Merlin


Release Date: 26th April 1998
Director: Steve Barron
Writer: Peter Barnes, Edward Khmara & David Stevens
Producer: Dyson Lovell
Executive Producer: Robert Halmi Sr.

Runtime: 3hrs 02mins
Language: English

Synopsis

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 Fay, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate.

Cast

Sam Neill…as Merlin
Helena Bonham Carter…as Morgan Le Fay
John Gielgud…as King Constant
Rutger Hauer…as King Vortigern
James Earl Jones…as Mountain King
Miranda Richardson…as Queen Mab / Lady of the Lake

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Awards

Nominated
1998: Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
1998: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film