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Friday, 27 December 2013

TV: The Musketeers: Trailer - BBC One

A thrilling world of action, adventure and romance inspired by Dumas’ legendary characters.

Charming but deadly, a great lover and a great fighter – Aramis is a man of fascinating contrasts.

Handsome, a loner by nature but a faithful friend, Aramis is a complex figure. His love of women is notorious but he is very far from being a routine womaniser. His effortless charm means that he is never short of admirers – not even the Cardinal’s mistress is off-limits, with deadly consequences. A brilliant shot, Aramis has a ruthless streak but also the most romantic heart of the Musketeer brotherhood. He possesses a deep insight into human nature and puts his faith in a deity who understands and forgives its many contradictions.

Santiago Cabrera
Santiago’s breakthrough role came in Heroes, where he played Isaac Mendez, a heroin-addicted artist able to paint the future. He also starred as Lancelot in BBC’s Merlin, and was recently seen in Dexter. His film roles include Haven and Love & Other Disasters. He won critical acclaim for his role in Steven Soderbergh's Che. Santiago will next be seen on screen as Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina.

Athos is brave, resourceful and a natural leader of men. But he nurses a dark secret in his past.

A brilliant swordsman, Athos is the glue that binds the Musketeers together. His character commands respect. At first sight he can appear arrogant but his offhand manner disguises a deep capacity for friendship. He is wryly humorous and engaging but during bouts of solitary drinking he has the capacity to hit the self-destruct button. At these times, the bottled-up darkness from his past threatens to engulf him.

Tom Burke
Tom is one of the UK's most highly respected and versatile young actors with starring roles across stage, screen & television. His film credits include The Invisible Woman, I Want Candy, and Only God Forgives. His work for television includes In Love With Barbara, Great Expectations, Napoleon, Bella And The Boys and the award-winning State of Play. Tom was recently seen in The Hour and comedy series Heading Out.

D’Artagnan is charismatic, impulsive and ridiculously brave with a fierce appetite for justice.

Although still young, d’Artagnan has seen enough of the world to despise its corruption and compromise. Raised in the country and trained as a fighter since he was a boy, only Athos can match his exceptional skill with a sword. Athletic and determined, he is also intensely romantic, with a moving capacity for true love. In time d’Artagnan will go on to be the greatest Musketeer of them all and a legend in his own lifetime.

Luke Pasqualino
Luke is perhaps most recognisable from his role in E4’s BAFTA award winning series Skins. Following this he was cast alongside Jeremy Irons in the critically acclaimed, The Borgias. Luke has also had cameo roles in the award winning BBC sitcom, Miranda. Last year saw Luke in the supernatural horror film The Apparition and in the lead role in comedy/horror film Love Bite. Most recently Luke starred in the leading role in Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. Luke will next be seen in Joon-ho Bong’s thriller, Snowpiercer, alongside Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer.

A great fighter, a loyal friend and a man who lives life to the full.

Raised in desperate poverty and triumphing over every kind of adversity, Porthos has finally found his true family in the Musketeers. Intensely loyal to his friends and a natural fighter, he is the go-to guy for hand-to-hand combat and the man you always want on your side in a fight. Self-educated, as quick in thought as he is in action, Porthos has a lively sense of humour but is not a man to cross.

Howard Charles
Howard has appeared in stage productions of The Cherry Orchard and Enron. He starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, and most recently Blackta at The Young Vic. Television work includes Beautiful People, Candy Chops and Switch. Howard most recently appeared in the feature film &Me.

The 10-part drama (10x60) for transmission in 2014 is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One, co-produced by BBC WorldWide and BBC America. Jessica Pope is the BBC executive producer, Adrian Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten is producer.

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