Season Cast 42

  1. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  2. Henry Cavill
  3. Sarah Bolger

    Sarah Bolger

    Mary Tudor (10 Episodes)

  4. Max Brown

    Max Brown

    Edward Seymour (10 Episodes)

  5. Joss Stone

    Joss Stone

    Anne of Cleves (10 Episodes)

  6. David O'Hara

    David O'Hara

    Henry Howard (10 Episodes)

  7. Lothaire Bluteau
  8. Joely Richardson
  9. Tamzin Merchant
  10. Rod Hallett

    Rod Hallett

    Richard Rich (10 Episodes)

  11. Frank McCusker

    Frank McCusker

    Risley (10 Episodes)

  12. Jake Hathaway

    Prince Edward Tudor (10 Episodes), Prince Edward (1 Episode)

  13. Eoin Murtagh

    Prince Edward Tudor (10 Episodes), Prince Edward (6 Episodes)

  14. Joanne King

    Joanne King

    Jane Boleyn (10 Episodes), Lady Rochford (5 Episodes)

  15. Colm Wilkinson

    Colm Wilkinson

    Lord Darcy (10 Episodes), Lord Darcey (1 Episode)

  16. Simon Ward

    Simon Ward

    Bishop Stephen Gardiner (10 Episodes), L'évêque Gardiner (10 Episodes), Bishop Gardiner (10 Episodes)

  17. Torrance Coombs
  18. Andrew McNair
  19. Anthony Brophy
  20. Maude Hirst

    Maude Hirst

    Kat Ashley (5 Episodes)

  21. Jane Brennan

    Jane Brennan

    Lady Bryan (5 Episodes)

  22. Suzy Lawlor

    Anne Parr (4 Episodes)

  23. Gemma-Leah Devereux
  24. Daniel Caltagirone
  25. Jody Latham

    Jody Latham

    Harry Hurst (2 Episodes)

  26. Moe Dunford
  27. Marcella Plunkett
  28. Emma Stansfield
  29. Andrew Greenough
  30. Bronson Webb

    Bronson Webb

    Forager (1 Episode)

  31. Duncan Duff
  32. Fabio Tassone
  33. Jack Sandle
  34. Michael Elwyn
  35. Lee Williams
  36. David Wilmot
  37. Laurence Spellman

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Season Crew 24

Art

Costume & Make-Up

  1. Joan Bergin

    Costume Design (10 Episodes)

  2. Dee Corcoran

    Hairstylist (10 Episodes)

Directing

  1. Ciaran Donnelly

    Director (5 Episodes)

  2. Dearbhla Walsh

    Director (3 Episodes)

  3. Jeremy Podeswa

    Jeremy Podeswa

    Director (2 Episodes)

Writing

  1. Michael Hirst

    Michael Hirst

    Writer (10 Episodes)

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Episodes 10

April 11, 2010

A long hot summer, thirty years into the reign of King Henry VIII, and well into middle age, Henry takes his fifth wife, Katherine Howard. The Queen's "low background" combined with her youth and beauty, arouses a lusty familiarity in certain members of King Henry's court most notably his handsome young servant Thomas Culpepper.

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9.0

Sister

April 18, 2010

Thomas Culpepper - Henry VIII’s newest servant - continues to make eyes at his King’s young bride, Katherine Howard. Her servant suggests seduction. While the King shows his age by going to bed early during the Christmas celebration the young but not so innocent members of his court party on.

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April 25, 2010

Buoyed by the happiness that a young wife brings an aging man, Henry is noticeably more tolerant and forgiving than he once was. Such goodwill is well appreciated by the peasants of the North who gratefully accept Henry’s forgiveness for the Pilgrimage of Grace revolt, during a Royal visit. But the King’s benevolence may yet be tested by his new Queen: Katherine Howard has submitted to seduction by the young and handsome Thomas Culpepper.

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Natural Ally

May 2, 2010

Rejuvenated by his tour of the north of England, Henry feels a new man and longs after his new Queen; unaware that her affections are diverted elsewhere. Katherine’s past begins to catch up as an old liaison comes looking for a job threatening to reveal all about their sexual history. Someone beats him to it when an anonymous letter is sent to the King containing accusations of adultery. Although unconvinced of the rumor, Henry confines Katherine to her apartments pending a thorough investigation.

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May 9, 2010

Lord Hertford’s investigation into allegations of the Queen’s infidelities moves with speed. Deeply upset by revelations of his beloved young wife’s sexual past, Henry weeps. But once adultery is uncovered, his response is swift and decisive.

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May 16, 2010

Unmarried once more Henry reflects on his dynasty and orders a new Act of Parliament which restores the succession rights of his two daughters, the Princesses Elizabeth and Mary. His roving eye undaunted by age or experience, he notices the attractive soon-to-be widow Catherine Parr. After the disastrous mismatch of his last marriage a mature woman is just what he needs.

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May 23, 2010

Henry marries Catherine Parr - his sixth and final wife. A loving step-mother and compassionate companion, Catherine is liked and respected by all at court save the Catholic Bishop Gardiner who suspects her to be a heretic. Henry prepares to invade France.

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Crew 1

Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa

Written by: No writer has been added.

Guest Stars 19 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Anthony Brophy

    Anthony Brophy

    Ambassador Bishop Chapuys

  2. Joely Richardson

    Joely Richardson

    Catherine Parr

  3. Simon Ward

    Simon Ward

    Bishop Gardiner

  4. Rod Hallett

    Rod Hallett

    Richard Rich

  5. Emma Hamilton

    Emma Hamilton

    Anne Stanhope

  6. Selma Brook

    Selma Brook

    Brigitte Rousselot

  7. Frank McCusker
  8. Andrew McNair

    Andrew McNair

    Thomas Seymour

  9. Laoise Murray

    Lady Elizabeth

  10. Maude Hirst

    Maude Hirst

    Kat Ashley

  11. Daniel Caltagirone

    Daniel Caltagirone

    Girolamo de Treviso

  12. Jody Latham

    Jody Latham

    Harry Hurst

  13. Moe Dunford

    Moe Dunford

    Richard Leland

  14. Eoin Murtagh

    Prince Edward

  15. Jane Brennan

    Jane Brennan

    Lady Bryan

  16. Owen Aaronovitch

    Monsieur Rousselot

  17. Suzy Lawlor

    Anne Parr

  18. Fabio Tassone

    Fabio Tassone

    Duke of Nájera

  19. Jack Sandle

    Jack Sandle

    Hugh Latimer

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June 6, 2010

The siege of Boulogne is a long, expensive and difficult military campaign that is finally won by Henry’s troops at great financial and human cost. Rejuvenated, Henry rejects the idea of marching on to further conquests, preferring to return to England in triumph.

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June 13, 2010

Henry VIII’s health is on the slide: the recent siege of Boulogne has taken its toll on his aging body and his ulcerous leg is constantly in pain. Bishop Gardiner and the Catholic Church are once again in the ascendant at court but, tired of conflict, Henry demonstrates little enthusiasm for the ambitious Bishop’s accusation that Catherine Parr is a heretic.

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June 20, 2010

Finale - Henry’s thoughts turn to his own mortality with the news that his long-time friend and sometimes foe King Francis, and his unshakable soldier Charles Brandon, are each dying. As he faces death, Henry encounters the ghosts of his former wives who each get a chance to confront him. Hans Holbein paints a last, iconic portrait of the Tudor King.

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