Update! Howard will be joined by fellow Musketeers star Tamla Kari for the Saturday of London
Comic Con. Tamla (The Inbetweeners Movie, Being Human) plays d’Artagnan’s straight-talking wife Constance on the BBC’s hit historical actioner.
En garde! Howard Charles, who plays deadly swordsman Porthos in swashbuckling BBC action drama The Musketeers, is the latest TV star to join MCM London Comic Con’s ever-growing guest list.
Often used as comic relief in earlier screen versions of The Three Musketeers, the recently concluded BBC series gives Howard Charles’ Porthos a lively sense of humour, but also makes it clear that he’s not a man to be trifled with. Raised in grinding poverty and used to overcoming adversity, Porthos’ membership of the Musketeers means the world to him – and his comrades have ample opportunity to be thankful for his swift rapier and undying loyalty.
“I liken Porthos to a human hurricane – on the inside, the eye of the storm, you’ll find peace, serenity, beauty… cross him or those he loves, the Musketeers, and you will find yourself in a tempest of discomfort,” Howard Charles explained in a BBC interview. “Porthos has a warrior’s mind – a kind of sixth sense and an appetite for combat. Living on the edge, feeling alive.”
In addition to playing Porthos in all three series of The Musketeers, Howard’s television work includes Switch, Candy Chops and Beautiful People. He is also a highly talented stage actor, starring in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, as well as productions of The Cherry Orchard, Enron and Blackta.
— This news story is for October 2016’s MCM London Comic Con —