The charistmatic and conflicted King Charles II is,
unsurprisingly, the focus of the British boob tube miniseries Charles II: The Power and the Passion
(2003). This lush historical drama portrays Charles (Rufus Sewell) as a man full of greed, ambition and lust- for power,
and for beautiful women. Virile Charles sires many children with a series of
floozies, but has no official heir, prompting him to take the pious Catherine
of Braganza (Shirley Henderson) as
his wife. But being King also...