The Spanish Princess cast: Who does Andrew Buchan play in The Spanish Princess season 2?
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After more of a year of waiting, the second series of The Spanish Princess is finally here. Season two sees the return of Charlotte Hope as Catherine of Aragon and Ruairi O’Connor as King Henry VIII. Andrew Buchan also stars in the new series but who does he play? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Spanish Princess season 2
Who does Andrew Buchan play in The Spanish Princess season 2?
Andrew Buchan joined the cast of The Spanish Princes for the series second and final outing.
He was a new addition to the star-studded cast alongside Vikings star Ray Stevenson, Mr Selfridge’s Sai Bennett and Downtown Abbey’s Peter Egan.
Buchan portrays Sir Thomas More in the series, the famous Catholic Lord Chancellor of England, during the reign of Henry VII.
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Before becoming Lord Chancellor of England, More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and Renaissance humanist.
As a Catholic, More opposed the protestant reformation and opposed Henry VIII’s separation from the Catholic Church.
As a result, he acknowledges Henry as supreme head of the Church of England and the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
More refused to take the oath of supremacy, introduced by Henry VIII of England through the Act of Supremacy 1534.
The oath required any person taking public or church office in England to swear allegiance to the monarch as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
Following his rejection, More was convicted of treason and executed.
Sir Thomas More was the focus of the Elizabethan play and biography of the same name written by Anthony Munday and Henry Chettle and later revised by Thomas Heywood, Thomas Dekker and William Shakespeare.
In 1935, Pope John Paul II canonised More as a martyr and in 2000, Pope John Paul II declared him the patron saint of statesmen and politicians.
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Who is Andrew Buchan?
Andrew Buchan is an English stage and television actor from Stockport, England.
He is best known for his performance as Mark Latimer in Broadchurch.
In Broadchurch he starred alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
Most recently he starred as Andrew Parker Bowles in The Crown.
This year, Buchan is not only starring in The Spanish Princess and is expected to be reprising his role in season four of The Crown.
He also starred in the Amazon Prime series, Alex Rider, based on the novel series of the same name by Anthony Horowitz.
In Alex Rider, Buchan played the role of Ian Rider, an agent of the Department of Special Operations and Alex’s (Otto Farrarant) uncle.
In Alex Rider, he starred alongside Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure and Brenock O’Connor.
Buchan also starred as Franklin Clarke in The ABC Murders, Henri Matisse in Genius and Ian Milburn in The Mercy.
He is also well known for his role was Scott Foter in Party Animals, John Mercer in The Fixer and William Garrow in Garrow’s Lane.
The Spanish Princess airs Sundays on Starz and Starzplay
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