Merlin Cast Fest
Bradley James Week
Day 4 : Favourite Quote
”… to be involved in something that does have that effect on so many different cultures is not something that you can easily achieve. So to have achieved that is a humbling kind of experience … ”
Pirates of the Caribbean and The Office star Mackenzie Crook guest stars in the first story as conman and thief Cedric, determined to take Merlin’s position as Arthur’s right-hand man.
He reveals: “I was a big fan of the first series of Merlin. I watched it with my son, Jude. He has met everyone from Johnny Depp to Al Pacino to Steven Spielberg – but he has never been more starstruck than when he met Colin.”
Other guest stars in this series include Sarah Parish as “a disgusting troll” masquerading as a beautiful lady, Adrian Lester, Charles Dance and the return of Heroes star Santiago Cabrera as Lancelot.
Colin comments: “We were all pretty excited when we heard about the guests that we’ve had coming in. Mackenzie is fantastic because his character starts off as this jewel thief trying to infiltrate his way into the castle. But something happens midway through that changes him completely.
“So he had to do two completely different characters in a way. Seeing him do that was literally freaky towards the end.”
Mackenzie remembers Bradley being a little nervous of him at first.
“For two days Bradley couldn’t open his mouth without putting his foot in it and saying something inappropriate: complimenting me on my performance in a film I had nothing to do with, bringing up spectacular failures in my career.
"But after larking around on set together we became firm friends.”
Mackenzie Crook on his meeting with Colin Morgan and Bradley James on the set of “Merlin”.
"And yet I’m still more intelligent than you." - "I heard that"
Merlin + his friends
Centrepiece Gala: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
Director: James Kent
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton
Release Date: January 16, 2015
Based on Vera Brittain’s beloved First World War memoir, Testament of Youth is a coming-of-age drama which promises to showcase the acting talents of British rising stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones’ John Snow), Taron Egerton (who’ll be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s forthcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Colin Morgan (BBC’s Merlin), as well as Swedish actress Alicia Vikander.
Merlin Cast Fest ► Bradley James Week
Day Four: Favourite Quote
“If our names were actually a representation of who we are, I’d be called Angel.”
There is significance behind it. I wonder if I should tell the story or not or save it for my autobiography.
My group of friends… we were all turnig 18 at same time and we all basically put in money for each other’s birthday […] and everyone turned 18, each got.. I’d say that about seven of us manage to get sort of these types of presents - mine was a ring - and then it kinda like petered out a bit actually. I’m starting to feel sorry for these guys who’s birthdays came up later on. But needless to say everyone put together and got me this ring, so i wear it just to remember my friends who i grew up with.
Merlincastfest: Bradley James week
Day 4: Favorite Quote:
“The idea of the audience and the cast sort of giving that energy back and forth makes it a very interactive experience because you can’t really do that when you’re watching something on screen because the performance’s already been given, the energy levels have been set and it won’t alter with regards to how the audience feels about it. When you’re here, the atmosphere that theatre creates is all around you it’s just something… magical.”
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