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‘Merlin’ spinoff about Sir Leon? Rupert Young is waiting (2013)

Another interview with Rupert prompted by the Merlin fifth season finale in the US – again by Curt Wagner for RedEye Chicago.

I’m waiting for my big moment, you know? I am waiting for the spinoff. I think it will be more ‘Games of Thrones,’ a little bit darker. So kind of a nine o’clock show. Maybe Starz can pick it up, make it a little bit more adult—more nudity.

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Philadelphia Simply Stir (2013)

Rupert appears in this ad for the Philadelphia cream cheese product ‘Simply Stir’ … and how very delicious he looks, too!

Rupert for Philadelphia Simply Stir
Rupert for Philadelphia Simply Stir
Rupert for Philadelphia Simply Stir
Rupert for Philadelphia Simply Stir

Thanks to Kay for the heads-up re the ad and for the lovely screencaps! ♥

I’m not sure of the exact date, so I’m going to list it for 30 May along with the Vodafone ad, in which he also appears with brown hair.

This video and screenshots are shared here with respect but without permission. All rights remain with Kraft Philadelphia.

‘Merlin’ finale: Rupert Young talks Camelot, knighthood and more (2013)

Rupert did a Merlin fifth season finale interview with Noelene Clark for the Los Angeles Times ‘Hero Complex’ site. It’s worth a read!

Leon was always a stickler for rules, who would probably be really annoyed if he didn’t win Knight of the Year award every year.

You can read the full article here.

The Hypable site ran a pared down version of this interview here on 31 May, titled ‘The knight who wouldn’t die’.

Rupert Young on ‘Merlin’: ‘We saw the show out in style’ (2013)

Rupert was interviewed by Curt Wagner for the RedEye Chicago website as part of Merlin‘s fifth season finale promotion. This interview in particular is nice and in-depth! (I love how the first direct question is about his hair…)

You heard I played a donkey? That’s very good knowledge. Yeah, that’s when I realized I was destined to the stage, I think. My mother made me an amazing donkey ears. I was always taken to the theater with my mum to see things. Theater seemed really exciting to me. … I’ve been so lucky.

You can read the full article here.

‘Merlin’ star Rupert Young dishes on his fellow knights (2013)

Rupert was interviewed by Curt Wagner for the RedEye Chicago website as part of the fifth season finale promotion in the US. You can read the interview and see the associated photo gallery here. However, I’ve also copied the text below for the sake of having it all in one place (all rights remain with the author and RedEye).


1. [photo of] Rupert Young, who played Sir Leon

Rupert Young had plans to get together with Eoin Macken the day of our interview, and with Tom Hopper the day after. “It really was like a kind of sibling relationship–especially with the knights,” Young said of the bond between the “Merlin” actors. “We can wind each other up but also we just have a real laugh together.”

2. Knights of the Roundtable, with Merlin

The cast and crew of “Merlin” finished filming the fifth and final season quite awhile ago, but that doesn’t mean they don’t see each other any more. According to Rupert Young, many of the actors still get together. With that in mind, I asked Young to do an exercise in which I said a co-star’s name (mostly those who played the Knights of the Roundtable) and he said what popped into his head.

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Exclusive: Rupert Young on the Merlin Finale and Sir Leon (2013)

Rupert was interviewed by Jenna Busch as the final episodes of Merlin were being broadcast in the United States. Among other things, Rupert said about the series finale:

I think we wouldn’t have done our job if people aren’t sad. I think people are going be satisfied. I think it could’ve gone on for another few series, but I think it’s good to end with people wanting more, so I think we end on a high.

You can read the full article here.