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The French King
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Episode still of Vanozza Cattaneo and Joffre Borgia
Information
Episode number Season 1
Episode 6
Directed by John Maybury
Written by Neil Jordan
Advisories Adult content, brief nudity, mild violence
Air date May 1, 2011
Running time 53 minutes
Episode chronology
Previous 1x05 The Borgias in Love
Next 1x07 Death, on a Pale Horse

The French King is the sixth episode of season one, as well as the sixth episode of the series. It was written by Neil Jordan, and directed by John Maybury.

StorylineEdit

Plot synopsisEdit

Della Rovere reaches France and strikes a bargain with its ruler to invade Italy and install him on the Papal throne in exchange for control of Naples; Rodrigo attempts to thwart the invasion through an alliance by marrying his youngest son Joffre to Princess Sancia of Naples, but Juan nearly sabotages the plan by seducing his prospective sister-in-law.[1]

AppearancesEdit

Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia
François Arnaud as Cesare Borgia
Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia
Joanne Whalley as Vanozza Cattaneo
Lotte Verbeek as Giulia Farnese
David Oakes as Juan Borgia
Aidan Alexander as Joffre Borgia
Colm Feore as Giuliano Della Rovere
Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sancia of Naples
Ruta Gedmintas as Ursula Bonadeo
Michel Muller as King Charles VIII
Luke Pasqualino as Paolo
Augustus Prew as Prince Alfonso of Naples
Mickey Sumner as Francesca
Peter Sullivan as Cardinal Ascanio Sforza
Ronan Vibert as Giovanni Sforza
Alan Westaway as Neapolitan Ambassador
Joseph Kelly as King Ferrante of Naples
Mark Noble as French General
Edward Akrout as French Captain
David Bamber as Theo
Anne Lambton as Abbess

PollEdit

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VideosEdit

Sneak peeksEdit

The Borgias 1x06 The French King - Waters of a Spring01:25

The Borgias 1x06 The French King - Waters of a Spring

The Borgias 1x06 The French King - Desires of the Flesh01:22

The Borgias 1x06 The French King - Desires of the Flesh


Behind the scenesEdit

The Borgias 1x06 The French King - Emmanuelle Chriqui on The Borgias01:20

The Borgias 1x06 The French King - Emmanuelle Chriqui on The Borgias


ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.sho.com/sho/the-borgias/season/1/episode/6#/index

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