Colm Wilkinson Stars on 'THE TUDORS' 4/12

Tony Award-nominated actor and theatre veteran, Colm Wilkinson stars on the SHOWTIME mini-series "The Tudors" as Lord Thomas Darcy on April 12th at 9PM (EST).

Beginning his career in his native Ireland in the 1970's, Wilkinson has become an internationally recognized vocalist. The celebrated Broadway star has spent years on the stage starring in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. His latest solo album Some of My Best Friends Are Songs (EMI Music Canada) is a selection of some of his favorite songs of all time. It includes three songs written by Wilkinson and a duet with his own son Aaron. Between musicals, solo albums, compilations and singles, Wilkinson has appeared in over 60 titles including Stage Heros (BMG), a solo album, where he performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded at the historic Abbey Road Studios, in London, as well as the celebrated Highlight album of Jekyll and Hyde (BMG).

Viewers and critics alike have been enthralled watching the storied exploits of the sexy, hard-bodied King Henry VIII (Rhys Meyers) as he weds, beds and beheads women and wives across 16th century England.

Both Rhys Meyers and the series have been nominated for Golden Globe® Awards, and the series has won two Emmys® for its incredible costume design and main title theme music. The new season will pick up after Anne Boleyn's beheading, detailing Henry's doomed marriages to true love Jane Seymour and the German-born Anne of Cleves.

"The Tudors" is an Ireland-Canada co-production, executive produced by Morgan O'Sullivan for Octagon Films; Benjamin Silverman and Teri Weinberg for Reveille Productions; Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films, and Sheila Hockin; and is created, written and executive produced by Michael Hirst. SHOWTIME presents the series in association with Peace Arch Entertainment.

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