The second season of the major TV series 'The Tudors', starring Irish Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Match Point), John Kavanagh (The Tigerís Tail), Nick Dunning (Alexander) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Tara Road) has started shooting in Ardmore studios.
'The Tudors' focuses on the turbulent early years of King Henry VIII's reign as King of England, and will shoot for approx 20 weeks in Ardmore Studios and key locations around Dublin and Wicklow. The budget of the series is Ä25 million with the Irish spend of the project expected to be in the region of Ä15 million. The first series of 'The Tudors' which was broadcast on the Showtime channel in the US, opened to the largest audience ever received by a Showtime series in the history of the channel. Produced by TM Productions and PA Tudors, with the support of Morgan OíSullivanís production company World 2000 Entertainment., it is an official Irish/Canadian co-production and is co-financed by Bord ScannŠn na h…ireann/the Irish Film Board through the IFB international production fund. (DS/SP)