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Why Sergeant Yure From Shadow And Bone Looks So Familiar

Netflix has more than enough hotly anticipated shows to keep audiences busy, especially bingers in the mood for adaptations. If you want a gritty superhero series based on an award-winning graphic novel, there's "Jupiter's Legacy," and if you are in the mood for a fictional anime about a very real black samurai, there's "Yasuke." But before you can stream those shows, you will probably want to watch "Shadow and Bone."

Based on the book of the same name, "Shadow and Bone" takes place in the fictional Russia-like country of Ravka, which is split in two by a swath of darkness home to vicious winged predators. The series' characters are portrayed by actors you might recognize but whose names and past credits you may not be able to remember. One such example is the character Sergeant Yure. Perhaps you can't identify his actor, Jim High, but rest assured that "Shadow and Bone" isn't his first rodeo. Here's where you've seen him before.

Greater than the sum of his bit parts

The key to shooting a crowd scene is, well, a crowd. Virtually every-live action show and movie features segments where some actors only serve as window dressing. Whether they get a speaking part or just enter stage right before immediately exiting stage left, the characters these extras play usually aren't important enough to have full names. Between his larger roles, Jim High has played a number of background characters — though his onscreen presence has always been commanding.

High played the role of "Auctioneer" in the "Missing" episode "Ice Queen," and he was also "US Sailor 2" in the 2018 German series "Das Boot," a sequel to the 1981 film of the same name. "Snowpiercer" fans may remember seeing High as "Soldier 1" in the 2013 film, his first big movie gig.

Some of High's other smaller roles include named characters in one-off appearances — like Gentile Di Viterbo in the "Borgia" episode "Legitimacy," and Enslow Carver in the "12 Monkeys" episode "Thief."

Jim High played Ulric in Knightfall

Jim High's first major role was Adam Cole in "2020: The Series," released in 2013, but his first breakout character was as Ulric in "Knightfall," which ran from 2017 to 2019. No, not the movie "Batman: Knightfall" – the historical fiction series "Knightfall," which chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Knights Templar.

Despite's Ulric's plot relevance, his time in "Knightfall" is anything but glorious. Once a Templar from Paris, he traveled to the Chartres Temple after the French army claimed his previous temple. During his stay at Chartres, Ulric is among those who voted to reinstate Landry du Lauzon (Tom Cullen) into templarhood. However, Ulric isn't long for the world — or the show — as the French army captures him after the group assaults the Chartres Temple. Ulric is one of the many Templars that Pope Clement V (Stephen Fewell) sentences to burn at the stake.

In Carnival Row, Jim High is Fergus

"Carnival Row" is an underrated fantasy series that places humans and mythical humanoids (called "fae") not quite side-by-side in Victorian London. While concrete details on what might happen in the second season of the series are about as scarce as a fae in the real world, filming has wrapped, so audiences are naturally curious which characters will return. The main deuteragonists Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) are basically guaranteed, as are major side characters such as Agreus Astrayon (David Gyasi). And where Agreus goes, Fergus (Jim High) isn't far behind.

In "Carnival Row," Fergus is Agreus' loyal — if somewhat timid — servant. Even though he's a subservient butler to a fae (usually it would be the other way around in the world of "Carnival Row"), Fergus is far more knowledgeable than most people of his position, and far more informed than Agreus would care to admit. After all, Fergus tells Agreus that Imogen Spurnrose (Tamzin Merchant) invited Agreus for tea because her brother Ezra (Andrew Gower) is looking for a loan. More importantly, Fergus knows that Agreus' budding relationship with Imogen is a poorly kept secret that will probably blow up in their faces. While Agreus is confident he can handle the fallout, Fergus reminds him that Imogen probably can't.

Beyond "Carnival Row," Jim High has also appeared as Agent Smith in "The Sleepers," Grey Rider in "The Letter for the King," Sergeant Gillespie in "Shadowplay," and Crimson Doctor in "Tribes of Europa."