As one of the greatest literary leaders of all time, King Arthur’s exploits are legendary. With the wise and powerful Merlin and his trusted Knights of the Round Table by his side, Arthur was able to save Briton from the Saxons and create a far-reaching empire.
The Arthurian legend is among the most well-known and beloved in history, and it comes as no surprise to see so many actors donning Excalibur and taking on the iconic role of Arthur Pendragon. Which Arthur actor is your favorite? Whether you prefer Nigel Terry’s stoic role in the 1981 epic Excalibur, Bradley James' take in the BBC show Merlin, Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, or think Sean Connery made the best King Arthur in Last Knight, make your voice heard below.
Vote up the best King Arthur actor to see who truly is the rightful heir to the throne.
Sean Connery played an aging King Arthur in 1995's Last Knight. Richard Gere played Lancelot.
Birthplace: Fountainbridge, United Kingdom
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William Farnum played King Arthur in 1931's A Connecticut Yankee. It was the first sound adaptation of Mark Twain's famous novel.
Age: Died at 77 (1876-1953)
Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts
Cedric Hardwicke played King Arthur in the 1949 musical A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Age: Dec. at 71 (1893-1964)
Birthplace: Lye, United Kingdom
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Richard Harris played King Arthur in 1967's Camelot, which was adapted from a Broadway musical.
Age: Dec. at 72 (1930-2002)
Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland