Merlin: The Cast Beyond the Show

To celebrate the syndication of the beloved BBC show on SyFy, here’s a look at what some of the programme’s stars have been up to since the magic ended in 2012. Colin Morgan Playing our Protagonist, Merlin, for four years Morgan has since ditched the hair but not his flare for period pieces; with supporting … >

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‘Merlin’ and ‘Mr Selfridge’ stars lead new stage production of ‘Gaslight’

Gaslight, one of the greatest thrillers of all time, arrives in Brighton next month. The new production returns to UK theatres starring Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge), Rupert Young (Merlin) and Keith Allen (Robin Hood). Tointon plays Bella Manningham, the character famously played by Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1944 movie adaptation. Gaslight visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday … >

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5 of the best one-off characters in ‘Merlin’

Merlin’s ensemble cast was brilliant – each actor was nothing like any other adaption of their character. As the writers say in the DVD extras, two strong actors were needed who had already got a big reputation as a foundation for the story, which ended up being Richard Wilson as Gaius and Anthony Head as … >

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Bad news for ‘Merlin’ fans still hoping for a revival

This Christmas will mark exactly four years since the final episode of Merlin aired on BBC One. After five seasons and 65 episodes, the fantasy drama series came to an end on 24 December 2012. Fans haven’t given up hope of a revival, however, despite the death of one of the show’s main characters in the … >

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‘Merlin’ star joins cast of ‘Supergirl’

Katie McGrath has been cast in a recurring role on Supergirl. The American superhero action-adventure drama launched on CBS in October 2015 and will move to The CW for its second season this autumn. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. McGrath will play Lex Luthor’s sister, Lena Luthor, … >

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Interview: Colin Morgan chats about BBC One’s ‘The Living And The Dead’

Merlin star Colin Morgan leads the cast of BBC One’s new supernatural drama, The Living and the Dead. From the creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, the six-part series is directed by Alice Troughton (Merlin, In the Flesh) and co-stars Charlotte Spencer (Glue). Somerset 1894. When a pioneering Victorian psychologist and his vivacious young wife are brought back to the … >

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‘Merlin’ team’s new E4 drama ‘Crazyhead’ begins filming

E4 has announced the cast for its new comedy-horror series from the makers of Merlin. Created by Misfits writer Howard Overman, who also created BBC One’s short-lived Atlantis and wrote many episode of Merlin, Crazyhead will be broadcast in the UK exclusively on E4, with Netflix streaming the series around the rest of the world. The six-part series began filming … >

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‘Merlin’ star wants to know what the f*** you’ve done

British actor Nathaniel Parker is helping to promote a new provocative online video campaign. The clips on Facebook and YouTube are a call-to-action for international volunteer-based building charity Mellon Educate’s pioneering seven day school-building programme. Parker, who played Agravaine in BBC One’s Merlin, uses grains of sand in the ad to demonsrate how many hours … >

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‘Merlin’ best episodes countdown: ‘Lady of the Lake’ is #9

Season 2’s ninth episode, ‘Lady of the Lake’, is at number nine in our list of the Top 10 Merlin episodes. This episode was one of extreme rarity; Merlin finds love! The main adventure was the arrival of a mysterious girl, Freya, who had been captured by villainous bounty hunter, Heilig. His brutal ways led … >

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