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Polished Edge: Howard Charles of ‘The Musketeers’ on BBC America
Q: Do you relate to your character who lived 400 years ago?
A: I share a lot in common with Porthos. Both of us are from humble beginnings. He was born into darkness and found his way into light, and much as I did in becoming a professional actor. I am from Brixton in South London. It was rough. I was congratulated to get out. I always had the world vision of wanting to get out. Porthos needed something to fight for and believe in.
Q: What was your training?
A: I have been a professional actor for seven years, the Royal Shakespeare Company.
I trained at the Drama Centre, London.
Q: How do you learn your lines and delve into character?
A: I listen to jazz. It is about mastering the rhythm. Once I am on it, I don’t come out of it. I find it much easier to immerse myself. De Niro once said, ‘It doesn’t matter how you get there, just get there.’
Q: What is the most fun with this gig?
A: Working with people that push. I demand the best of myself to start creating magic. I am not interested in the idea of being an actor. I am interested in transforming and spurring on myself, my evolution and growth as a man.
Q: How was riding a horse and sword fighting for this?
A: I knew how to ride and fence, and I am very handy and naturally a good fighter.
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