Portrayals you really DID like
Now that the series is over, which historical characters did you really like the way they were portrayed?
My list would be:
-Maria Doyle Kennedy for the way she portrayed Katherine of Aragon with strength, dignity and deep sadness.
-Sam Neil for the way he portrayed Wolsey with the slyness and desperation of a great man trying to hold on to his position and the frustration of losing his control.
-Bosco Hogan who gave a great performance as Bishop Fisher. His scaffold speech brought me to tears.
-Jeremy Northam's portrayal of Thomas More was sheer genius. He made him human.
-Natalie Dormer's performance of Anne Boleyn, particularly in season 2 when Hirst gave her character some depth. Great young actress who stole the spotlight in every scene she appeared in.
-James Frain as Cromwell who could make you see what he was thinking just by a look on his face.
-Finally, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the King, who I really didn't want to like in the role. He changed my mind. He certainly did exude the charisma and rock star style of a man who was the centre of his universe....and everyone elses.
Honourable mentions, David Alpay as Smeaton, Nick Dunning as Thomas Boleyn, Jamie Thomas King as Wyatt, Sarah Bolger as Princess Mary, Peter O'Toole as Pope Paul and Max Brown as Edward Seymour.
Aug 1 2010, 10:43 AM EDT by