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The Tudors 

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

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Michael Hirst
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2010   2009   2008   2007  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 49 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ...  King Henry VIII 38 episodes, 2007-2010
Henry Cavill ...  Charles Brandon 38 episodes, 2007-2010
Anthony Brophy ...  Ambassador Bishop Chapuys / ... 25 episodes, 2007-2010
James Frain ...  Thomas Cromwell 25 episodes, 2007-2010
Sarah Bolger ...  Mary Tudor 23 episodes, 2008-2010
Guy Carleton Guy Carleton ...  Chamberlain 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Natalie Dormer ...  Anne Boleyn 21 episodes, 2007-2010
Max Brown ...  Edward Seymour 21 episodes, 2008-2010
Nick Dunning ...  Thomas Boleyn 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Rod Hallett ...  Richard Rich / ... 19 episodes, 2008-2010
Maria Doyle Kennedy ...  Queen Catherine of Aragon 18 episodes, 2007-2010
Simon Ward ...  Bishop Gardiner 17 episodes, 2009-2010
Pádraic Delaney ...  George Boleyn 16 episodes, 2007-2008
Jeremy Northam ...  Sir Thomas More 16 episodes, 2007-2010
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Storyline

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

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King Takes All. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

SHOWTIME

Country:

Ireland | Canada | USA | UK

Release Date:

1 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Tudors See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the series, Charles Brandon's fourth wife, Catherine Brook, is depicted as a Catholic and supporter of Catherine of Aragon. In real life, her name was Catherine Willoughby and she was a Protestant and strong supporter of Anne Boleyn. She even fled England during Mary's reign for fear of persecution. See more »

Goofs

At the time, noblewomen wore hoods to conceal their hair as a sign of modesty, and free hair was considered scandalous. Most women in this series are shown with free hair. As a deeply religious woman, Katharine would not have been seen with her hair visible. She always wore an English gable hood which concealed the entire scalp. See more »

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Thomas Wyatt: [about Anne Boleyn] If she gets her way, she will set our whole country in a roar...
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Well directed, Amazing music, and etc. Ignore the crybabies
24 April 2011 | by Dracon211See all my reviews

I had finally come to review this show as I had been a fan since its creation. Before reviewing however, I had to read other user reviews, and I must say WOW. Really? Just really...? So many complaints because they tampered with a few historical facts. Henry had two sisters, clothing was not correct, bla bla bla. Get a life, or take a history course. Showtime is not obliged to bring us a perfect history lesson, nor should you cry about like some whiny child. It is really just stupid that you would give this show 1-3 stars because your having a hissy fit about history lessons, or to much nudity... Regarding that we were presented several beautiful ladies in a sensual way which I commend the director for his ability to deliver this. The show had amazing music, amazing characters, and while season three was the not the best. I would sit and watch it any day over some stupid reality show like The Biggest Loser. So if you want more trash like reality shows go ahead and keep dissing this amazing show. Maybe television will give you the trash you please, but for my sake I hope not. I really enjoyed this series. Just amazing considering most episodes could keep me at the edge of my seat regarding how long each one was. Ignore the crybabies and give this show a chance. If your like me and don't cry every time you don't see Henry's second sister, or the fact he is wearing the wrong shirt, or a breast is shown then you should really enjoy this show. Then again, I am appalled at the hate this show has received....


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