One more biography of one of the most popular British monarchs - Henry VIII, this is about TV series "The Tudors". According to books, portraits and the last movie tapes we remember this solid man, well-fed and mustached, in "Tudors" it is a young and full of life versions of our favorite historical character.
The creators decided the problem almost to Freud: the interpretation of dreams, secret fears and the desire to outdo his father. The whole plot is built around personal relationships of Henry: wives, lovers, friends and children.
For the ruler of all times was very important to leave an heir. And Henry had dreamed about his son. But, Catherine of Aragon, "inherited" from his death brother, could not bear a healthy son, and cooling to his wife, Henry gradually began to blame the "sinful" nature of their marriage and finally disappeared from the chambers of the wife.
The first son is born out of wedlock, which finally grieves our king (and, apparently, to escape, he decides a little war with France). And here appeared - Anne Boleyn. Their eyes meet, sparks fly in all directions. The instinct of the hunter and collector coupled with the oppressive nature against the calculating and cunning seduction - and so we get an explosive mixture that everything starts to go shake. In parallel, of course, trailing conspiracies, intrigue, and other debauchery of that era.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Henry VIII) in recent years has played all possible kings: from King Philip of France to David Bowie, Elvis Presley and, finally, the King of England. For his career and professional growth it is terribly interesting to watch. Very peculiar temperament, body language and expression with age are just "polished", modified and deepened, into something more curbed, but really angry. His Henry - a furious and tyrannical in its pure form: "Pope can do in Rome what he wants, and I'll do what I want here." Desire to get hold of anything that moves, sweeping away all obstacles. And at the same time, the total helplessness before his own demons and fears.
Maria Doyle Kennedy (Catherine of Aragon) - the embodiment of female grief. An abandoned as unnecessary and is not suitable beloved man, but still try to somehow preserve the remnants of dignity.
Sam Neill (Cardinal Wolsey) - the most mysterious and pure Shakespearean character.
Henry Cavill (Charles Brandon) - handsome.
And Natalie Dormer (Anne Boleyn) is revealed only at the end of the first season, entering into its role. And throughout the display causes the whole gamut of emotions from contempt to the interest.
"Tudors" shows a life, the most vital life with all black and white situations, fears and ambitions, love and suffering, sadness and joy ... And you know, we're not far removed from that life!