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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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Angel Coulby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, The Visit, Merlin: Secrets and Magic
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.
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Anthony Stewart Head is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Merlin Cast List
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain
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 ...more
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Emilia Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, Pride and Prejudice, Silent Witness
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
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Asa Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Merlin Cast List
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 ...more
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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Merlin Cast List
Miami Vice, Absolutely Fabulous, Merlin
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
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Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Merlin Cast List
The Tracey Ullman Show, Merlin, Napoléon
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
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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, Jesus of Nazareth, Roots: The Next Generations
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 ...more
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Jason Done is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, Waterloo Road, Where the Heart Is
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 ...more
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Jeremy Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, Hollyoaks, Holby City
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 ...more
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John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, Brideshead Revisited, Scarlett
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 ...more
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Eve Myles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Merlin Cast List
Eve Myles Torchwood, Little Dorrit, Torchwood Declassified
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 ...more
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John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, I, Claudius
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 ...more
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Holliday Grainger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Merlin Cast List
The Borgias, M.I. High, The Royal
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
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Lena Headey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Merlin Cast List
Game of Thrones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Merlin
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
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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Merlin Cast List
Damages, Merlin, SCTV Channel
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 ...more
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Miranda Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Merlin Cast List
The Black Adder, Merlin, Rubicon
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
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Nathaniel Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, Bleak House, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
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 ...more
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Richard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, One Foot in the Grave, Only When I Laugh
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 ...more
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Rutger Hauer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Merlin Cast List
Merlin, The 10th Kingdom, Floris
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 ...more
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Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Merlin Cast List
Alcatraz, The Tudors, Merlin
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
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Santiago Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Merlin Cast List
Santiago Cabrera Heroes, Merlin, Alcatraz
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 ...more
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Colin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Merlin Cast List
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 ...more
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Tom Hooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Merlin Cast List
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 ...more
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Bradley James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Merlin Cast List
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.
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Michelle Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Merlin Cast List
EastEnders, Bionic Woman, Jekyll
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