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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 & 79 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 / ... 24 episodes, 2007-2010
James Frain ...  Thomas Cromwell 24 episodes, 2007-2010
Sarah Bolger ...  Mary Tudor 23 episodes, 2008-2010
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 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Jeremy Northam ...  Sir Thomas More 15 episodes, 2007-2010
Emma Hamilton ...  Anne Stanhope 15 episodes, 2009-2010
Jane Brennan ...  Lady Margaret Bryan / ... 15 episodes, 2008-2010
Jamie Thomas King ...  Thomas Wyatt 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Joanne King Joanne King ...  Lady Rochford / ... 14 episodes, 2008-2010
Rebekah Wainwright ...  Catherine / ... 14 episodes, 2007-2009
Frank McCusker ...  Risley 13 episodes, 2009-2010
Andrew McNair Andrew McNair ...  Thomas Seymour 13 episodes, 2009-2010
John Kavanagh ...  Cardinal Campeggio 11 episodes, 2007-2008
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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 »

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Trivia

Jonathan Rhys Meyers refused to wear a fat suit or gain weight as the aging and portly Henry VIII for the final season. See more »

Goofs

In one episode a man is seen looking out to sea through a telescope. These were not invented till much later, in the seventeenth century. See more »

Quotes

Anne Boleyn: [Henry sticks his hand up her dress] Not like this.
King Henry VIII: How then?
Anne Boleyn: Seduce me. Write letters to me. And poems, I love poems. Ravish me with your words. Seduce me.
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 18 March 2011 (2011) See more »

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Lacrymosa
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Performed by Evanescence
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Absolutely loved it! completely enthralling
11 January 2011 | by huntreilly25See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this show! It got me completely fascinated with that time period. Obviously there are people who say that it embellishes too much but its Television and it is meant to entertain, and it does that perfectly! and truth be told, it really doesn't take too many liberties. I've seen shows and movies do way worse. I found myself constantly having numerous web pages open checking up on facts and what happened and I was often surprised at the things they included. Absolutely stunning show and I believe it does a great service to the time period. Don't be discouraged by the very few bad reviews. It's a must watch!


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Release Date:

1 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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