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Merlin 

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1998)
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Legendary wizard Merlin 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 ...  Sir Gilbert 2 episodes, 1998
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 ( Paul Curran ), this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin ( Sam Neill ). 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 (Lena Headey). Merlin and Arthur are menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey (Helena Bonham Carter), her son by Arthur, Mordred (Jason Done), 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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Trivia

Isabella Rossellini's voice was dubbed over Agnieszka Koson's for young Nimue. See more »

Goofs

Queen Mab dates to Shakespeare's time, she is not connected to the Arthurian Myths. See more »

Quotes

Merlin: You killed her.
Queen Mab: No, I didn't. I only let her die.
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Alternate Versions

The televised version has scenes that are not on the video version and viceversa. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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Visual Treats Galore!
29 May 2001 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

Growing up watching the "Hallmark Hall Of Fame" TV movies, I was very surprised by the time and expense that obviously went into this Hallmark production. Odd camera angles, wonderful effects, brilliant color all add to this magical story. Any director facing such a lush story as this with just a limited amount of time has to make cuts here and adjustments there to make the story have some sense. The first half of the movie concerns the birth and growth of Merlin, ther second half with the birth and growth of Arthur. The friendship between Merlin and Arthur really does come across in a way that few "King Arthur" movies have shown. The casting of major celebrities in this movie were all on the money, Martin Short is surprisingly good in his role as Flick, Queen Mab's servant, a creature that lives outside of time. You see him suddenly switching costumes and accents as he does various things. The role reminde me loosely of Tony Randall in "Seven Faces Of Dr. Lao". Very much recommended if you are a fan of Arthurian fantasy or just like a good epic.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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