Ru­pert whips his sword out

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RU­PERT EVERETT is join­ing the cast of swash­buck­ling drama

The star will play King Louis XVIII’s il­le­git­i­mate brother Philippe Achille, the cor­rupt gover­nor of Paris, in the third se­ries of the show.

Everett said: “I’m very ex­cited to be join­ing the new se­ries. I love the show and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the team.” Also join­ing the cast is

star Matthew McNulty, who will play an am­bi­tious crim­i­nal who clashes with the mus­ke­teers.

Hi­lary Martin, head of BBC Drama North, said: “The third se­ries of

prom­ises to be an am­bi­tious and elec­tric piece of drama.”

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