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The Poisoned Chalice

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Episode Info

Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes and bribes his way into being elected head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI, and has his son Cesare named a cardinal. Another son, Juan, is put in charge of the papal armies, and daughter Lucrezia is maneuvered into a politically expedient marriage.

Cast

Jeremy Irons
as Rodrigo Borgia, Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI
Holliday Grainger
as Lucrezia Borgia
David Oakes
as Juan Borgia
François Arnaud
as Cesare Borgia
Aidan Alexander
as Joffre Borgia
Lotte Verbeek
as Giulia Farnese
Colm Feore
as Cardinal Della Rovere
Sean Harris
as Micheletto
Derek Jacobi
as Cardinal Orsini
Peter Sullivan
as Cardinal Sforza
Simon McBurney
as Johannes Burchard
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