She’s joining the cast of Showtime’s historical romp ‘The Tudors‘ as Catherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s Henry the VIII.
Since Henry’s wives don’t stick around for too long, expect to see Richardson in five episodes of the steamy series, which is currently filming in Dublin, Ireland.
Check out the all of King Henry’s lovely ladies in the photo gallery here.
The tortured wife is a role Richardson knows well. She spent the last six years playing housewife-turned-lesbian Julia McNamara on ‘Nip/Tuck.’
The fourth–and final–season of ‘The Tudors’ is scheduled to air in 2010.