The Tudors

In May 08 I went down to Liberty Hall for auditions for the Tudors with my class from GHIS. At the end of June I got a phone call to see if i could call out to Ard Mor Studios in Bray for a costume fitting. When i was on the set i saw three of the main characters. Henry Cavill who plays Charles Brandon. I also saw Natalie Dormer who plays Ann Boelyn and finally i saw Johnatan Rhys Myers who plays King Henry V111.

Henry Cavill

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill was born in Jersey and was educated at St.Michael's Preparatory School on the island, before attending Stowe School, a boarding school, where he acted in many plays. Cavill's film appearances include 2002's The Count of Monte Cristo, I Capture the Castle (2003), Red Riding Hood (2004), Hellraiser : Hellworld in (2005), and the 2006 film version of Tristan & Isolde. Cavill auditioned for the lead role in Batman Begins but lost out to Christian Bale. In 2005, he became a young contender for the role of James Bond, and performed in a final screentest.

Natalie Dormer

Fiercely entrancing, Natalie Dormer impresses fans with her clever approach to acting which separates her from contemporaries. Ultimately she makes positive impact on the show The Tudors with her sophiscated beauty and quirky performance. Natalie Dormer trained at the Webber Douglas Academy in London. The 5'6" actress also speaks French and is a member of the London Fencing Academy. Playing Anne Boleyn on the television series The Tudors allows Dormer to portray the influential second wife of King Henry V111.

Johnathan Rhys Meyers

Johnathan was born July 27, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone. Rhys Meyers has played "The King in several different roles starting with Elvis Presley in the CBS mini=series Elvis(2005) (TV) and later portraying "King Henry V111" in the showtime program " The Tudors" (2007). Johantan was arrested at Dublin airport November 18, 2007 on charges of public drunkeness and breach of the peace.

The Tudors: description of the three actors.
The Tudors
Name Actor Educated Plays
Henry Cavill

St.Michaels prepartory school

Stowe school a boarding school

2002's The Count of Monte Cristo

I Capture The Castle 2003

Red Riding Hood (2004)

Charles Brandon in The Tudors

Natalie Dormer N/A Ann Boleyn in The Tudors
Johnathan Rhys Meyers N/A

Elvis (2005)(TV)

King Henry VIII in the The Tudors

©Copyright Dermot Forde Sept 2008