Charles Brandon was the third son of Sir William Brandon. He was brought up at the court of Henry VII and became a favorite of Henry VIII. He held several posts in the royal household and distinguished himself in the French campaign of 1513. In 1515 he privately married Mary Tudor, Louis XII's (king of France) widow and Henry VIII's sister. He died in 1545, a year after commanding an English army invading France. His granddaughter Lady Jane Grey reigned for nine days in 1553.
Henry Cavill began his career as an actor in student productions at Stowe Boarding School in England. Among his recent big-screen credits are Joel Schumacher's horror TOWN CREEK (2009) and the Woody Allen film WHATEVER WORKS (2009). He has appeared in several films including THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (2002), I CAPTURE THE CASTLE (2003), RED RIDING HOOD (2004), HELLRAISER: HELLWORLD (2005) and the big-screen adaptation of the myth of TRISTAN AND ISOLDE (2006).