Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Marionette Puppets on ' The Tudors ' - Showtime - BBC

Some time ago I carved a couple of marionettes of King Henry and Catherine Howard for Showtime's series of  'The Tudors'.

They were made in June 2009 and whilst the show has aired in most of the rest of the world its taken a long time to get on the BBC schedule.

The marionettes I made feature in Episode 1 (season 4) to be shown on the BBC on Saturday 22nd Jan 2011. The sequence features (future Queen) Catherine performing a rather naughty little private show for the King. It appears about half way through the first episode.

Filming was in Dublin and  puppeteering was by Noel and Eva Lambert of the Lambert Puppet Theatre

Unfortunately due to the rushed nature of the job the puppets were on their way before the paint was dry - almost - so I wasn't able to get any good pictures of them, but here is Henry prior to final finishing and dressing. 

King Henry VIII from 'The Tudors' - Showtime

And a couple of screen shots from the show

Puppet Show on 'The Tudors' Season 4 Episode 1

Puppet Show on 'The Tudors' Season 4 Episode 1

1 comment:

Trish said...

I was just watching the episode with the marionettes in them...what fun! Great job and congratulations for having your work featured...