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The Tudors

  • 2007
  • Season 1
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as King Henry VIII who, at the beginning of his almost 40-year reign, demonstrated little interest in the affairs of state making him ripe for exploitation by his scheming Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, whose papal ambitions drove his personal agenda. But King Henry’s desire for a male heir and his wife Katherine of Aragon’s inability to produce one, set his empi..

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Episode 5: Arise, My Lord

Summary

Henry is astounded to discover that his ally Emperor Charles V of Spain has freed France's King Francis I from prison. Another blow comes when he is turned down by Anne Boleyn after offering to make her his only mistress.

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King Henry VIIIJonathan Rhys Meyers
Cardinal Thomas WolseySam Neill
Thomas CromwellJames Frain
Princess MargaretGabrielle Anwar
Charles BrandonHenry Cavill
Anne BoleynNatalie Dormer
Catherine of AragonMaria Doyle Kennedy
William ComptonKris Holden-Reid
Thomas TallisJoe Van Moyland
Thomas BoleynNick Dunning

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DirectorBrian Kirk
WriterMichael Hirst

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