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Former Kingston College student plays Porthos in BBC’s The Musketeers

PUBLISHED: 10:55 14 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:48 14 January 2014

The Musketeers

The Musketeers

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The hotly tipped new BBC series The Musketeers features a former Kingston College drama student in one of the lead roles as Porthos.

Said to be a contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas in his much-loved novel, it marks another highlight in the career of young actor Howard Charles.

Having appeared in the multi-award winning Enron at Chichester, the Royal Court and then the West End, Howard went on to play Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice at the newly-opened Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Most recently he appeared in Blackta at The Young Vic.

He also has a string of television appearances to his credit, including Beautiful People, Candy Chops and Switch, and appeared in the feature film &Me.

“We’re enormously proud to see a talented and able young actor like Howard Charles progress from Kingston College and into a major role such as this,” says Peter Mayhew-Smith, principal of Kingston College .

“It’s a tribute both to Howard’s great skill as an actor and to the high quality drama training delivered by the Performing Arts team. I love the story of the Musketeers and I can’t wait to see what Howard’s done with the part.”

The 10-part drama series is set to premiere BBC One on Sunday January 19 at 9pm.

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