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Who Is Henry Cavill?
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Who Is Henry Cavill? | The Tudors - and Hello America
The Tudors - and Hello America

The sexed-up history of The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as the much-married monarch Henry VIII, was the show that really brought Cavill into the public eye in the US. Since 2007 the bodice-ripping romp has been steaming up the screens, mixing more-or-less historical fact with lots of sweeping romance and codpiece action – and Cavill’s Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, is right at the heart of it. Brandon was one of Henry’s closest friends and most stalwart supporters through his reign, from his controversial divorce from Catherine of Aragon to his decision to bring down his Chancellor, Wolsey.

A soldier and courtier, the show sees him mostly sweeping around looking devastatingly handsome in brocade – but then, that’s pretty much true of the entire cast. Still, Cavill is one of the most prominent characters in it and certainly its highest-profile breakout star. "Charles and Henry grew up together; they're very very close," explains Cavill. "He's the only person who can effectively compete with Henry, and beat him, without fear of repercussion. But he really can't keep his dick in his pants - and he goes too far. He marries into the Royal family without asking Henry, which had the potential for causing a political disaster."

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