Lest you think I hated literally every second of the The White Queen (2013), I want to showcase some of the fabulous actors in the show.
Max Irons – Edward IV
The king, THE GUY, the one that sets all of this nonsense in motion by marrying Elizabeth Woodville. Played by Jeremy Irons‘ son, Max, he’s pretty and, well, that’s enough.
Aneurin Barnard – Richard, Duke of Gloster/Richard III
I never really thought Aneurin Barnard was attractive until I watched this series and then all of a sudden, I was SUPER Team Aneurin. He got the brooding, but also soulful thing down perfectly. Made Richard III a sympathetic character, despite being an utter bastard.
David Oakes – George, Duke of Clarence
One of these days I will make a Snark Week post about actors that always play assholes, and David Oakes will be on it. He’s handsome, but for some reason, he’s always cast as the douchebag in every period film I’ve ever seen him in.
James Frain – Duke of Warwick
James Frain is another actor that could go on the Always An Asshole list. I have pretty much loved him in everything I’ve seen him in, The White Queen included, but he’s ALWAYS playing a dick.
Rupert Graves – Lord Stanley
Rupert Graves gets cast as an asshole a lot, but he’s also had a fair share of non-asshole roles, so he really doesn’t belong on the above list. I will always love him because of his Buckingham in The Last King.
Ben Lamb – Anthony Rivers
I don’t think I’ve seen Ben Lamb in any other shows, but he’s a good looking guy. So, here is is.
Tom McKay – Jasper Tudor
I guess we’re all supposed to believe that Tom McKay is THE HOTTEST as Jasper Tudor, the alleged love of Margaret Beaufort’s life. He’s not a bad looking guy, but he just doesn’t bring the Aneurin Barnard vibes.
Michael Marcus – Henry Tudor/Henry VII
Michael Marcus comes in late in the series as the adult Henry Tudor. Don’t have a lot to say about him as an actor, because I think I’ve not seen him in anything else that was memorable, but he was handsome so … I guess that’s good enough!
Who was your favorite actor in The White Queen (2013)? Tell us in the comments!