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Josh Hartnett

 
played Ethan Chandler in Penny Dreadful

than served in the Indian Wars against the Western Indians in the U.S., and killed hundreds of men. After some undisclosed crime that he committed in the U.S., Ethan joined a traveling Wild West show and traveled to England, where he enhances his resume with tall tales of fighting with General Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

While in London, Vanessa approached Ethan and offered him employment with Sir Malcolm, performing necessary "night work." Ethan is subject to blackouts, and after one such instance he found himself at the docks. He took a room and made the acquaintance of Brona Craft, a prostitute dying of consumption. Ethan has sworn that she will not die alone and has taken work with Malcolm to pay for Brona's medicine.

Ethan is a talented athlete and expert marksman, with both a rifle or a revolver. He has an affinity for wolves, able to calm them with a touch, and is confident that he is resistant to disease such as consumption. It is revealed in the season 1 finale that he can transform into a man-like werewolf, although whether this ability is under his control or dependent on the full moon is not known.
 
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