears) died. It may be that the producers decided to show the complete basilica in these establishing shots to make it recognizable to the audience. See more »


King Henry VIII: [after holding a council meeting] It is settled. We are to war with France. Now... I can go play.
[Several courtiers laugh]
See more »


Version of Henry VIII (1991) See more »


Performed by Evanescence
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Exciting, but founders on miscast Henry & historical inaccuracy
25 April 2007 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm glad to see Showtime taking on the Tudor era, even if they are doing it because Henry's life is a tabloid-seller's dream come true, and our culture is tabloid-obsessed.

I love the casting of Jeremy Northam (Sir Thomas More) and Sam Neill (Cardinal Wolsey).

I read an earlier comment after I had already expressed the following thought elsewhere, and I completely agree -- Steven Waddington (Buckingham) would have been a better Henry VIII - he's bigger (he properly fills the screen, which in various shots J R-M painfully cannot, either in height or breadth); red-haired (as Henry was); and a POWERFUL, mesmerizing actor who's a better age for the part. (J R-M's eyes are riveting, but that's not enough for the part b/c at this stage of Henry's life, his fame was largely due to his physical dominance, learning & musical skill.) Showtime seems to be trying to appeal to a VERY young, VH-1 audience with the J R-M casting. Or, as they suggest, to people who don't know the story.

That's my second issue - don't suggest in the ads that you're going to tell the REAL story when you're not. Some dramatic license is expected (like flipping France for Portgual b/c they introduced Francis I early on) but there is no GOOD excuse for making a composite of Henry's sisters by telling Princess Mary Rose Tudor's story, but calling the character Princess Margaret, which was her older sister's name.

The real Margaret had a dramatic story, too -- and she's got the line to the current royal family through her great-granddaughter, Mary, Queen of Scots -- but they lost the chance to tell that by combining the sisters. Presumably they did it b/c they thought the audience was so dumb that we couldn't handle Henry's daughter and sister both being named Mary. Too bad.

198 of 277 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you loved this show you should watch... Sumseth
Who had the greater claim? Alix1929
Casting question about Jane Seymour allwithfaith
The Music - What is Your Favorite Song? sheepie1983
Does anyone else thing CofA... laura1224
Really loose with history johnc-4
Discuss The Tudors (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page