All For One And One For All
A phrase that is something we all grow up with, the story of The Musketeers is legendary. Alexandre Dumas created the fantastical characters of Athos, Porthos and Aramis, The Three Musketeers who are joined by the dashing D’Artagan. His tale is actually based upon some of the major characters and events of the 17th Century in France.
D’Artagan, our hero, was based upon the real man, Charles de Batz-Castlemore, who changed his name to Sieur D’Artagan due to some property owned by his mother. Athos, Aramis and Portos were all real Musketeers also – Armand de Sillegue, Henry d’Aramitz and Issa de Portau, respectively.
Now the exciting novel is brought to the small screen by the BBC, recently showed on BBC One and coming to DVD and Blu-ray on the 6th April 2015 in a Season 1 & 2 Boxset.
Fresh and exciting, the BBC adaptation will have you glued to the TV wanting more. Fantastically dramatic there are sword fights, muskets, men with honour and those without, deceit, betrayal, loyalty, love and death.
Watch as the Musketeers return in season two with a new addition to the cast in the form of Marc Warren (Hustle, Mad Dogs) who plays the conniving and unlike-able Comte De Rochefort.
Marc Warren says:
He’s the series baddie, and I think audiences like me better as a baddie. I’ve had enough of playing cheeky chappies, and now I thought I’d go down the baddie route. I had to man up and go to the dark side!
He joins Luke Pasqualino (D’Artagan), Santiago Cabrera (Aramis), Howard Charles (Porthos) and Tom Burke as Athos, The Musketeers. They fight for their king while he plots and schemes, they protect their loved ones while he puts them in jeopardy, and above all they watch out for each other, ‘One for all and all for one.’