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Merlin 

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1998)
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sam Neill ...  Merlin 2 episodes, 1998
Helena Bonham Carter ...  Morgan Le Fey 2 episodes, 1998
John Gielgud ...  King Constant 2 episodes, 1998
Rutger Hauer ...  King Vortigern 2 episodes, 1998
James Earl Jones ...  Mountain King 2 episodes, 1998
Miranda Richardson ...  Lady of the Lake / ... 2 episodes, 1998
Isabella Rossellini ...  Nimue 2 episodes, 1998
Martin Short ...  Frik 2 episodes, 1998
Paul Curran ...  Arthur 2 episodes, 1998
Lena Headey ...  Guinevere 2 episodes, 1998
Jeremy Sheffield ...  Lancelot 2 episodes, 1998
Mark Jax Mark Jax ...  Uther 2 episodes, 1998
John McEnery ...  Lord Ardente 2 episodes, 1998
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ...  Cornwall 2 episodes, 1998
Jason Done ...  Mordred 2 episodes, 1998
Billie Whitelaw ...  Ambrosia 2 episodes, 1998
Daniel Brocklebank ...  Young Merlin 2 episodes, 1998
Agnieszka Koson Agnieszka Koson ...  Young Nimue 2 episodes, 1998
Emma Lewis Emma Lewis ...  Elissa 2 episodes, 1998
Justin Girdler Justin Girdler ...  Young Galahad 2 episodes, 1998
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  Sir Boris 2 episodes, 1998
Nicholas Clay ...  Lord Leo 2 episodes, 1998
Sebastian Roché ...  Gawin 2 episodes, 1998
Rachel de Thame Rachel de Thame ...  Lady Igraine 2 episodes, 1998
John Turner ...  Lord Lot 2 episodes, 1998
Keith Baxter ...  Sir Hector 2 episodes, 1998
Janine Eser ...  Lady Elaine 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Woodthorpe ...  Soothsayer 2 episodes, 1998
Robert Addie Robert Addie ...  Sir Gilbert 2 episodes, 1998
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ...  Sir Egbert 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Benson ...  1st Architect 2 episodes, 1998
John Tordoff John Tordoff ...  New Architect 2 episodes, 1998
Timothy Bateson ...  Father Abbot 2 episodes, 1998
Alice Hamilton Alice Hamilton ...  Young Morgan 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Eyre ...  Chief Physician 2 episodes, 1998
Vernon Dobtcheff ...  1st Physician 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Bayliss ...  2nd Physician 2 episodes, 1998
Talula Sheppard Talula Sheppard ...  Lady Friend 2 episodes, 1998
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The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Imagine a world where dreams come true...and magic is real. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merlin See more »

Filming Locations:

Anglesey, Wales, UK See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nickolas Grace and Robert Addie, best known for their roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood (1984), have a cameo scene together in this mini-series, a nod to fans of the beloved 1980s fantasy show. See more »

Goofs

Every actor playing Merlin at different life stages has a different eye color. Baby Merlin has dark brown eyes; teen Merlin has unnaturally bright blue ones; adult Merlin has normal blue; and elderly Merlin has brown again. See more »

Quotes

Merlin: How are you Frik?
Frik: Over-worked and under-paid, how terribly sweet of you to inquire.
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The televised version has scenes that are not on the video version and viceversa. See more »

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Mabs Voice: a Richardson speciality
2 March 2007 | by chasbozSee all my reviews

An entertaining and idiosyncratic adaption of the fable.

I thought though I would enter this information about this movie into the record while I still remember it.

At the time of the film's first showing on British television, the Guardian's TV critic described Marianda Richardson's Queen Mab as a cross between "Siouxsie Sioux and the Grim Reaper".

Richardson herself said she wanted to project menace through her voice while keeping her volume down to almost a whisper; a cold rasp in fact, like a poorly oiled door hinge.

Whatever it was, her portrayal was wonderful to behold and altogether priceless.


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