Merlin

Merlin

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Director: Steven Barron, David Winning, Sam Neill, Isabella Rossellini

Cast: Steven Barron, David Winning, Sam Neill, Isabella Rossellini

     
 

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This four-hour fantasy miniseries, elaborating on the Arthurian legend and filmed in England and Wales, offers a portrait of the wizard Merlin (Sam Neill), following his life as a youth (Daniel Brocklebank) to his later conflicts with the evil Queen Mab (Miranda Richardson) and his love for Nimue (Isabella Rossellini), who is kidnapped by Lord Vortigern (Rutger Hauer)

Overview

This four-hour fantasy miniseries, elaborating on the Arthurian legend and filmed in England and Wales, offers a portrait of the wizard Merlin (Sam Neill), following his life as a youth (Daniel Brocklebank) to his later conflicts with the evil Queen Mab (Miranda Richardson) and his love for Nimue (Isabella Rossellini), who is kidnapped by Lord Vortigern (Rutger Hauer). Amid battles and displays of magic and mysticism (courtesy of London's Framestore and the Jim Henson Creature Shop), Merlin strides the English countryside encountering Excalibur, the unbreakable sword, and a Camelot cast of colorful characters including the morphing manservant Frik (Martin Short), Morgan le Fey (Helena Bonham Carter), King Arthur (Paul Curran), Lancelot (Jeremy Sheffield), and Guinevere (Lena Heady). Premiered April 26, 1998 on NBC.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
UPC:
0707729652533
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
HALLMARK

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Neill Merlin
Isabella Rossellini Nimue
Miranda Richardson Queen Mab / Lady Of The Lake
Martin Short Frik
Rutger Hauer Lord Vortigern
Helena Bonham Carter Morgan Le Fey
John Gielgud King Constant
James Earl Jones Mountain King
Paul Curran King Arthur
Mark Jax King Uther
Jeremy Sheffield Lancelot
Lena Headey Guinevere
Daniel Brocklebank Young Merlin
Billie Whitelaw Ambrosia
Thomas Lockyer Actor
Agnieszka Koson Actor
John Turner Actor
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Actor
Rachel Colover Actor
Sebastian Roche Actor
Keith Baxter Actor
Nicholas Clay Actor
Justin Gurdler Actor
Jason Done Actor
Timothy Bateson Actor
Dilys Lane Actor
Emma Lewis Actor
Talula Sheppard Actor
Peter Benson Actor
Peter Woodthorpe Actor
John Tordoff Actor
Robert Addie Actor
Nickolas Grace Actor
Janine Eser Actor
Alice Hamilton Actor
Jeremy Peters Actor
Joseph Mawle Actor
Peter Eyre Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff Actor
Camilla Oultram Actor
Peter Bayliss Actor
Susan Rayner Actor
Charlotte Church Actor

Technical Credits
Steven Barron Director
David Winning Director
Peter Barnes Screenwriter
Noel Davis Casting
Framestore Special Effects
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Colin Green Editor
Roger Hall Production Designer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Ann Hollowood Costumes/Costume Designer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Sergei Kozlov Cinematographer
Lynn Kressel Casting
Dyson Lovell Producer
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Special Effects
David Stevens Screenwriter

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Merlin 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This video is AWESOME! If you like magic, fairies, nomes, griffins and stuff like that, this is the movie you should watch. And the cool part is at the end when Merlin finds his long-lost girlfriend. My favorite characters in this movie were Merlin and the Lady of the Lake.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had very high expectations for this. There is a very good cast assembled, and the special effects are surprising, but the twisting of the tale is a bit difficult, as well as why on earth Queen Mab has Laurie Cabot's eye makeup - very annoying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good movie, excellent casting, special effects were very good. The history (or mythology if you like) is quite accurate I think, from what I've read of Le Morte D'Arthur, tho Morgan Le Fay just wanted to kill Arthur and was married to Sir Lot of Orkney. And Nimue was the Lady of the Lake and trapped Merlin after he taught her magic. But very cool movie :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been watching this movie sence i was 6 years old. I love it so much, it did bend the story a little but it was still amazing. I'm a BIG King Aurther fan and this movie is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the greatest Merlin move ever and I think evrebody should watch it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great, I haven't enjoyed a good movie in a long time. The sex scenes are cool, its got sad stuff and happy stuff. The only thing I don't understand is, why didn't they have a sex scene with Merlin and Nimue?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely, totally LOVED this movie! Wonderful, epic film. One of the best fantasy films of the 90's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay movie about Merlin, King Arthur and the creepy goth like sorceress Mab. Sam Neill makes a pretty good Merlin and in the film it has good special effects and okay battle scenes.
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