Tuesday, 15 June 2010
"The Tudors" Finale
Above: British actress Natalie Dormer as a ghostly Anne Boleyn with first-time Irish actress Laoise Murray as her daughter, Elizabeth, in the final episode of the Showtime series, "The Tudors"
If I had ever dramatised the death of Henry VIII, I have to say I'd have done something similar. Hats off to Michael Hirst, the writer of the Showtime series "The Tudors," which concludes in two weeks, for having the spectral figures of Katherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy), Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer) and Jane Seymour (Annabelle Wallis) returning to preside over the King's death. I hope Catherine Howard (well played by Tamzin Merchant) also makes a return.
It sounds like a haunting and brilliant ending and given the brilliance of Maria and Natalie's performance as Henry's first two wives, I'm very excited to see it.
Anne of Cleves (Joss Stone) and Katharine Parr (the lovely Joely Richardson) are, of course, still alive at the time of Henry's death.