Marc Warren joins the ‘The Musketeers’ cast

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Marc Warren (Hustle) has been cast in the second series of The Musketeers.

The Mad Dogs star will play the Comte De Rochefort, a dashing and persuasive aristocrat with a talent for sword fighting and a taste for adventure.

The character is described as “a man nursing many secrets and a very dark past”.

The BBC teases: “As [Series 2] progresses the true nature of his plotting is revealed and everyone around him is drawn into his sinister web. Ultimately only the Musketeers and their loyal allies and friends stand between him and a desperate act that will change all their lives forever.”

Series 2 began filming in Prague earlier this month.

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Marc Warren commented: “I’m delighted to be part of the BBC’s stylish and exciting take on the Dumas classic. Once I’ve overcome my fear of horses I’m sure it’ll be a walk in the park.”

Executive producer Jessica Pope added: “Adrian [Hodges] and I were thrilled to welcome Marc to the cast. He’s a clever and mercurial actor who will bring danger and charm to the role of Rochefort in equal measure.”

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Series 1 concluded on BBC One last month.

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