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06 December 2014 @ 10:54 pm
Hello and Welcome to merlincastnews - a new source on LJ for learning and sharing news of the cast's current projects and accomplishments.

Our Goals:
• Share information, updates, or news on the BBC Merlin cast, including news about new projects, interviews, new photos, etc.
• Maintain searchable tags and a helpful archive of news.
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17 February 2017 @ 02:52 pm
According to this interview, http://www.cineroom.co.uk/the-features/chat-with-theo-stevenson-rosie-day-for-butterfly-kisses-berlinale67, they will be filming series 3 of Humans this summer.

Theo Stevenson who played Toby was one of the ones being interviewed.

ARP: I’m sorry Theo, but I can’t do this interview and not ask about a third series of Humans, is there anything you can reveal?
STEVENSON: We are shooting the third series this summer and I can’t wait! I’m very excited to read the scripts soon.

No more info on whether Colin's character, Leo, will return or not.

Thanks to rocknvaughn for the head's-up.
 
 
27 January 2017 @ 08:59 pm
According to various outlets, John Hurt has died at the age of 77.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4166046/Actor-John-Hurt-dies-cancer-aged-77.html

http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a820008/doctor-who-alien-star-john-hurt-dies/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/john-hurt-dead-elephant-man-alien-harry-potter-actor-dies-cancer-aged-77-a7550561.html

Sir John Hurt - one of the defining actors of his generation - has reportedly died. He was 77.

The Doctor Who and Alien star passed away on Friday (January 27) after battling pancreatic cancer in the last few years of his life, according to The Mirror. He'd celebrated his birthday on January 22.

A near-ubiquitous presence on TV, film and the stage across six decades, Sir John earned four BAFTAs, a Golden Globe and was nominated twice for an Academy Award.

Sir John's many memorable movie roles over the years include voicing Aragorn in the original animated Lord of the Rings movie, the reluctant rebel Winston in 1984, an oppressive dictator in V for Vendetta and the wand-maker Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter movie series.

He reached an entirely new generation of fans as the lost War Doctor in Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor', a role which he reprised for a series of Big Finish audio dramas.

 
 
 
12 January 2017 @ 02:27 pm
Colin Morgan’s “ The Laughing King “ will be shown at the British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin.

The Laughing King (Drama), R.: Lindy Heymann,15:52 Min.
Final destination Blackpool. A young man tries to find ways out of his despair in the English coastal city.

Anniversary Edition: 10th British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin!

200 films in seven days! British Shorts is once more back in 2017 to present the most exciting, funniest, strangest and most thrilling short films from the home of dirty weather – drama, comedy, thriller, animation, experimentals, docs, horror, science fiction and music videos straight from Great Britain and Ireland. We're looking forward to loads of short films, a 48 hour film project, concerts, parties, talks, an exhibition, retrospective screenings and an open screening at four venues in Berlin. And again the best short films will be awarded!

http://www.britishshorts.de/indexEN.html

Thanks to brolinskeep and muche007 for the head's up.
 
 
 
Short video interview with Bradley about Underworld: Blood Wars. Slight spoilers (sort of). Filmed in Prague in late 2015.


From Bradley's twitter on 8 January 2017.

 
 
08 January 2017 @ 09:32 am
Bradley James is in New York City this weekend. I don't know why but he posted a picture on twitter.

Source: @BradleyJames (Twitter)
Tweet: Sorry guys. On a mission. Absolutely cannot divulge where I've landed. Super top secret. https://twitter.com/BradleyJames/status/817711236808867840


In other news,
In Too Fab magazine, Theo James (the lead) said this about the next Underworld movie:

Theo James: I think David's storyline is done. I think his arc has been fully realized. I think now is the time for the new characters that have been introduced to the story to take the helm, mainly Bradley James, who will be the next lead.

However, Sony denies it.

Bradley James appears as the villainous Varga in the new film, but Sony told us Theo's suggestion of him taking over the franchise is "not true."

So take that with a grain of salt.

 
 
Short interview with Bradley about his role in Underworld: Blood Wars: - Bradley James On How Covens Misjudged The Lycans . (SPOILERS). Originally posted at Yahoo.com
 
 
21 December 2016 @ 01:42 pm
Scifinow.co.uk was able to snag an interview with our own Sir Gwaine while he was promoting Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. What he had to say was interesting at the very least. https://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/merlins-eoin-macken-gwaine-isnt-dead/



“I don’t think Gwaine actually died, that’s my opinion on it.” Is Eoin Macken’s answer when we ask him what it felt like to ruin Christmas for millions of Merlin fans worldwide in 2012. (For those not in the know, a whole string of the big characters died within a couple of minutes of each other mere hours before Santa was due to come down the chimney.) Four years on, and, honestly, we’re still not over it.
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Oh, Eoin. He's something else, he is. I wish he was serious but I think he's just having us on. Anyway, it made me grin to think of all the possibilities.
 
 
Tomiwa Edun is in the Doctor Who Christmas special this year, The Return of Doctor Mysterio. He plays Mr. Brock.

It airs at 5.45pm on Sunday 25 December on BBC One.

http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/previews/10-things-we-learned-at-the-launch-of-this-years-doctor-who-christmas-special?platform=hootsuite