The Tudors News Site


Season 3 “Promo Poster”
February 5, 2009, 7:42 pm
Filed under: The Show

Here is the new promotion poster  from the advertising campaign for Season 3 of The Tudors.

It looks as though Season 3 is going to be even raunchier than the previous two seasons.

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Season 3 to premiere on April 15th
February 5, 2009, 7:31 pm
Filed under: The Show

Not long to wait now, Season 3 of The Tudors returns on Showtime on April 15th.
Season 3 sees King Henry marry Jane Seymour and we see the introduction of another wife to be Anne of Cleves played by singer Joss Stone.

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Jonathan has been quoted as saying that this season is his favourite.

Season 3 also sees the introduction of several new characters :

Lady Ursula Misseldon, Sir Francis Bryan, Prince Edward Tudor, Robert Aske, Anne of Cleves, Cardinal von Waldberg, Lord Darcy, Cardinal Reginald Pole, Katherine Howard, Sir John Hutton



Joss Stone gives ET Online exclusive behind the scenes preview of Season 3
November 22, 2008, 4:53 am
Filed under: The Cast, The Show

Guess who’s giving ET the exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop on the set of “The Tudors”?

For the show’s third season, British soul singer Joss Stone is joining the cast of Showtime’s always steamy historical drama, and the Protestant Reformation never looked so good!

Stone may have sold over 7.5 million albums worldwide, starred in movies and been nominated for four Grammy Awards, but yet again she is taking on another role — Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ sexy new love interest! 

The period show revolves around King Henry VIII’s (Rhys Meyers) many loves and conquests, and Stone will be playing Anne of Cleves — just one of the many wives who have heated up the King’s bed.

But fans of the show won’t get to satiate their appetite for more royal mayhem until April, when the sexy third season of “The Tudors” hits Showtime.

Click here to watch the “Behind The Scenes “ interview featuring Joss Stone and Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Source : ET Online/news.com



“The Tudors” Wins Four Gemini Awards
November 8, 2008, 7:14 pm
Filed under: The Show

“The Tudors” received four GeminiAwards from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television yesterday, the most awarded to any nominated series.

“The Tudors,” with 12 nominations, won Gemini Awards for Best Series Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Photography, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for Maria Doyle Kennedy. ”

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Historian David Starkey blasts Tudors as ‘terrible history’.
November 8, 2008, 7:07 pm
Filed under: The Show

DAVID Starkey, an expert on Henry VIII, has slammed the hit costume drama The Tudors for its blatant inaccuracies.

Starkey, speaking at Cheltenham Literature Festival where he was promoting his latest book about Henry, said the glossy series brought ‘shame’ on the BBC with its ‘ignorance of the facts’.

He also said the show, which ended recently with the execution of Henry’s second wife Anne Boleyn, played by a pouting Natalie Dormer, was ‘terrible history’ and ‘wrong for no reason’ and that the costumes were mostly borrowed from the later Elizabethan period.

The show, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as King Henry, has been a hit on BBC2 and gained a strong following in the US, despite it’s historical inaccuracies.

More series are planned, hopefully to take us right through Henry’s reign and all of his six wives and speaking personally I can’t wait. We know for sure series three will look at wives number three and four, Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleeves.

It’s great fun, riveting to watch with some super performances and glorious settings. It’s also not meant to be an accurate historical documentary, simply escapist entertainment.

I’m all for accuracy and yes, I can understand Starkey’s point and I might often get annoyed myself at some of the glaring anomalies, but hey, the Tudors isn’t supposed to be a history lesson and people shouldn’t view it as such.

Source : Coventry Telegraph.net



JRM not leaving The Tudors
October 3, 2008, 6:48 pm
Filed under: The Show

Despite a recent news article from an Irish website Jonathan Rhys Meyers is still committed to filming Season 4 of The Tudors.

Season 3 of the show has recently finished filming in Ireland and sources close to the show say that Showtime only ever planned to make 4 Seasons of the hit show.

Jonthan has been quoted in an article as saying that “After the next season (being season 4) he is finished with The Tudors, which is quite correct because it will be the show’s last season.

So no need to get your hankies out, we can all still look forward to watching Jonathan for another 2 seasons.



‘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