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US DVD release of Season 2 December 30th
September 28, 2008, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The US release of Season 2 of The Tudors is to be on December 30th ’08.

The complete boxed set is available to Pre Order from priced at $25.99



Trinity Society honour actor Rhys Meyers
September 28, 2008, 2:42 pm
Filed under: The Cast

Hollywood heartthrob Jonathan Rhys Meyers is set to get a royal welcome from Trinity College students in coming weeks.

The Philosophical Society is to award its Honorary Patronage to the Cork-born star of The Tudors at a special ceremony.

Previous personalities who have been given this honour include US presidential candidate Senator John McCain who came to Trinity in 2006 to answer questions from students.

‘The Tudors’ Wins a Creative Emmy Award
September 28, 2008, 2:38 pm
Filed under: The Show

the tudorsThe Tudors remains in power.  Just a few weeks after the show returned to the air for a sophomore run, Showtime has given the series a third season order, just like it did when the network picked up the drama for a sophomore season in the same month of its highly successful debut. Giving more validation is the fact that The Tudors recently grabbed a Creative Emmy Award for “Outstanding Costumes for a Series.”

Additionally, The Tudors also received a Creative Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series” for the second season of the critically acclaimed program.

Given the show’s history and critical reception, the news doesn’t come as a surprise.  For The Tudor‘s first run, it was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series in 2007, while lead star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was also nominated for the Best Actor in a Television Drama Golden Globe for his role as King Henry VIII.  Moreover, the series was nominated for eight Irish Film and Television Awards in 2008 and won seven, including Best Drama Series, acting awards for Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Lead Actor), Nick Dunning (Supporting Actor) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Supporting Actress), and craft awards for Costume Design, Production Design and Hair/Makeup. Brian Kirk was also nominated for Directing, but lost to Lenny Abrahamson of Prosperity.

The Tudors, for those show are not familiar, is a drama series loosely based on the early reign of Henry VIII and his fixation with ensuring his legacy and challenging the Catholic Church.  Aside from the aforementioned stars, the series also features Henry Cavill as Charles Brandon, Anita Briem as Jane Seymour, James Frain as Thomas Cromwell, Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves, Sarah Bolger as Lady Mary, Joanne King as Jane Boleyn, Max von Sydow as Otto Truchsess von Waldburg, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Sir John Hutton and Mark Hildreth as Reginald Pole.

Season 3 is set to premiere in 2009 on Showtime

Joan Bergin Wins Emmy for ‘The Tudors’
September 28, 2008, 2:35 pm
Filed under: The Show
’The Tudors’ costume designer Joan Bergin (My Left Foot, Reign of Fire) has scooped her second Emmy Award for her work on season two of Showtime’s ‘The Tudors’ at the 60th Annual Emmy Awards in the NOKIA Theatre in L.A. Bergin, along with her team Susan O’Connor Cave (Wardrobe Supervisor) and Gabriel O’Brien (Assistant Costume Designer) won the award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series beating off competition from the creative teams of ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘Ugly Betty’.This marks the second Emmy for Bergin, having picked up the same award last year for her work on the Irish/Canadian co-production. ‘The Tudors’ casting directors Nuala and Frank Moiselle were nominated in Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series but lost out to the casting team of the US legal series ‘Damages’.

Executive producer Morgan O’Sullivan said he was delighted that the costume team has been recognized with an Emmy for the second time, for this series filmed entirely in Ireland. Season Three of the show is currently being shot at Ardmore Studios in Co. Wicklow until October.



Irish Tudors team among Emmy winners
September 28, 2008, 2:32 pm
Filed under: The Show, The Tudors Dvd

The Irish team behind the costumes for the hit series ‘The Tudors’ have won an Emmy award.

Costume designer Joan Bergin and her colleagues Susan O’Connor Cave (wardrobe supervisor) and Gabriel O’Brien (assistant costume designer) won the Outstanding Costumes for a Series award.

Bergin also won an Emmy last year for her work on ‘The Tudors’, which is filmed entirely in Ireland.

The third series of ‘The Tudors’ is currently filming at Ardmore Studios in Co Wicklow.

UK DVD release of Season 2 October 13th
September 28, 2008, 2:30 pm
Filed under: The Tudors Dvd

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Tudors Season 2 on 13th October 2008.

In the second season of The Tudors, Henry (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is finally free to marry Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer), however we soon find out why she is later called ‘Anne of a Thousand Days’ as the political and emotional turmoil of life at court find another victim.

Features include:

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, English HOH, Greek and Hindi subtitles
  • 3 Featurettes:
    • To Capture a King
    • To Portray a Pope
    • Love & Passion in Tudor Times

Also available is The Tudors Seasons 1 & 2 priced at £39.99 RRP. Details on the Season 1 DVD release can be found here.

‘Tudors’ to keep King Henry VIII slim
September 28, 2008, 2:25 pm
Filed under: The Cast

Producers with the Showtime original series “The Tudors” say they will not accurately portray the hefty weight of Britain’s King Henry VIII.

“Tudors” Executive Producer Morgan O’Sullivan, whose series also airs on BBC2, said the decision not to have actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers wear a fat suit in his ongoing portrayal of the notoriously overweight 16th-century ruler was to maintain the star’s appeal, The Times of London reported Saturday.

“We still want him to be appealing,” O’Sullivan said of his series’ star.

“We don’t want to destroy his good looks. An exact portrayal of Henry is not a factor that we think is important.”

The Times said Henry VIII once reached a 54-inch waistline and at one point needed to be helped onto his horse with a hoisting device prior to his death in 1547.

While “Tudors” officials are clearly not intending on plumping up the 31-year-old actor for their historical series, they did tell the Times that Rhys Meyers has been aged for the ongoing second season of the series.