Merlin (1998-2006)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1998-04-25

Runtime: 1 hour

Rating(s): 7.1 / 82% / 73%

Genre(s): Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Language(s): English, French, German


Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a story that covers not only the rise and fall of Camelot but also the phase in the legendary history of Britain that precedes it. The film deviates from more traditional versions of the legend, notably by including new characters such as Queen Mab and by keeping Merlin through the whole reign of King Arthur over Britain. The film was followed by a sequel in 2006, Merlin's Apprentice, which was more loosely connected with traditional Arthurian legend.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 4
Season 1 4
Specials 4
Cast 25
Paul Curran - Arthur
Lena Headey - Guinevere
Jeremy Sheffield - Lancelot
Mark Jax - Uther
John McEnery - Lord Ardente
Thomas Lockyer - Cornwall
Jason Done - Mordred
Billie Whitelaw - Ambrosia
Daniel Brocklebank - Young Merlin
Rutger Hauer - King Vortingern
Miranda Richardson - Lady of the Lake / Mab
Isabella Rossellini - Nimue
Helena Bonham Carter - Morgan le Fay
John Gielgud - King Constant
Sam Neill - Merlin
Martin Short - Frik
James Earl Jones - Rock of Ages
Roger Ashton-Griffiths - Sir Boris
Nicholas Clay - Lord Leo
Christian Simpson - Vortigern's Guard
Sebastian Roché - Gawain
Timothy Bateson - Father Abbot
Vernon Dobtcheff - 1st Physician
Joseph Mawle - Village Man (uncredited)
Agnieszka Koson - Young Nimue
Production 3
Dyson Lovell - Producer
Robert Halmi Sr. - Executive Producer
Chris Thompson - Producer
Network 1

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