The programme was conceived by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps. :D. I don't agree, I think Morgana seems to be older than Arthur. When Uther’s wife Ygraine could not conceive an heir to the throne of Camelot, Uther struck a bargain with the High Priestess, Nimueh, which would allow her to conceive. 1 [DVD] [2009] ...", "Merlin – series 2 vol. It is soon revealed that he had been injured during his escape becomes sick from infection as a result. its really hard to guess da ages>>bt i guess dat merlin is may be 20.>>>arthur- 22...gwen-21.nd morgana may be 21, I think that morgana is older than arthur why else would she say she's the rightful hier. Arthur wont be 22 he will be 23 because series 3 is a year after 2. Merlin ended its 5-year run in 2012. Join now. [57] In early October 2012 MovieScore Media released the soundtrack from the third and fourth series along with that from the start of the fifth series. Sign in with one of these options: Cookies help us bring you Fanpop. I also saw the interview in which they said Morgana was the eldest and Merlin being the youngest. Dragons had a special bond with the Dragonlords, men who possessed the ability to talk to, tame, and control them. Gwen she seems very mature, she could be 21 or older. Merlin was a British fantasy-adventure drama television programme starring Bradley James as Prince Arthur and Colin Morgan as Merlin. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Merlin is confused on how to deal with … [53] Merlin composer Robert Lane was nominated for Best Original Score for Television for the 10th annual Movie Music UK Awards (2008),[54] the 8th edition GoldSpirit Awards (2008),[55][56] and the 5th annual International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards (2008). When Merlin meets Arthur, Merlin believes that he is an arrogant bully and Arthur (Bradley James), likewise, has a less than stellar opinion of Merlin. Merlin is an entity that just manifests with no real connections to a family to a previous childhood. Merlin was born to Hunith and Balinor in Ealdor, a small outlying village in the kingdom of Essetir. The age of Merlin, Arthur, Morgana and Gwen. you mean like he played Dragoon the Great XD, A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News. He obviusly didn´t know that Hunith was pregnant when he left, so Merlin can´t be more than 19 years old when the series start. The dragons were hunted nearly to extinction during the Great Purge. In this swords-'n'-sorcery series, Merlin is young and untrained, King Uther Pendragon is something of a despot, practicing magic is a crime punishable by death, and Prince Arthur is a spoiled bully. [2] Doctor Who's chief writer Russell T Davies had been an important influence on the tone and style of Merlin. Plot Edit. [8] On 5 September 2010, BFI Southbank in London previewed Episodes 1 and 2 of series 3 for its September Film Funday programme. As intended, he had Arthur see him "plant" a pouch, before he tried to escape but was captured by the Knights of Camelot. How old is Merlin… Duration: 0:31. In 2015, James was cast as a villain in Underworld: Blood Wars. But they do say that Morgana can take the throne... what about that??? Title: Merlin (2008–2012) 7.9 /10. 1 Summary 2 Powers and Stats 3 Gallery 4 Others Morgause was the eldest daughter of Vivienne - who was also the mother of Morgana, thus making Morgause and Morgana maternal half-sisters. It doesn't seem all that long since BBC AMERICA's Merlin came to an end, but in actuality it's been three years. Artur is now 22, because in first series he was 21, I strongly believe Merlin and Arthur are the same age - 20-21. It débuts in the tenth episode of the third series. In April 2008, United States broadcasting rights were purchased by NBC,[19] where it was shown on Sundays at 8 pm (EST), starting 21 June 2009. When Merlin needed to save his best friend, Gwen from being killed, he took on the appearance of Dragoon the Great. And this makes them around 25 now, in the 4th season. All five series are available on DVD (and some on Blu-ray) in North America. "[12] In UK, the fourth series began on Saturday 1 October 2011. RELATED: 10 Fantasy Shows If You Like Outlander. [3] The Shine version of the project was put into development in late 2006, commissioned by Controller of BBC One Peter Fincham and BBC Head of Fiction Jane Tranter, with Fincham keen on having more series on his channel which embodied "three generation TV – that's TV you can watch with your grandparents and