Rupert attended this fan convention, along with fellow Knights of the Realm, Adetomiwa Edun (Sir Elyan in BBC Merlin) and Tom Hopper (Sir Percival). Julie took a few photos, when she wasn’t being dazzled.
Three of the Merlin Knights – Rupert Young ♥ (Sir Leon), Tom Hopper (Sir Percival) and Adetomiwa Edun (Sir Elyan) – attended the MCM Expo fan convention in Birmingham on Saturday 31 March. They were available for autographs much of the day, offered photo opportunities, and took part in a short panel. And Julie was lucky enough to be there!
I arrived a bit before 11, and the autograph queue was already in full swing. So I queued… Rupert was the first on the table. He was his usual delightful self. I complimented him on his recent turn as Prince Albert in The Charles Dickens Show on BBC2. (I have a bit of a thing for Prince Albert, so this was guaranteed to make me swoon.) Rupert seemed rather relieved when I assured him I hadn’t actually stayed up to watch the original broadcast at 3:30am, but instead caught it on iPlayer. He knew I’d be interested that it was directed by Metin Huseyin, who also directed three episodes of Merlin in 2009.
Rupert and Angel Coulby (Gwen in BBC Merlin) attended this fan convention, and Julie was lucky enough to be there, too.
Rupert and Angel Coulby attended the Memorabilia Show at Birmingham on 20 November, and were available for autographs for most of the day. Julie went along, too, and thought they were both absolutely lovely – happy and friendly, and unflaggingly charming.