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" You look for comic relief in difficult times. "
" I'm just happy to be doing what I always wanted to do. Sometimes you have to remind yourself how privileged you are. "
" I can't actually pinpoint anything that made me want to be an actor - I just did. And then anything after that just fueled it. "
" The fans are so supportive. It's amazing when you work on something for so long and find that your fans match your passion - and in many cases exceed it. That's really gratifying. "
" In any kid's relationship with their parents, there's always an influence there. You always want to do them proud. "
" I've read a lot of Terry Pratchett's stuff, probably from when I was, like, 14. "
" The fantasy genre is so in at the moment. Viewers want to escape from their lives and watch something that is so separate from their everyday existence. People have always wanted to escape their lives - that's why they go to movies and the theatre. "
" Anybody who's into Arthurian legends will appreciate that they are being re-told. The Arthurian legends have been developed and re-told over the years. "
" To do stories that I love, scripts that I love, and work with people who are passionate about them and passionate about projects - whether that's on stage or television or film, that's the kind of environment I want to work in. "
" I think anyone who has a passion for what they love to do, and who pursue it, is inspirational for me. "
" You always want to be part of something you're so passionate about. "
" It's weird to be recognised anywhere. The cost of living your dream, acting, is being recognised. "
" Any kids out there, don't base your homework on 'Merlin.' Just enjoy it and then read the books. "
" When I think of Camelot, I think of the castle in France where we film, but I think it's wrong to lock it down to one place because it's all part of our imagination. They are legends for a reason. Their stories have endured for hundreds of years and, hopefully, they will for hundreds of years to come. "
" Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for things turning out positively, but rarely gets credit for that. "
" As an actor, you need to be versatile. You need to challenge yourself. "
" I'm still too hungry for whatever comes next. "
" I guess there's always a search for happiness. "
" Who wouldn't want to be wizard, at least for a day, as long as you didn't have the dilemmas and the situations that Merlin was thrown into. I'd be happy if you could actually use the powers to have a bit of fun and do something good for the world and maybe for yourself, whereas Merlin's kind of limited in that he has to look after Arthur. "
" Allan Cubitt has written exceptional material, and I feel very privileged to be working with him and the very talented cast. "
" Everyone in London, Wales, and France made the 'Merlin' experience a very, very special one. "
" Hats off to Julian and Johnny, the producers, for sticking to their guns with the five-season story arc of 'Merlin'. It would have been too easy to give in to demand and stretch the show on beyond their original plan because of its incredible success. "
" I always look for the character that gets into your guts and tells you, 'You have to play this.' You have to be brave enough to let everything else go and let the character guide you. When I read a script, I look for that kind of pull. "
" It doesn't have to happen for anybody at all, this acting game, so you have to count your blessings. If I am lucky that the right things have come along at the right time, I'm just going to ride that wave. "
" Merlin was very definitely supposed to be an old man guiding the young Arthur to the throne. "
" The enormous responsibility and protectiveness a man has to feel towards his family when they are threatened was a revelation to me. I have now experienced manhood. "
" Most of the characters I'm drawn to, as an actor, are ones that are quite intensely lonely and a bit lost and are looking for some kind of redemptive answer. "
" You immediately hear the word 'Merlin,' you think magic, you think adventure, excitement - you also think 'an old man.' "
" I read 'The Crystal Cave' book by Mary Stewart, and I thought it was a really, really interesting part of the legend, in which Merlin could enter into the cave with these crystals and see reflections of the future in them and learn how to use that and harness those powers for himself. "
" Because it was one of my favorites from the Arthurian legend, one of the things that I really enjoyed doing was the legend of the crystal cave. In my head, it was fun to imagine what it was going to look like because there was a lot of CGI involved, in seeing visions of the future reflected within crystals. "
" Nowadays, kids know how a programme like Merlin is made and how it works. But the show just seems to grow in popularity the more it goes on. "