Originally created by Michael Hirst, the series The Tudors became a staple in television for presenting a historical drama full of interesting layers that greatly appealed to the audience.
The pilot aired in April 2007, coming to an end in June 2010 after 38 episodes. While in the United Kingdom the production was acquired by BBC Two, in Canada, CBC Television was responsible for its transmission.
15 years after the premiere, how are the main cast members doing? Check out all the details in the list below!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Rei Henrique VIII)
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Centered on the figure of King Henry VIII, one of the most important figures of the Tudor dynasty, the protagonist became a great challenge for Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was about to turn 30 at the time. After completing the project, he continued to participate in films of the most varied types and historical series, such as Dracula, Roots e Vikings.
Henry Cavill (Charles Brandon)
Many have come to truly know the name Henry Cavill after his entry into the DC Cinematic Universe. However, he was already playing a major character in Showtime’s historical drama, in this case, the Duke of Suffolk, considered by many to be the series’ co-star. After The Tudorshe has joined the cast of other DC projects, gaining much prominence as the star of The Witcherda Netflix.
James Frain (Thomas Cromwell)
The Earl of Essex, who served as Prime Minister under Henry VIII, participated in three seasons of the show. His interpreter had previously worked with Michael Hirst on Elizabeth (1998), a film that earned the producer and screenwriter an Oscar nomination the following year. Frain’s most recent credits include Showtrial, What We Do in the Shadows, Star Trek: Discovery, Gotham, Orphan Black e Elementary.
Natalie Dormer (Ana Bolena)
When they think of the Tudor House, many people automatically think of Anne Boleyn, given her historical importance within the family. To play her in the series, the chosen one was Natalie Dormer, who later became best known for playing Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones. In addition to these characters, Dormer also participated in the franchise Hunger Games and from the series Penny Dreadful: City of Angelsin 2020.
Sarah Bolger (Maria I da Inglaterra)
Another very important figure in the context of the royal line of succession is Mary I of England, one of the daughters of King Henry VIII. The character has two interpreters in the series, being Sarah Bolger who participated for more episodes. At just 16 years old at the time of its release, it was the first television role that gave him wide exposure. Currently, she is one of the protagonists of Mayans M.C.do FX.
Max Brown (Edward Seymour)
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With numerous wives and children, Henry VIII has many heirs. Edward Seymour is one of them, being played in the series by Max Brown. Her mother Joana died a few days after giving birth and therefore never really got to know her. In the actor’s later credits are the series Beauty and the Beast, The Royals and still Sister Boniface Mysterieslaunched in February this year.
Nick Dunning (Thomas Bolena)
The Earl of Wiltshire is also known to history as the father of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII. And in addition to the Showtime series, actor Nick Dunning has also been in other television productions, such as Da Vinci’s Demons, Striking Out e Miss Scarlet and the Dukein which he played Superintendent Stirling over four episodes in 2020.
Maria Doyle Kennedy (Queen Catherine of Aragon)
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The first wife of King Henry VIII was also very marked in history, being overshadowed only by the events that culminated in Anne Boleyn’s death. Her interpreter, actress Maria Doyle Kennedy, joined the cast of other consistent dramas on television and in film. Among them, it is possible to mention Redwater, Orphan Black, Striking Out, Cold Courage, Outlander, Kin, Recipes for Love and Murder and still The Wheel of Timeno Amazon Prime Video.
Anthony Brophy (Bispo Chapuys)
According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Anthony Brophy is the third cast member of The Tudors who participated the most in the series, accumulating appearances in 24 episodes. Her figure is very important to the narrative, something that explains her direct involvement with all the political issues of the production.
After the conclusion of Season 4, Brophy was seen in small cameos in Penny Dreadful, Vikings, The Crown and still Red Rockin which he was for four seasons as Liam Reid.
It is worth noting that The Tudors It featured many cameos during its episodes. The cast also included Rod Hallett as Richard Rich, Max von Sydow as Otto Truchsess von Waldburg, Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves, Joanne King as Joan Boleyn and Jeremy Northam as writer and philosopher Thomas More.