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Merlin Cast List

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Merlin cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Merlin main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Merlin stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Merlin focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Merlin that are on here as well. 

Items on this list include Martin Short and Anthony Stewart Head

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Merlin?" or "Who starred on Merlin?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

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  • 1
    Merlin, The Visit
    Angel Leonie Coulby (born 30 August 1980) is a British actress. She is best known for portraying the character Gwen (Guinevere) in the BBC fantasy series Merlin....  more
  • 2
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin
    Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame in the UK following his role in the Gold Blend couple television advertisements for Nescafé Gold Blend,...  more
  • 3
    Merlin, Pride and Prejudice
    Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox (born 31 July 1974) is an English actress whose film debut was in Roman Polanski's film The Pianist. Her other notable films include the Italian–French–British...  more
  • 4
    Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (born 1 April 1997) is an English actor. He began his acting career at the age of 9 in the television drama After Thomas (2006) and the comedy film Son of Rambow...  more
  • 5
    Miami Vice, Absolutely Fabulous
    Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in both low-budget independent art films and large-scale blockbusters. She was nominated for the Academy...  more
  • 6
    The Tracey Ullman Show, Merlin
    Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian...  more
  • 7
    Merlin, Jesus of Nazareth
    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors...  more
  • 8
    Merlin, Waterloo Road
    Jason Done (born 5 April 1973) is an English actor who appeared as Mordred in the 1998 TV miniseries Merlin, opposite Sam Neill. However he is best known for his role as Stephen Snow in ITV drama...  more
  • 9
    Merlin, Hollyoaks
    Jeremy Sheffield (born 17 March 1966) is a British actor and former professional ballet dancer from Chelmsford, England. He is most noted for his roles in Holby City, Murder in Suburbia and Hollyoaks...  more
  • 10
    Merlin, Brideshead Revisited
    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one...  more
  • 11
    Torchwood, Little Dorrit
    Eve Myles (born 26 July 1978) is a Welsh actress from Ystradgynlais. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000. Later that year, she began portraying Ceri Lewis in the BBC...  more
  • 12
    Merlin, I
    Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All...  more
  • 13
    The Borgias, M.I. High
    Holliday Clark Grainger (born 27 March 1988), also credited as Holly Grainger, is an English screen and stage actress. Some of her prominent roles are Kate Beckett in the BAFTA award-winning...  more
  • 14
    Game of Thrones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Lena Kathren Headey ( LEE-nə HEE-dee; born 3 October 1973) is an English actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister on the HBO drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for...  more
  • 15
    Damages, Merlin
    Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice artist, singer and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live....  more
  • 16
    The Black Adder, Merlin
    Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an English actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger (1985) and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for...  more
  • 17
    Merlin, Bleak House
    Nathaniel Parker (born 18 May 1962) is an English stage and screen actor best known for playing the lead in the BBC crime drama series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and Agravaine de Bois in the...  more
  • 18
    Merlin, One Foot in the Grave
    Richard Wilson (born Iain Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. He played Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave. A later role was...  more
  • 19
    Merlin, The 10th Kingdom
    Rutger Oelsen Hauer (Dutch: [ˈrɵtxər ˈulsə(n) ˈɦʌuər]; 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019) was a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. In 1999, he was named by the Dutch public the Best Dutch Actor...  more
  • 20
    Alcatraz, The Tudors
    Nigel John Dermot Neill (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, is a New Zealand actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard owner. Born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, he...  more
  • 21
    Heroes, Merlin
    Santiago Cabrera (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo kaˈβɾeɾa]; born 5 May 1978) is a Venezuelan-born Chilean-British actor, most known for his roles as the character Isaac Mendez in the television...  more
  • 22
    Merlin, Merlin: Secrets and Magic
    Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Morgan made his London theatre debut in 2007 as the...  more
  • 23
    Thomas George Hooper (born 5 October 1972) is a British-Australian film and television director. Hooper began making short films as a teenager, and had his first professional short, Painted Faces,...  more
  • 24
    Merlin, Merlin: Secrets and Magic
    Bradley James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor best known for portraying Arthur Pendragon in the BBC TV series Merlin....  more
  • 25
    EastEnders, Bionic Woman
    Michelle Claire Ryan (born 22 April 1984) is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2007, she starred in the short-lived American television series Bionic...  more