Vinnie Jones guest stars in The Musketeers as Labarge – Pictures and Episode 8 Preview

Cardinal Richelieu (PETER CAPALDI), Labarge (VINNIE JONES) - Image Credit: BBC/Dusan Martincek

Team Talk: Cardinal Richelieu (Peter Capaldi) and Labarge (Vinnie Jones) in episode 8 of The Musketeers – Image Credit: BBC/Dusan Martincek

It’s been known for a while now that actor Vinnie Jones would be guest staring in the BBC’s hit TV series, The Musketeers, but with few details available. We’ve today learned though that the ex-football player will be playing the role of Labarge in epiosde 8, which is scheduled to air at 9:00pm on Sunday the 16th of March, 2014, on BBC One.

These just released BBC pictures give us our first look at Vinnie in his latest on screen role. We’ll bring you a trailer as soon as we get our hands on it, but in the meantime, here’s a of teaser of the plot for this upcoming episode ‘The Challenge’:

The Musketeers are tasked with bringing the fearsome Labarge (Vinnie Jones), a regional Intendant, under arrest for the murder of two Musketeers, to Paris. The Red Guards, resentful of the Musketeers’ handling of him, initiate a vicious fight between the two regiments.

Image Credit: BBC/Dusan Martincek

The Musketeers guest actor Vinnie Jones, in action as Labarge in episode 8 of the BBC series – Image Credit: BBC/Dusan Martincek

Fed up with the disruptive rivalry between the Musketeers and the Red Guards, King Louis calls a contest between them to settle which one is stronger once and for all. D’Artagnan is determined to fight so he can prove himself worthy to be a true Musketeer. But first he has to learn to control his impetuous nature and to fight with his head, not his heart.

Episode 8 will also star actress Zoe Tapper as Alice Clerbeaux.

Set in France during the 17th century, this 2014 TV version was created by Adrian Hodges and is based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, ‘The Three Musketeers’.