children. Upon seeing his wax work, Morgan said, "Little did I think that when I visited Madame Tussauds as a kid that I would have the honour of having the same fantastic team making a wax figure of myself. [23] It was later announced the series would air after WWE SmackDown beginning 7 January 2011 at 10 pm (9 pm Central). Morgana was born after Arthur, Uther said so when he told Gaius about his affair with Vivienne, so that would make her more Merlin's age, 25 or 24 and I believe Gwen is of their peerage as well. I'd had probably said Merlin was around 18 when he came to Camelot, but that just my opinion. In 2012, it was announced officially that perhaps the fifth season was its last installment, which started with a two-part finale. [14] Series 5 started broadcasting on 6 October 2012. Create a new Fanpop account! 13 episodes were ordered. As the series start with the 20th anniversary of inprisoning the dragon, it means Merlin wasn´t born or "made" yet. Photograph: Nick Briggs/BBC/Shine Ben … I reckon that Arthur is the oldest because he's so protect over the others, like an older brother. Homepage. Sadly, the show ended Christmas Eve in 2012 after five thirteen-episode seasons. Arthur grows from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends, while Merlin develops into his colossal role as a magician helping to found the powerful Camelot. Not yet registered? I think Merlin is maybe 20 and so is Arthur. I found out! According to Gaius, dragons were once close allies with Trolls (Beauty and the Beast). "[3], The series went into production in March 2008,[4] with filming in Wales and France (at the Château de Pierrefonds). It was shown in the United States on NBC, though it later moved to the cable network Syfy. Merlin eventually becomes close friends with Arthur, and another servant named Guinevere (Angel Coulby). [28][29] In Australia "The Complete Collection" boxset (23-Discs, Seasons 1-5) was released on May 13, 2015.[31]. Syfy aired the third series in early 2011, after the conclusion of the initial broadcast on BBC. Merlin is a reimagining of the legend; in it, the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries, as differentiated from the traditional stories in which Merlin is an older adviser to the young prince/king. After 13 episodes, it ended on December 24, 2012. The druids are being hunted down. In this telling, Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot. Hunith and Merlin's father, Balinor, fell in love but had to flee from Camelot with the assistance of Gaius, the court physician, when the king, Uther Pendragon, persecuted those with magic. By using Fanpop, you agree to our use of cookies. Merlin (Colin Morgan) She was a skilled warrior, a powerful sorceress, a High Priestess of the Old Religion and after the death of Nimueh, she replaced her as Camelot's most dangerous enemy. Merlin (TV Series 2008–2012) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Merlin was born in Ealdor, a small village on the outlying region of King Cenred's kingdom, to his mother, Hunith. The Great Dragon (voice of John Hurt) tells Merlin that he has an important destiny: To protect Uther's son, Arthur, who will return magic to Camelot and unite the land of Albion. Merlin BBC Series 6. Also there are some sexual references in a few episodes but not many. Airing around the Christmas period, it was a family favourite with its weekly episodes that always had a series finale just before Christmas. US broadcaster NBC began airing Merlin on 21 June 2009; but, after a decline in viewers, it was moved to cable network Syfy, where it began broadcasting series 2 on 2 April 2010. Bold/Italics are spells, which hopefully will all be in either Welsh or Old English. [25][26] The series was broadcast in 183 countries [27] and is now streaming on platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Fantasy-drama based on Arthurian legend - Camelot is at the height of its golden age. Probably 18 or 19. HAHA! [2] The BBC had been keen on showing a drama based on the character of Merlin for some time; a year before the Shine series was initiated, writer and producer Chris Chibnall had been developing a project aimed at a BBC One Sunday night slot, but this was ultimately not commissioned. Angel Leonie Coulby (born 30 August 1980) is an English actress in film, television, and theatre. I think right now for season 5 right now Arthur is the oldest and Merlin the Youngest. According to Balinor, Dragonlords and dragons were spiritual brothers and shared a connection