Tom Hopper (Sir Percival) was feeling as sentimental as the rest of us on this, the ninth anniversary of the first episode of Merlin being screened on 20 September 2008.
He posted the above photo on Instagram and waxed lyrical about the “instant brotherhood” formed between Arthur and the knights. Rupert is mentioned as giving Tom “tips on how to drink coffee and chat” – very civilised, is our Sir Rupert! And of course that’s him in Sir Leon’s casual gear in the centre of the photo at Arthur’s right hand.
Tom goes on to say to the Merlin fans, “I can’t thank you enough for the love.”
blessed with a new showreel on his agent’s website. Nothing new to see, but it’s a nice solid look at his work.
listed on his agent’s website as appearing in a TV show called Crown Court. Not sure what this is, but the original show ran on ITV from 1972 to 1984, so maybe they feel it’s time for a remake?
appearing in Will, a 10-episode series on Shakespeare with a rock n’ roll aesthetic. It looks like the sort of thing you’ll either love or hate – and I’m hoping I’ll love it! IMDB page, with no listing for Rupert. Confirmed with Rupert, who says he’s playing Sir Walter Raleigh! Release date of 10 July in the US. update: He is now listed on IMDB as appearing in the episode Brave New World.
appearing in a film called The Tutor, with a 2017 release date. I don’t know anything more about this, but it’s listed on IMDB.
25 March: New post which breaks down the showreel, and looks at the sources of each clip – some of them unknown! Also, a new page for the Wii Music ads, with thanks to Sandra for pointing it out to me a long while ago!
19 March: New posts for Rupert’s new showreel and headshot (a photo from 2015 by the awesome Ian Philips-McLaren).
Rupert was one of the celebrities participating in this cricket match supporting Runs4Funds, the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club official Players’ Charity. The day was hosted at the Althorp estate. Marvellous stuff!
Alas and alack, I couldn’t attend – but my ‘twin’ Jenny did, and kindly provided the photographic evidence to prove it!
The whimsically talented artist RedScharlach has now included Sir Leon among her lovely Merlin crew. All the related goodies can be found on RedBubble.
Follow the link, and you’ll see the greeting card option. Scroll down, click Available Products if it’s not already selected, and you’ll see all the goodies available featuring Sir Leon.
t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies in a range of styles and colours
cases for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy
cushion covers and acrylic blocks
mugs and travel mugs
tote bags and drawstring bags
greeting cards, postcards and stickers
spiral notebooks and hardcover journals
The sticker doesn’t appear on the page linked above, but you can find it here.
It’s worth noting that Sir Leon is also included in the Team Merlin group, along with darling Gaius and the other regular characters. And what serendipity that Sir Leon (on his own) is featured against a purple background – my favourite colour! … My credit card just took a right hammering!
Rupert’s new agents Curtis Brown have at last updated his page on their website, and included a wonderful new showreel!!! I’m really delighted with this – it’s nicely made, shows off a good range of what Rupert can do, and it includes glimpses of things I haven’t seen before. (I’ll go through it in detail, and screen-cap the new stuff soon, but not today.)
Meanwhile, here is the showreel, shared from Vimeo.