Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cardinal Richelieu

One of our favorite television shows of the past ten years was the first season of the BBC production of Musketeers. It is a modernisation of the story of Louis XIII's musketeers, using Alexander Dumas' characters but with a modern twist. All the usual suspects are there: a mysterious lady, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, and four butch blokes and their boss.

Besides the Musketeers themselves the most important characters are Cardinal Richelieu, played in a most chilling pantomime way by Peter Capaldi, and the costumes. The following video shows what I mean.

If you haven't seen the show, and have a couple of hours to spend knee deep in intrigue, violence and slightly kinky (admit it) costumes, seek it out.


bonjourpatricia said...

What a brilliant start to the morning! Thank you, Simon.

Susan said...

He is rather hamming it up, isn't he?!

the fly in the web said...

Super video...but I loathed the series.
For me the best ever was a BBC series in the sixties...a very chilling Richelieu indeed!

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