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Who plays Eskel in The Witcher? Basil Eidenbenz Instagram, age & more

Bruno Cooke September 28, 2020
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Who is Basil Eidenbenz, Instagram sensation and rising actor? Netflix hit series The Witcher has just recast the role of Eskel to Swiss newcomer Basil Eidenbenz. Thue Ersted Rasmussen exited the production due to rescheduling because of covid-19 and fans are going gaga over his replacement.

Who is Basil Eidenbenz?

26-year-old Eidenbenz trained in London’s Giles Foreman Centre For Acting, graduating in 2013. With just 13 screen credits to his name, he’s a relative newcomer to the world of TV and film. But he’s been busy rubbing shoulders with the likes of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, 2018) and Christopher Menaul (Prime Suspect, 1991).

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At 6ft 1in, the blond-haired, blue-eyed thespian is primed to become a regular TV heartthrob. He also knows how to sport a moustache and Victorian lady’s garb. View more Eidenbenz on his Instagram page, and stay tuned to find out about upcoming shows.

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Eskel in Netflix’s The Witcher

Season two of The Witcher paused production in March this year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It was one of the first major UK television productions to do so. It resumed filming on 17 August but rescheduling meant previous cast member Thue Ersted Rasmussen was unable to continue with the show.

Rasmussen described the decision to exit the show as “heartbreaking”, but added he felt “grateful” for the days he spent on set. He also wished the production the “best of luck”.

The show is based on a book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich adapted the book series for the screen – with great success. It was Netflix’s second most-watched series of 2019 – but fans will have to wait until 2021 for season two.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.