Apr 28, 2013 · Created by Neil Jordan, "The Borgias" is a thrilling potboiler filled with intrigue, murder, sex and--in the case of Rodrigo's driven son, Cesare, and daughter, Lucrezia-- incest. Season 3 episodes...
Mar 31, 2011 · Irons, who read several books and accounts of Borgia “to try and get at his motivations and measure,” praised Jordan’s research and involved depiction of the era, “It’s about a man who became pope...
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Although Irons has demonstrated ease in slipping into these real-life personas, he had surprising reservations about taking on the ambitious, diabolical Rodrigo Borgia, also known as Pope Alexander VI, in Showtime's historical drama "The Borgias," which premieres Sunday.
Irons, who read several books and accounts of Borgia “to try and get at his motivations and measure,” praised Jordan’s research and involved depiction of the era, “It’s about a man who became pope at a time when the Catholic Church was in a pretty poor state,” Irons said. “Now we think of the pope as a god.
May 20, 2011 · "The Borgias," based on the real-life story of the 15th-century cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, who basically bought and bullied his way to becoming pope, closes out its deliciously devilish first season...
Rodrigo Borgia is an elegant, handsome man in his 60s. He is a "silver fox" who seduces women decades younger than him. Usually he is seen wearing a white silk papal coat/robe and, sometimes, a red stole with white fur lining. On formal occasions he wears the papal tiara and a lavish cope.