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Gruff voiced Rhys Meyers,
This review is from: The Tudors - Season 4 [DVD]  (DVD)
Henry VIII ages disgracefully into self-justified madness brandishing a cane, and for once, the make-up department of this tongue-in-cheek series reflects the passage of time. However, the Duke of Suffolk still looks like a slightly care-worn 29 year old at his death. The pace picks up and we spend less time dwelling on the executions, which multiply, and there are delightfully original events such as Henry's 'reconciliation' with Anne of Cleves. I wish we could have been presented with more on her development, instead of the rather tedious focus on the Earl of Surrey, whose career is given undue importance (how the siege of Boulogne drags - I know that's the point but it is not very riveting). Katherine Parr is delightfully serene and coolly intellectual, and a follow up is set for her relationship with the sexy Tom Seymour. Edward Seymour and his wicked wife plot, twist and manipulate Henry's court, grasping onto power via their nephew ( a weak point - very wooden), whilst Bishop Gardiner attempts to counter their influence with ever crueller sallies against the Evangelicals. Will Somers is glimpsed from time to time - but the scene with him and Henry in a previous series remains the best written episode.
Of course this is full of inaccuracies - but it's a great way to pass an evening, and a launch point to talk about WHAT DID ACTUALLY HAPPEN!