Rupert Everett to join third series of The Musketeers

The Parade's End star will play a corrupt politician, joined by Jamaica Inn actor Matthew McNulty as a vicious criminal

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Rupert Everett is joining the cast of BBC drama The Musketeers as a corrupt governor of 17th century Paris. 

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The My Best Friend’s Wedding actor will play Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron – Head of the Red Guard and King Louis XIII’s illegitimate brother – in the third series.

“I love the show and am really looking forward to working with the team,” said the actor, who is currently starring in VE Day-inspired film A Royal Night Out.

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Jamaica Inn and The Paradise star Matthew McNulty will also appear in the series, playing Lucien Grimaud, a money lender and vicious, dangerously ambitious criminal. Both men go up against the Musketeers, throwing the monarchy and Paris into utter chaos.

The actors will join returning cast members Luke Pasqualino as d’Artagnan, Tom Burke as Athos, Howard Charles as Porthos, Santiago Cabrera as Aramis, Hugo Speer as Captain Treville, Ryan Gage as King Louis, Alexandra Dowling as Queen Anne and Tamla Kari as Constance. 

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