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King Henry 8 played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers Queen Catherine (Parr) played by Joely Richardson Anne of Cleves played by Joss Stone Princess Mary played by Sarah Bolger Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk played by Henry Cavill Edward Seymour played by Max Brown Ambassador Marillac played by Lothaire Bluteau Katherine Howard played by Tamzin Merchant Thomas Culpepper played by Torrance Coombs Henry Howard played by David O'Hara

Princess Mary

Princess Mary played by Sarah Bolger Princess Mary was the eldest daughter of Henry VIII and only surviving child of Catherine of Aragon. As the fourth crowned monarch of the Tudor dynasty, she is remembered for restoring England to Roman Catholicism after succeeding her short-lived half brother, Edward VI, to the English throne. In the process, she had almost 300 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian Persecutions, earning her the sobriquet of "Bloody Mary". Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed by her successor and half-sister, Elizabeth I.

Sarah Bolger / Actor Bio

A native of Dublin, Sarah Bolger has been acting since she was five years of age. She made her screen debut just two years later in the Irish drama A Love Divided (1999), which she followed with A Secret Affair. She starred recently in Iron Cross (2010) and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008).

She came to international attention in 2001 in Jim Sheridan's semi-autobiographical In America, in which she starred opposite her real-life sister, Emma. Her performance as Christy — the eldest child holding together an emotionally shattered family — won her plaudits and many nominations around the world including 'Best Newcomer' at the Spirit Awards.

Alongside numerous appearances in prestigious TV drama productions in her native Ireland, Bolger recently appeared opposite Andie MacDowell in Tara Road (2005), and starred alongside Mickey Rourke and Bill Nighy in Stormbreaker (2006).