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Joss Stone Is The Tudors' Anne of Cleves

Joss Stone Is The Tudors' Anne of Cleves

Following in the footsteps of Shirley Manson, Joss Stone has become the year's latest high-profile UK singer to join the cast of a major TV show. In this case, Stone has been cast as Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, in Showtime's The Tudors.

Anne of Cleves will be the second wife Henry takes in the show's upcoming third season, following Jane Seymour (Anita Briem). The show's first two seasons already took care of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.

According to the Hollywood Reporter,

A daughter of a German nobleman, Anne was betrothed to Henry in a marriage treaty between the Cleves Court and the king's chancellor after Henry was shown a portrait of her. Upon Anne's arrival to England, Henry was disappointed in her looks and soon found a legal way to have the marriage annulled.


Stone has apparently been looking to cross into acting for a while, but before this, the only role on her résumé was a small part in the 2006 fantasy film Eragon. So, do you think you'll be able to take the singer seriously as a royal wife-to-be?


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TammyO TammyO 8 years
I just got finished watching the end of the second season on DVD last night. Nearly cried cause that was the end of Anne, who in my opinion, was the more interesting of all Henry's wives. Plus Natalie Dormer plays the hell out of that part. I know this series is not the most completely accurate but it's SO gripping. I mean it needs no making up cause this stuff really went down in history, so to speak. It's like Melrose Place/90210/Desperate Housewives meets "going medieval on your a##!" I cab't wait for season 3 to come out on DVD. I don't have Showtime >:/
makiwacky makiwacky 8 years
Why her??? i used to love this show, but now, i'm not so sure anymore...
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
hmmm....the tudors usually has great actors on the show. i hope joss stone brings her A game!
darkoblivion darkoblivion 8 years
Oh, I'm interested to see who they pick to be little Catherine Howard (after Anne).
darkoblivion darkoblivion 8 years
She's fine. I have no beef with her. However, she's completely wrong for that part. COMPLETELY. They would have to make her look completely different and she would have to be a phenomenal actress.... I don't like it.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
Joss Stone doesn't strike me as "disappointing", although a good makeup artist can fix that. I think Angelina Jolie would have been a better choice.;)
azucar_ame azucar_ame 8 years
love her!
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
It sounds like a pointless stunt casting. They couldn't find a real actress
Lady-Boleyn Lady-Boleyn 8 years
She is so wrong for Anne of Cleves!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Ugh, I can't stand Joss Stone. Hopefully her part will be brief and she won't have to speak that much. For some reason, I always thought the series was going to be about Henry VIII's relationship with Anne Boleyn but I guess it wouldn't last that long then.
tyffi tyffi 8 years
I love the show - it's so cheesy, and p0rn-y, and historically incorrect that it's fun to watch - but Joss Stone as Anna of Cleves? For real? Were the producers smoking pot with Joss Stone while they made that decision? Well, maybe she won't get any lines. Anne of Cleves didn't spoke anything but German.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
This is a horrible decision by the producers. Joss Stoned? Come on. The series WAS credible, until this. Although she is ugly enough to play Anne of Cleves.
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 8 years
That's EXACTLY what i was thinking penguins268!!!!
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
Can she act?
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
I wouldn't want to play the girl who wasn't pretty enough for that fat, diseased King (I love the show but they do not portray Henry physically appropriately in my opinion), but good for her- She's so pretty in real life I wonder how they will make her look "disappointing"?
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