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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

Director: Colm McCarthy
Writer: Michael Hirst

Alternate Airdates:

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

Special Guest Stars
Peter OPeter O'Toole
As Pope Paul III

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

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

CreatorMichael Hirst
Executive ProducerTeri Weinberg  |  Sheila Hockin  |  Eric Fellner  |  Tim Bevan  |  Ben Silverman  |  Michael Hirst
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
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