of the soul (The Last Dragonlord). I’ve always wonder about the age of the characters in Merlin,As they never really told us in the show, I have try to imagine it myself. I reckon Merlin is two to three years younger than Arthur and Gwen maybe a year younger . He can easily play a 15 year old or a twenty-five year old. Currently airing on Choice TV. ok, so i now know the age of them all, i worked it out (connections), in the first series Merlin was like 16 or 17 :P. My feeling has always been that in the first episode. In the show, it's the opposite. wasn't Arthur 21 in the black knight episode. It began its broadcast on the channel BBC One on 20 September 2008. A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News, How old do you think Merlin, Arthur, Morgana and Gwen are? Famous Birthdays The discovery of a shrine in the woods unearths a haunting secret from Camelot's past. Morgan made his London theatre debut in 2007 as the title character in DBC Pierre 's Vernon God Little. woah...i thought they were all teenagers O.o. ", "Rob Lane: MERLIN Original Television Soundtrack", "Rob Lane & Rohan Stevenson: Merlin: series two original television soundtrack", "Merlin: Series Three (Rob Lane, Rohan Stevenson & James Gosling)", "Merlin: Series Four (Rob Lane, Rohan Stevenson, James Gosling & Michal Pavlicek)", "New Merlin magazine out today in the UK", Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land, Arthur! He appeared to have sent Gaius, who was then the court sorcerer and physician, to the Isle of the Blessed to make a request on his behalf. He comes to aid Arthur and Uther when he is already of old age. I do know that Arthur is twenty. I agree with you all I think they were all in there early 20's, why else would they cast actors who look that age. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Capps and Murphy confirmed on 24 July that BBC had commissioned a fifth series. Its use is punishable by death, forcing Merlin to keep his magical powers secret from everyone in Camelot other than his mentor Gaius. Italics are thoughts. The show was picked up by the BBC in 2006. My sister thought Merlin looked 17ish, and I think Gwen and Morgana look about 20-23. Merlin's Age [Colin Morgan's Age During Filming] Season 1: 16-18 [22] Season 2: 17-19 [23] Season 3: 19-21 [24] Season 4: 21-23 [25] Season 5: 25-27 [26] (More leeway in age than Arthur, but this is the general idea anyways.) The legal age to drink is 21, at least. The wax model cost £150,000, and the entire castle experience was part of a £3 million investment by the Merlin Entertainment Group to promote the show. So Merlin and Morgana are 19 or less. Arthur Pendragon is the deuteragonist of the BBC series Merlin.He was the only child of Uther Pendragon and Ygraine de Bois, the husband of Queen Guinevere, brother-in-law to Sir Elyan, son-in-law to Tom the blacksmith, the half brother of Morgana, the nephew of Tristan de Bois and Agravaine de Bois, and master of the greatest warlock and sorcerer ever, Merlin. [1] The Old English for spells was written by university scholar and medievalist Dr. Mark Faulkner,[6] and later by the script editing team. The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his extremely close relationship with King Arthur, but it differs from traditional versions. [20] This made it the first British drama in over 30 years to be shown on US network television, as opposed to PBS or cable. Well Arthur was coming of age, so 21. and the Square Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table,, Television series based on Arthurian legend, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 November 2020, at 06:27. I always thought that Merlin was younger than Arthur and so was Morgana. Arthur (Bradley James) and Merlin (Colin Morgan) in Merlin: the series' dynamic depends on the future king not realising his servant is a mighty sorcerer. Fun facts: actor, trivia, popularity rankings, and more. But when Uther's actions eventually cause his ward, Morgana (Katie McGrath), to turn against Camelot, Merlin must work together with the Once and Future King (Arthur) to save Albion. The two fell in love, but Uther eventually discovered Balinor's whereabouts and sent men to arrest him. I think Arthur is the oldest of four and I believe he is around 26, seeing he turned 21 and made crown prince in "Excalibur" plus two missing years between series 2 and 3, and series 3 and 4. If we interpret this as Merlin's coming of age (21) in the gap between seasons 3 and 4, then we have the following.