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The Tudors: In Cold Blood

Henry is hungry for war with France, but agreeing to a peace plan proffered by Cardinal Wolsey, who has ulterior motives involving the papacy.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday April 01st, 2007


Alternate Airdates:

Greece Jul 02, 2007
UK (BBC TWO) Oct 05, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Feb 21, 2008
DE (Pro7) Jun 07, 2008
NL (RTL 8) Feb 07, 2010

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Kris Holden-ReidKris Holden-Reid
As William Compton
Recurring
Steven WaddingtonSteven Waddington
As Duke of Buckingham
Recurring
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
As King Henry's Uncle

Co-Guest Stars
Alan DevineAlan Devine
As Wolsey's Secretary
Recurring
Barry McGovernBarry McGovern
As Bishop Bonnivet
Recurring
Blathnaid McKeownBlathnaid McKeown
As Princess Mary
Recurring
Catherine ByrneCatherine Byrne
As Alice More
Recurring
Eric HigginsEric Higgins
As Groom
Recurring
Joe Van MoylandJoe Van Moyland
As Thomas Tallis
Recurring
Jonathan RyanJonathan Ryan
As French Ambassador
Recurring
Jonathan WhiteJonathan White
As Hopkins
Recurring
Mark LambertMark Lambert
As William Cornish
Recurring
Matt RyanMatt Ryan
As Pace
Recurring
Padraic DelaneyPadraic Delaney
As George Boleyn
Recurring
Perdita WeeksPerdita Weeks
As Mary Boleyn
Recurring
Ruta GedmintasRuta Gedmintas
As Lady Blount
Recurring
Anna BrewsterAnna Brewster
As Anna Buckingham
Arthur RiordanArthur Riordan
As Priest in Confessional
Geoff MinogueGeoff Minogue
As Boleyn's Secretary
Myia ElliottMyia Elliott
As Lady Anne Clifford
Slaine KellySlaine Kelly
As Jane Howard
Main Cast
Jonathan Rhys-MeyersJonathan Rhys-Meyers
As King Henry VIII
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
As Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
Jeremy NorthamJeremy Northam
As Sir Thomas More
Nick DunningNick Dunning
As Sir Thomas Boleyn
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
As Queen Catherine of Aragon
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
As Lady Anne Boleyn
Callum BlueCallum Blue
As Anthony Knivert
Sam NeillSam Neill
As Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
Henry CzernyHenry Czerny
As Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke Of Norfolk
Episode Notes
This episode was the highest rated premiere for Showtime in three years.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Hirst (1)
Executive ProducerSheila Hockin  |  Teri Weinberg  |  Eric Fellner  |  Tim Bevan  |  Ben Silverman  |  Michael Hirst (1)
ProducerJames Flynn (2)  |  Gary Howsam
Production DesignerTom Conroy (1)
CastingFrank Moiselle  |  Nuala Moiselle
First Assistant DirectorKonrad Jay
MusicTrevor Morris
Costume DesignerJoan Bergin
Camera OperatorIain Baird  |  Des Whelan
Production CoordinatorMark Devlin
Director of PhotographyOusama Rawi
Art DirectorAlan Gilmore
Production ManagerSeamus McInerney
Makeup ArtistJennifer Hegarty
Executive ProducerMorgan O'Sullivan  |  Charles McDougall  |  Steve Shill
Edited ByWendy Hallam Martin
 
Warning: The Tudors season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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