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Love, honour, adventure...

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

D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos are returning with another thrilling series of The Musketeers. In series 2, the Musketeers must face an opponent nursing many secrets and a very dark past when Rochefort resurfaces, having escaped a Spanish prison.

As the series progresses the true nature of Rochefort’s plotting is revealed and everyone around him is drawn into his sinister web. Only the Musketeers and their loyal allies and friends stand between Rochefort and a desperate act that will change all their lives forever.

Meet the cast

Musketeers - D'Artagnan

D'Artagnan

Played by Luke Pasqualino

Born Luca Giuseppe Pasqualino in Cambridgeshire in 1990 to parents of Italian descent, Luke attended local drama classes as a child. His father is a hairdresser, and the young Luke modelled for his hair salon before getting his big break on television.

After coming to the public’s attention in the E4 teen drama series Skins in 2008, Luke made his Hollywood film debut four years later in the supernatural horror The Apparition. He has since gone on to star in the werewolf-themed film Love Bite and such TV hits as The Borgias and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.

Ironically, Luke was a massive fan of the kids’ cartoon series Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds when he was a child.

Musketeers - Porthos

Porthos

Played by Howard Charles

After honing his craft at Kingston College and the Drama Centre London, Howard made his professional name with starring roles in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of both The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth.

He has also starred in Nathaniel Martello-White’s play Blackta at the world-famous Old Vic theatre, and graced the silver screen in Norbert ter Hall’s 2013 romantic film &Me.

Howard’s other TV credits include appearing in Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful People and the supernatural comedy-drama series Switch.

Musketeers - Athos

Athos

Played by Tom Burke

Tom Burke was born into an acting family in London and attended the National Youth Theatre before taking up a place at RADA. He started to work regularly on British television immediately after graduating, with his first role of note starring alongside Bill Nighy and James McAvoy in the BBC political thriller State of Play.

In 2004, Tom made his big screen debut co-starring with Johnny Depp in film The Libertine. He has since appeared in the films Third Star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and The Invisible Woman alongside Ralph Fiennes.

Movie blockbusters aside, Tom has also appeared on stage at such world-famous venues as London’s Shakespeare’s Globe and The Old Vic. In 2008, his portrayal of Adolph in Strindberg's Creditors at London’s Donmar Warehouse scooped him the respected Ian Charleston Award for the best classical stage performance in Britain by an actor under the age of 30.

Tom’s godfather is British actor Alan Rickman, renowned for his portrayal of the villainous Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series of films.

Musketeers - Aramis

Aramis

Played by Santiago Cabrera

Born in Venezuela in 1978 to Chilean parents, Santiago Cabrera spent his childhood living in various countries around the world, including England, Canada, Romania and Spain. By the age of 15, he had returned with his family to Chile and started out on the road to becoming a professional thespian after a school teacher suggested that he try his hand at acting. Three years at drama college in London followed, with Santiago making his TV debut in his final year.

After further parts on screen and on stage, including a stint treading the boards as Othello, his big break came when he was cast as the heroin-addicted Isaac Mendez in the NBC television series Heroes. His role as the future-painting superhuman brought him international fame and was instrumental in him being cast as the iconic Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos in Steven Soderbergh’s 2006 film Che.

In addition to his acting prowess, Santiago has always been a keen sportsman, excelling in football and athletics. In 2008, he participated in the charity event Soccer Aid at Wembley Stadium in London aid of UNICEF.

Constance

Constance

Played by Tamla Kari

Born in the West Midland city of Coventry in 1988, Tamla indulged her love of dramatics with local drama groups as a child.

In the final year of her formal training at Drama Centre London, she gained her acting break playing Lucy in The Inbetweeners movie. She has since raised her profile appearing in such British TV dramas as Silk, Being Human and Cuckoo.

Tamla is also a talented dancer. She started taking lessons in tap and modern dance at the tender age of four, and later added ballet, musical theatre and street dance to her list of skills.

Milady

Milady

Played by Maimie McCoy

Teeside-born Maimie McCoy – originally called Mary but now known by her nickname Maimie, which originated from her big brother Rory’s mispronunciation of her real name – is the daughter of respected restaurateur Eugene McCoy.

After starting her professional career as a dancer (and working as a waitress to support herself), she landed small parts in a number of well-known British TV shows, including Taggart, Waking The Dead, Desperate Romantics and Crimson Petal & the White.

Maimie’s big TV break came when she landed the role of Nicole Palmerston-Amory in the BBC comedy-drama Personal Affairs in 2009, and she went on to play the young Joyce Hatto in the BBC production of Loving Miss Hatto, a drama penned by British national treasure Victoria Wood.

Captain Treville

Captain Treville

Played by Hugo Speer

Born in Harrogate in 1969, Hugo left his Yorkshire hometown to master his craft at the Arts Educational School in Hertfordshire.

After his early performances in British television programmes such as The Bill and Heartbeat, Hugo broke through to public consciousness with a small role in the 1993 film Bhaji on the Beach, written by British comedienne Meera Syal.

The big time came knocking when Hugo stripped in front of an audience of millions as Guy in the 1997 film The Full Monty. He has since appeared in numerous British TV series, including Clocking Off The Last Detective and the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.

Hugo has also found time to branch out into directing, helming his first short film, Mam, in 2010.

King Louis XIII

King Louis XIII

Played by Ryan Gage

Ryan is most renowned as Alfrid from the 2013 film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He has also garnered legions of admirers after delivering dynamic stage performances in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, God in Ruins, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Hamlet.

Prior to his portrayal of Louis XIII in The Musketeers, Ryan made numerous appearances in British television drama mainstays, including Hustle, Holby City, Doctors and The Bill.

Ryan has become very good friends with fellow Musketeers actor Peter Capaldi after spending so much time together filming the series.

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Played by Alexandra Dowling

Born in 1990, Alexandra consolidated her flair for performance at Oxford School of Drama.

Shortly after graduating in 2012, she made her professional TV debut as druid girl Kara in the popular BBC fantasy-drama series Merlin. She went on to appear as Roslin Frey, daughter of Lord Walder Frey, in the global HBO hit TV series Game of Thrones.

Alexandra also made a foray into film in 2013, starring as Agnes in Farren Blackburn’s epic action movie Hammer of the Gods.

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