Merlin (2008)

Arthur and Merlin played by Bradley James and Colin Morgan © BBC

Arthur and Merlin played by Bradley James and Colin Morgan © BBC

Director: James Hawes

Writer: Julian Jones

Kent Filming Location: Penshurst Place

A new prime time drama set in medieval England about the legendary wizard Merlin is due to be screened on BBC One this Autumn!

The programme sees Merlin as a young man at Uther’s Court, where magic is outlawed. Working as Arthur’s manservant, Merlin is forced to keep his magical skills secret.

The 13 part series boasts an impressive cast including Richard Wilson (One Foot in the Grave), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Santiago Cabrera (Heroes)

Katie McGrath as Morgana in Merlin © BBC

Katie McGrath as Morgana in Merlin © BBC

Filming of Merlin at Penshurst Place © Kent Film Office

Filming of Merlin at Penshurst Place © Kent Film Office

Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon in Merlin © BBC
Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon in Merlin © BBC
Richard Wilson as Gauis in Merlin © BBC
Richard Wilson as Gauis in Merlin © BBC

Merlin was filmed mostly in a studio with Penshurst Place one of only three locations chosen to film on location where the production company Shine visited the unique Baron’s Hall with it’s awe-inspiring height and courtly atmosphere.

Penshurst Place is a beautiful medieval estate with a history spanning nearly 700 years and has been seen on screen for filming projects including The Hollow Crown – Henry V (2012), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and The Gathering (2003).

Season 5 aired on BBC 1 on Saturday nights from February 2008.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the series Merlin visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin/

For more information about Penshurst Place visit http://www.penshurstplace.com/