BAFTAs: Peter Capaldi Teases Part in ‘Musketeers,’ Romola Garai Reminisces on ‘The Hour’

Former 'Hour' co-stars Peter Capaldi, Romola Garai at the BAFTA TV Awards in London, May 12, 2013. (Photos: Rex Features via AP)

Former ‘Hour’ co-stars Peter Capaldi, Romola Garai at the BAFTA TV Awards in London, May 12, 2013. (Photos: Rex Features via AP)

The 1950s-set newsroom drama The Hour may have come to a close, but stars Peter Capaldi and Romola Garai were both out in support of the critically beloved saga at the BAFTA TV Awards in London yesterday (May 12). Capaldi was a double nominee, receiving nods for both The Hour and the profane political comedy The Thick Of It. In his red carpet interview with Anglophenia’s Alan Moloney, the British actor discusses his upcoming fantasy film Maleficent opposite Angelina Jolie and the prospect of a one-off special for the dearly departed Hour. And if you’re wondering about that acicular goatee, he’s appearing as Richelieu in BBC AMERICA’s new action drama The Musketeers, set for a 2014 premiere:

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Meanwhile, Garai, who gave birth to her first child in March, was a presenter at the BAFTAs and chatted a bit about The Hour, where creator Abi Morgan might have taken the series next, and the possibility of a special:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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