2007 – The Tudors

Created by: Michael Hirst
Original Network: Showtime
Number of Episodes: 3 (that Matt has starred in)
Production year: 2007
Original release: Running time: 55 Minutes
Other cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

This Showtime drama focuses on the early years of King Henry VIII’s nearly 40-year reign (1509-1547) of England. The series looks at Henry’s famous female companions like Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and delves into his relationships with important figures like Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey (head of the Catholic Church of England during its break with Rome) and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who was Henry’s best friend and unofficial adviser.