Howard Charles

Howard Charles is an English actor who is best known for his portrayal of Porthos in the BBC's 2014 adaptation of Dumas's The Three Musketeers, entitled The Musketeers.[1][2][3]

Howard Charles
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Howard Charles in 2016
Years active2008–present


He studied at Kingston College in England[4] between 2000 and 2005, earning a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) before returning to start the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Media.[5]

He then trained at the Drama Centre London and was awarded a Lady Rothermere Drama Award and a Leverhulme scholarship.[6]


Blackta (The Young Vic),[7] Macbeth (with the RSC),[8] The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company),[9] Enron (Chichester Festival Theatre, The Royal Court, West End), Painting A Wall (Finborough Theatre),[10] The Hounding of David Olwale (various theatres including; Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Everyman Liverpool, Hackney Empire),[11] Three Sisters (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Local Stigmatic (Edinburgh Festival), Les Jeudis (Centre Pompidou, Paris), Twelfth Night, The Lunatic Queen, Taniko, Measure for Measure, Le Cid, The Cherry Orchard and The Winslow Boy.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Standing By Titus Short[12]
2011 Sound Flynn Short[13]
2012 Black Forest Conrad TV movie
2013 &ME Albert
2018 The Scorpion King: Book of Souls Uruk direct-to-video film


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Beautiful People Adult Kylie 1 episode
2012 Switch Jack 1 episode
2014–2016 The Musketeers Porthos du Vallon 30 episodes
2017 The Librarians Ambrose Gethic 1 episode
2019 The Widow Tom Jansen
The Red Line Ethan Young
2020 Liar Carl Peterson
Alex Rider Wolf 3 episodes
2021 Shadow and Bone Arken Visser/The Conductor 5 episodes
Whitstable Pearl Mike McGuire 6 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2015 Need for Speed Manu
Cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun Emperor


  1. ^ "Interview with Howard Charles". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Howard Charles on being Musketeer Porthos". Cambridge News. 15 January 2014. Archived from the original on 30 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ Waters, Florence (18 January 2014). "The Musketeers: on set with Peter Capaldi and Vinnie Jones". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. ^ Logan, Ross (14 January 2014). "One for all: Kingston College student to star in BBC's The Musketeers". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Former Student Lands Lead Role in BBC's The Musketeers". Kingston College. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  6. ^ a b Prebble, Lucy (2016). Enron. p. 2. ISBN 9781408124673. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Blackta". Young Vic. Archived from the original on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  8. ^ Denby, Alys (26 April 2011). "Macbeth: The cast and crew". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Welcome". Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Painting A Wall". Finborough Theatre. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Projects – The Hounding of David Oluwale". Eclipse Theatre. 2009. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Standing by Trailer". Retrieved 5 June 2016 – via Vimeo.
  13. ^ "Sound". Retrieved 5 June 2016 – via Vimeo.

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