Your assignment today, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out Gabrielle Anwar’s character in the Showtime series The Tudors, which despite its title was all about Henry VIII.
Give up? Here’s the scoop:
The character of Henry’s sister, called “Princess Margaret” in the series, is actually a composite of his two sisters: the life events of his younger sister, Princess Mary Tudor, coupled with the name of his elder sister, Margaret Tudor. This was reportedly done to avoid confusion with Henry’s daughter, Mary I of England.
Then again, it’s not like they were going for Absolute Historical Accuracy in the series.
Gabrielle Anwar’s most recent major role was as Fiona in Burn Notice.
And you may remember her tango-ing with Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman:
She’s forty-seven today.