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.”
It’s our pleasure, Tom!
It’s not as creative as the earlier one, but it’s rather more up to date, so it’s all good!
It’s nicely made, and includes a few surprises, so I thought I would break it down into clips. The links are to the pages on this site which feature the content.
 Businessman in an ad for Virgin Atlantic.
Then we segue into music: the song ‘Civilisation’ by Justice. I like the lyrics as a context for all these different roles!
 Sir Leon in TV series Merlin.
 Boyfriend (running backwards!) in a music video for the song ‘House of Glass’ by Worship.
 Unknown! A bit of urgent action, in regular shirt and trousers. (Sorry, I snagged the Vimeo icons there as well.)
 Mark Arlington in an episode of TV series Shameless.
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.