In Alexandre Dumas’ enduring novel The Three Musketeers, Porthos is honest and slightly gullible. He’s the extrovert of the three – "enjoying wine, women and song." Although he’s often seen as the comic relief, he’s also extremely dedicated and loyal toward his fellow Musketeers. On the BBC TV show, The Musketeers, Porthos is portrayed by 31-year-old actor Howard Charles.
Charles, who has starred in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, has set his eyes on a big film role – General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas aka The Black Count. Active in revolutionary France, Dumas was the highest-ranking person of color of all time in a European army. The General was father to Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers. The film The Black Count is currently in development. If you'd like to see Charles in the role, you can let Sony know about it right here. Hey, just like in the French Revolution--power to the people!
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