Is Henry Cavill Really the Biggest Star From the Iconic ‘The Tudors’ Cast?

Published 12/31/2023, 2:31 AM EST

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Henry Cavill is undeniably one of the industry’s heavy hitters. Famous for his roles as Superman and Geralt of Rivia, Cavill is a name that stands tall and bankable. However, his brilliance extends beyond the superhero and fantasy genres. Cavill has also flexed his creative muscle in relatively smaller roles, for example, his performance as Charles Brandon. He played the 1st Duke of Suffolk, the closest friend, and brother-in-law to King Henry VIII, in The Tudors, created by Michael Hirst. 

In the constellation of talented performers who added sparkle to the historical fiction television series, here is the one who shone the brightest beyond The Tudors!

Who turned out to be the biggest actor in The Tudors?

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Henry Cavill took a leading role in Showtime’s television series The Tudors from 2007 to 2010. The show not only received commercial acclaim but also earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 and an Emmy win in 2008. Cavill attributed much of his career’s trajectory to this series, which was a stepping stone to his breakthrough role in Man of Steel. His stint in The Witcher further marked a turning point in his career.

Although he has taken his departure from these roles, Cavill’s performances earned him a net worth of a whopping $50 million. Having said that, it is safe to say that Cavill is, without a doubt, the biggest star among the cast of The Tudors. Cavill is mostly popular in the fantasy-action genre. However, The Tudors, in particular, showcased the range Cavill has as an actor. 

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Here is how Cavill’s portrayal of the 1st Duke of Suffolk skyrocketed him to fame.

What made the performance of Henry Cavill so exceptional?

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At the beginning of the show, Cavill was merely a visual delight. But credit to the writers for steering him into the multi-dimensional character of Charles Brandon. Henry Cavill effectively channeled the charm of Charles Brandon, the King’s right-hand guy. Transforming from a womanizer into a devoted spouse, Cavill’s character navigated the complexities of politics with finesse. His brilliance especially shone in scenes where he laid bare his soul. 

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Despite historical records offering as much information as a drop in the ocean on Charles Brandon, Cavill brought the character to life. Cavill’s seamless transition from a carefree teenager to a tormented, mature man spoke volumes about his talent. It is a shame that the British actor has been typecast into stoic roles, overlooking the diversity he brings to the table. 

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What do you think about Henry Cavill’s performance in The Tudors? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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