Paul McGann - Doctor Who - The Night of the Doctor (c) BBC
Paul McGann – Doctor Who – The Night of the Doctor (c) BBC

Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, will be appearing in The Musketeers. Cultbox reported this week that McGann will appear in the third and final series on The Musketeers, which airs on BBC One. Series Three will appear on both BBC One and BBC America later this year.

According to co-show runner Simon Allen, McGann ‘plays a wealthy nobleman who is engaged to an old friend of Aramis and finds himself in conflict with the Musketeers. We were so thrilled to get him onto the show – I’d worked with him before on a fantasy pilot and he’s awesome!’

For McGann, this is his second time acting with the Musketeers. He starred as Girard/Jussac in the 1993 film version of The Three Musketeers. The 1993 movie version was directed by Stephen Herek and starred Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Chris O’Donnell.

ca. 1995 --- Actor Paul McGann dressed as Dr. Who standing by a control board. --- Image by © Marc Bryan-Brown/Corbis
ca. 1995 — Actor Paul McGann dressed as Dr. Who standing by a control board. — Image by © Marc Bryan-Brown/Corbis

McGann is also not the only Doctor to appear on The Musketeers. The current Doctor, Peter Capaldi played Cardinal Richelieu in the first series.

McGann appeared as the Eighth Doctor in the television special Doctor Who: The Movie, which was released in 1996. The Doctor Who movie was an attempt to bring back the Doctor Who series after it ended in 1989. The movie is the still the only Doctor Who to have been filmed in Canada. In an interesting twist, two other actors were invited to audition for the role of the Eighth Doctor: Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi. The Doctor Who movie is set in San Francisco, where the Master (Eric Roberts) meets the Doctor. One of the actors in the movie, Yee Jee Tso, took photos during filming and just published a book of those photos.

Viewers can see McGann appear in The Musketeers in series three, which will appear on both BBC One and BBC America later this year. According to Actor Tom Burke, (Athos), the final series will take place in ‘a universe that is less stable than the first two. I suppose by that I mean that death and decay are casting a far bigger shadow than ever before from the very first episode.’

 

 

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