After two seasons
existing off-screen, what, even, do we expect when Prince John shows up in the flesh
in Season 3 episode 6?
Well, chances are it
wasn’t this preening, needy psychopath who is starved for love
and in search of
villages to torch.
He plays Guy and the Sheriff off each other.
He falls for a
scheme that makes him believe he has the power to miraculously heal.
Generally speaking, he is The Worst.
And it’s awesome.
Who They Are Now
originally known for his Shakespearean and other stage roles (such as Orsino, below),
as well as for
being the very promising son of Professor McGonagall/Dowager Countess of
Grantham and lauded British thespian Robert Stephens, had been in film and on
stage and radio for years before coming to Robin
Hood. Heck, he had even played a Bond villain in Die Another Day. (Yes, that’s Madonna. Toby has worked with everyone, and their cousin as well.)
He continued for several
years to bounce around various television properties, primarily mysteries,
including becoming the main character on 2012’s Vexed as Detective Inspector Jack Armstrong,
but in 2014 found what
well might prove his seminal small screen role, that of Captain Flint in Starz’s Black Sails. (*bloody gif provided expressly to feed @interestinggin‘s bulletproof kinks)
In 2015, he appeared in
the well-received And Then There Were
None Agatha Christie mini-series.
His ability to grow a wide variety of facial hair will always keep him employed in period pieces.
He is currently working
on a Lost in Space series for Netflix, as John