D’Artagnan actor Luke Pasqualino gives a comedic guide to The Musketeers special effects

Luke Pasqualino as D'Artagnan in The Musketeers - Image Credit: BBC/Larry Horricks

Luke Pasqualino as D’Artagnan in the 2014 BBC TV series, The Musketeers – Image Credit: BBC/Larry Horricks

In this great little behind the scenes video, Luke Pasqualino gives away some of the secrets to The Musketeers action scene special effects.

With help from producer Colin Wratten, and showing more of his humorous side than you usually get to see on screen, the D’Artagnan actor reveals how some of combat visual effects are achieved.

From squib packs for musket shot wounds and retractable-blade swords, to sugar glass bottles and exploding melons, lets hop Luke isn’t giving too much away here:

Well if the series writers ever run out of ideas, or even as a spin-off show, the BBC could always turn The Musketeers into an action comedy. Having watched this behind the scenes video, I’m sure a lot of viewers would love to see that.

Based on ‘The Three Musketeers’, the 2014 series continues in its current action-drama format Sunday nights on BBC One, with catch-up via iPlayer.

Fans of Luke can also catch the 24-year-old actor as part of the cast lineup in BBC Two’s comedy series, Inside No. 9.