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The Tudors: The Act of Succession

Sir Thomas More refuses to accept Henry's command that his people swear an oath of "allegiance and recognition of the King's supremacy" to both church and state. Anne is made aware of the King's womanizing ways, and arranges then gives her blessing to his next mistress. Also, Anne has a confrontation with Lady Mary, Henry's daughter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 204
Airdate: Sunday April 20th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC TWO) Aug 22, 2008
DE (Pro7) Jan 03, 2009
NL (RTL 8) Mar 21, 2010

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (6 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Peter O'Toole
As Pope Paul III

Guest Stars
David Alpay
As Mark Smeaton
James Gilbert (2)
As William Brereton
John Kavanagh (1)
As Cardinal Campeggio
Padraic Delaney
As George Boleyn
Sarah Bolger
As Princess Mary Tudor

Co-Guest Stars
Andrea Lowe
As Lady Eleanor Luke
Anthony Brophy
As Chapuys
Bosco Hogan
As Bishop Fisher
Catherine Byrne
As Alice More
Charlie Bonner
As Cromwell's Servant
Gemma Reeves
As Margaret More
Gordon Sterne
As Bishop Tunstall
Guy Carleton
As Chamberlain
Jane Brennan
As Lady Margaret Bryan
Laura Jane Laughlin
As Madge Sheldon
Perdita Weeks
As Mary Boleyn
Steve Wilson (5)
As Constable of the Tower
Bill O'cleirigh
As John More
David Browne
As Brandon's Son
Eoin Halpin
As Servant
Laurence Foster
As Bishop of London
Main Cast
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
As King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill
As Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
Jamie Thomas King
As Thomas Wyatt
Jeremy Northam
As Sir Thomas More
James Frain
As Thomas Cromwell
Nick Dunning
As Sir Thomas Boleyn
Maria Doyle Kennedy
As Queen Catherine of Aragon
Natalie Dormer
As Lady Anne Boleyn
Hans Matheson
As Thomas Cranmer
Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Hirst (1)
Executive ProducerTeri Weinberg  |  Sheila Hockin  |  Eric Fellner  |  Tim Bevan  |  Ben Silverman  |  Michael Hirst (1)
ProducerJames Flynn (2)  |  Gary Howsam
Production DesignerTom Conroy (1)
EditorLisa Grootenboer
CastingFrank Moiselle  |  Nuala Moiselle
First Assistant DirectorKonrad Jay
MusicTrevor Morris
Costume DesignerJoan Bergin
HairstylistDee Corcoran
Camera OperatorDes Whelan  |  Keith Murphy
Location ManagerEdmund Sampson
Production CoordinatorDorothy McDonnell
Director of PhotographyOusama Rawi
Art DirectorColman Corish
Production ManagerKaren Richards
Sound MixerDaniel Birch
Makeup ArtistSharon Doyle
Executive ProducerMorgan O'Sullivan
Executive In Charge Of Post ProductionBill Goddard
Warning: The Tudors season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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