The Tudors (2007–2010)
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Death of a Monarchy 

As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows introspective as various factions in the court try to position themselves for the seemingly inevitable succession.

Director:

Ciaran Donnelly (as Ciarán Donnelly)

Writers:

Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill ... Charles Brandon
Sarah Bolger ... Mary Tudor
Max Brown ... Edward Seymour
Natalie Dormer ... Anne Boleyn
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
Annabelle Wallis ... Jane Seymour
Joely Richardson ... Catherine Parr
Simon Ward ... Bishop Gardiner
Selma Brook ... Brigitte Rousselot
Emma Hamilton ... Anne Stanhope
Frank McCusker Frank McCusker ... Risley
Andrew McNair Andrew McNair ... Thomas Seymour
Rod Hallett ... Richard Rich
James Flynn James Flynn ... Ralph Morice
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Storyline

As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows depressed and introspective as the ghosts of the past come to haunt him, and various factions in the court try to position themselves favorably for the succession after his death. Bishop Gardiner continues to pursue Anne Stanhope and the Queen for heresy but is thwarted by some unforeseen circumstances. Sensitive to his legacy, the King commissions a portrait from Holbein as Charles Brandon's health decline too. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Canada | Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Trivia

Bishop Gardiner was imprisoned for five years during the reign of Edward VI. See more »

Goofs

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk died in 1544, not in 1547 as depicted here. See more »

Quotes

Charles Brandon: [Answering a question from Edward Seymour about whether he would take sides in, or hold back from, brewing political strife] There's an old French saying: Praise the God of all; drink the wine; and let the world be the world.
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Version of Henry VIII (1911) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tudors Main Title Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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A masterpiece ending
10 September 2011 | by SuperHelpfulMedicSee all my reviews

Were you to go to the movie theatre and walk out an hour later after watching this final episode, you would not feel cheated out of your money. In the final hours of King Henry's life, Myers' culmination of his role rivals any actor out there who has ever played a character going from youth to old age. There are scenes where you won't even believe it's him. Cameos, lines and scenes have a perfect flow, and you can only feel sadness for the ending of a great TV show, as well as for every character on screen, whether from past seasons or current. A truly perfect ending for a captivating series, spectacular in its simplicity.


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