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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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    Angel Coulby

    Merlin, The Visit
    Angel Leonie Coulby (born 30 August 1980) is a British actress. She is best known for...  more
  • 2

    Anthony Stewart Head

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin
    Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954) is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame...  more
  • 3

    Emilia Fox

    Merlin, Pride and Prejudice
    Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox (born 31 July 1974) is an English actress whose film debut was in...  more
  • 4
    Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (born 1 April 1997) is an English actor. He began his...  more
  • 5

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Miami Vice, Absolutely Fabulous
    Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in...  more
  • 6

    Isabella Rossellini

    The Tracey Ullman Show, Merlin
    Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress,...  more
  • 7

    James Earl Jones

    Merlin, Jesus of Nazareth
    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more...  more
  • 8

    Jason Done

    Merlin, Waterloo Road
    Jason Done (born 5 April 1973) is an English actor who appeared as Mordred in the 1998 TV...  more
  • 9

    Jeremy Sheffield

    Merlin, Hollyoaks
    Jeremy Sheffield (born 17 March 1966) is a British actor and former professional ballet dancer...  more
  • 10

    John Gielgud

    Merlin, Brideshead Revisited
    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and...  more
  • 11

    Eve Myles

    Torchwood, Little Dorrit
    Eve Myles (born 26 July 1978) is a Welsh actress from Ystradgynlais. She graduated from the...  more
  • 12

    John Hurt

    Merlin, I
    Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career...  more
  • 13

    Holliday Grainger

    The Borgias, M.I. High
    Holliday Clark Grainger (born 27 March 1988), also credited as Holly Grainger, is an English...  more
  • 14

    Lena Headey

    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...  more
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    Martin Short

    Damages, Merlin
    Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice...  more
  • 16

    Miranda Richardson

    The Black Adder, Merlin
    Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an English actress. She made her film debut...  more
  • 17

    Nathaniel Parker

    Merlin, Bleak House
    Nathaniel Parker (born 18 May 1962) is an English stage and screen actor best known for...  more
  • 18

    Richard Wilson

    Merlin, One Foot in the Grave
    Richard Wilson (born Iain Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre...  more
  • 19

    Rutger Hauer

    Merlin, The 10th Kingdom
    Rutger Oelsen Hauer (Dutch: [ˈrɵtxər ˈulsə(n) ˈɦʌuər]; 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019) was a...  more
  • 20

    Sam Neill

    Alcatraz, The Tudors
    Nigel John Dermot Neill (born 14 September 1947), known professionally as Sam Neill, is a...  more
  • 21

    Santiago Cabrera

    Heroes, Merlin
    Santiago Cabrera (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo kaˈβɾeɾa]; born 5 May 1978) is a...  more
  • 22

    Colin Morgan

    Merlin, Merlin: Secrets and Magic
    Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for playing...  more
  • 23
    Thomas George Hooper (born 5 October 1972) is a British-Australian film and television...  more
  • 24

    Bradley James

    Merlin, Merlin: Secrets and Magic
    Bradley James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor best known for portraying Arthur...  more
  • 25

    Michelle Ryan

    EastEnders, Bionic Woman
    Michelle Claire Ryan (born 22 April 1984) is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the...  more