Peterborough actor Luke Pasqualino is back soldiering again but has swapped his sword for a gun in his latest TV role…
We’re loving having a second TV helping of city star Luke Pasqualino so soon after the third and final series of The Musketeers.
Just as we were sulking at the loss of d’Artagnan Luke was soon back on our screens alongside former Corrie star Michelle Keegan in the second series of BBC One’s Our Girl – and we’re loving it!
The series follows the British Army on a posting in contemporary Kenya and is really hotting up. We’re already hooked!
Michelle Keegan plays Corporal Georgie Lane, a brilliant and committed soldier who loves the adrenaline and adventure of her job while Luke stars as Special Forces operative, and heartbreaker Elvis Harte.
Luke is great as the cheeky Londoner who’s fearless, impulsive, self-confident, determined and cool under pressure. Elvis is a remarkable leader, brave and heroic. He’d always wanted to be part of Special Forces, ever since the day he joined the army and after a number of tours he decided to attempt the SAS selection.
Luke says he was thrown in at the deep end but is loving the role – “I didn’t have much time to prepare and I came straight from Sri Lanka to Cape Town as I was filming another job over there. I had 12 or 14 hours before I was thrown straight into Boot Camp.
“It was quite similar to how we did it on Musketeers, lots of drills and weapon handling, hand signalling without saying any words, it was really helpful. The Military advisors we had, Nigel Partington and Roger Façade were a massive help so it was an invaluable few days.
“My first day on set was shooting a huge action sequence from Episode 2, so I got thrown in right at the deep end! But I enjoy filming those scenes; they are so much fun and get your adrenaline pumping.”
Kenya is a complicated and volatile posting – one which Michelle Keegan’s character Georgie is finding full of surprises that will challenge her professionally in unexpected ways, and which will change her personal life forever.
The previous story centred on medic Molly Dawes, played by Lacey Turner, as she completed her training with the Royal Army Medical Corps and embarked on her first-ever deployment as a serving medic in Afghanistan. Now Lacey’s a bit busy in Eastenders Michelle gets the chance to partner up with lovely Luke!
Don’t miss it every Wednesday on BBC One at 9pm.
Photos: BBC/ Coco Van Oppens and BBC/Ben Marshall