Narrator: It’s good to be the king
King Henry: Charles
Narrator: Sometimes it can be better to be his best friend
King Henry: I’m making you a Duke, Duke of Suffolk
Narrator: Just ask Henry Cavill, who stars as Charles Brandon in the Showtime original series, The Tudors
Henry: Charles loves the king, they are best friends
King Henry: Game of Tennis? Charles Brandon: Good Idea!
Henry:And Charles Brandon is the only person who can compete with Henry and beat him, with no fear of repercussion.
Charles Brandon: Are you really going to marry mistress Boleyn? She and Thomas Wyatt where once lovers.
King Henry: She denies it.
Charles Brandon: Well she would, wouldn’t she.
King Henry: I said she denies it!
Narrator: This versatile actor has had to master a cavalcade of sports.
Charles Brandon: I shall die a happy man!
Narrator: Of all kinds.
Henry: Last season was great!
Duke of Buckingham: You violated my daughter!
Charles Brandon: I swear to Your Grace; someone else was there before me.
Henry: This year Charles (laughs) is far more grown up.
Charles Brandon: I swear by all that is holy, that to you, I will always be true.
Henry: In prep school, I really learned to love the stage. When you step out from the wings and into the lights, there’s this incredible rush of adrenalin and fear and anticipation, it’s just something else, it really is.
Narrator: Cavill got his first big break at seventeen in the Count of Monte Cristo.
Henry: They were looking for a boarding school boy and luckily I happen to look right for the part and I had a bit of acting experience, and um that’s were it all kind of kicked off.
Narrator: This rising star holds his own with Robert DeNiro and other big names in the fantasy Stardust. And shoots to kill in his newest the Joel Shumaker horror picture Town Creek. Today, he’s the face of Dunhill’s men’s fragrance.
Michael Hirst (writer/producer): Henry is very beautiful, my daughters are all desperate to marry him. Henry Cavill is going to be a great film star. I don’t think there is going to be any doubt about that.
Narrator: Still, sometimes an actor needs a back-up plan.
Henry: I would have joined the forces. It was always kind of a thing of mine. I grew up with a lot of patriotic pride. Well, either that or I also had an interest in Egyptology as well. But ah, I don’t know.
King Henry: Charles
Charles Brandon: I have a gift for you, my boat.
King Henry: How can I ever have doubted you.
Narrator: And there is no doubt this is a star will continue to turn heads, watch Henry Cavill in the Tudors only on Showtime.