A Queen Twice Over: Mary Tudor the Elder Marries Francis I of France

Cast, Queen of Lillies, 2015 (I)
As promised, here is my cast list for a period drama about Marie's life as this week's update. I imagine this being aired in 2015, to mark the 500th anniversary of Marie's marriage to Francis, and it's title comes from both the fleur-de-lys and the fact that lillies are often linked to Marie's namesake, the Virgin Mary. (NB: I have only cast the children with the first person who plays them - I'm sure their actors/actresses change as they grow up! I have also left out anyone who hasn't been introduced yet.)

Marie, Queen of France - Sophie Skelton

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Francis I of France - Tyler Hoechlin

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Marguerite, Holy Roman Empress - Michelle Dockery

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Louise of Savoy - Ruth Gemell

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Renee, Duchess of Brittany - Alexa Gerasmovich

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Mademoiselle Margot - Natasha Raphael

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Dauphin Francois - Ryan Turner

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Henri of Orleans - Kyle Breitkopf

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Francoise de Foix - Lily James

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Kate Parr - Hannah Saxby

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Cast, Queen of Lillies, 2015 (II)
Fran de St Pol - Richard Coyle

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Anne, Countess de St Pol - Natalie Dormer

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Henry VIII - Sam Heughan

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Katherine of Aragon - Tilda Swinton

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Princess Mary/Nora Boleyn - Florence Hunt

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Meg Douglas - Brooklyn Proulx

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Mary Talbot - Claudia Jessie

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Lady Elizabeth - Blaithnaid Mckeown

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Diane de Poitiers - Holland Roden

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Charles V - Sebastian Arnesto

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i didnt know françois was a redhead. i thought only henri was
Francois and Henri and their youngest sister are all redheads. Their other siblings - Margot, Louise, Jean, Charles and baby Marie when she was alive - are all Valois in colouring. :)
Ooh Sam Heughan😳... I like all the other casts too, especially those of Marie and Francis!
Well if Sam and Sophie can be father and daughter in Outlander, they can play siblings, surely? And I actually picked a redhead for Katherine of Aragon!
 
I generally love the casting you have going! Like damn they’re just so perfect! I can really put some faces to the names now.

Although two things: 1) who is Louise of Savoy? I’ve forgotten. And 2) Tilda Swinton doesn’t seem like a good casting for Katherine of Aragon. She’s a great actress but she just doesn’t do it for me.
 
Although two things: 1) who is Louise of Savoy? I’ve forgotten. And 2) Tilda Swinton doesn’t seem like a good casting for Katherine of Aragon. She’s a great actress but she just doesn’t do it for me.
Louise of savoy is Francis i’s mother. Dowager countess of Angoulême and duchess of a number of territories granted to her by her son. She’d be 50 years old in 1526. And honestly, I agree with you on Tilda Swinton. Katherine was a beautiful woman in her youth but she was also short and plump by the mid 1510s…so the tall and slender swinton does seem miscast.
 
Louise of savoy is Francis i’s mother. Dowager countess of Angoulême and duchess of a number of territories granted to her by her son. She’d be 50 years old in 1526. And honestly, I agree with you on Tilda Swinton. Katherine was a beautiful woman in her youth but she was also short and plump by the mid 1510s…so the tall and slender swinton does seem miscast.
Ah gotcha!

Yeah I was trying not to be too rude but that’s it. Tilda doesn’t fit the description of a younger and pretty Katherine nor her older and plumper self as you said.
 
Tilda Swinton doesn’t seem like a good casting for Katherine of Aragon. She’s a great actress but she just doesn’t do it for me.

And honestly, I agree with you on Tilda Swinton. Katherine was a beautiful woman in her youth but she was also short and plump by the mid 1510s…so the tall and slender swinton does seem miscast.
I can see what you're both saying, and I nearly went for Maria Doyle Kennedy, but then I saw that photo of Tilda. The determination in her face - and her red hair!- swung it for me instantly.
 
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