Wednesday, 19 September 2012

8 Actors who've played Henry VIII

In the eighth hour of our #8hoursofVIII day to celebrate Harriet Castor's VIII being available on Kindle for 99p we have picked some of our favourite Henry VIII actors:

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors 



Charles Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII and Young Bess

Richard Burton in Anne of the Thousand Days

Robert Shaw in A Man for All Seasons 


Eric Bana in The Other Boleyn Girl

Keith Michell in the BBC miniseries, The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Ray Winstone in the TV series Henry VIII

Sid James in Carry on Henry

Which one do you think looks most convincing?


  1. Charles Laughton looks identical to the paintings of him

  2. absolutely Ray Winstone

  3. Ray Winstone - so convincing. He was the best, bar none.