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The Tudors: Season 4 (2010)

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The fourth season begins with Henry taking his fifth bride, the lustful teenager Catherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant). However, the newlyweds' honeymoon is short-lived when the new queen's faithfulness is soon called into question. Ultimately, there is a sixth and final marriage, to the recently widowed Catherine Parr (Joely Richardson). As the final season progresses the king's declining health comes into focus, a hard fought war with France takes it's toll, and the deaths of several of his contemporaries has Henry solemnly contemplating his own mortality.

Cast

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
as King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill
as Charles Brandon
Sarah Bolger
as Princess Mary
Rebekah Wainwright
as Catherine Brandon
Simon Ward
as Bishop Gardiner
Joely Richardson
as Catherine Parr
David O'Hara
as Earl of Surrey
Torrance Coombs
as Thomas Culpepper
Joss Stone
as Anne of Cleves
Max Brown
as Edward Seymour
Tamzin Merchant
as Catherine Howard, Katherine Howard
Natalie Dormer
as Anne Boleyn
Nick Dunning
as Thomas Boleyn
Guy Carleton
as Chamberlain
Alan Van Sprang
as Sir Francis Bryan
Maria Doyle Kennedy
as Katherine of Aragon
Andrew McNair
as Thomas Seymour
Emmanuel Leconte
as King Francis
Bosco Hogan
as Bishop Fisher
Joanne King
as Lady Rochford
Rod Hallett
as Richard Rich
Emma Hamilton
as Anne Stanhope
James Gilbert
as William Brereton
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Critic Reviews for The Tudors: Season 4

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Its strongest suit is illustrating 1) the coexistence of powerful, conflicting forces inside the same person, and 2) the idea that absolute power corrupts.

April 11, 2010 | Full Review…

Tudor history is irresistible, even if the bedroom gymnastics here seem more in keeping with the Playboy Mansion than a royal palace.

April 11, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's now little more than a puppet act bouncing through history to get to its end.

April 11, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The closing run seems content to focus on bodice-ripping and little else -- a bit like a CW drama, only with prettier clothes.

April 11, 2010 | Full Review…
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