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Old June 4 2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green cast in Camelot TV series

Starz is readying Camelot to debut in the first half of 2011 and they've now cast the major parts: Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Eva Green as Morgana, Jamie Campbell Bower as Arthur, and Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere.
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Old June 4 2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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I cant watch that; it bares little resemblance to the Arthurian Cycles
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Old June 4 2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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Eva Green as Morgana? Sold.

And why does it matter how faithful it is some earlier version? It's all just folklore anyway, and there have dozens of variations already.
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Old June 4 2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Re: Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green cast in Camelot TV series

@Uncle Rogi I don't get that comment and personally I'm excited about this. I haven't been able to get behind "Merlin" and hopefully this "Camelot" will be like that abandoned proposed HBO Arthurian series that Hanks and Speilberg were planning on producing. This should be fun. Eva Green as Morgana makes a lot of sense (I thought she could be playing Gwen) not sure who the actress is who IS playing Gwen though. Joseph Finnes as Merlin is interesting. The actor who is playing Arthur, his name seems familiar to me. I wonder who will be playing Lancelot.
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Old June 4 2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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Is this going to be anything like Starz's other costume drama and we'll get a lot of naked Eva Green?
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Old June 4 2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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Joseph Fiennes as Merlin? We're talking the perpetually dull and irritable guy who was Mark Benford on FlashForward? Good grief. Okay, maybe having to do an American accent impeded his work, but it's hard to see him being that much better with his own accent. I would certainly never have pegged him as Merlin.

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Eva Green as Morgana makes a lot of sense (I thought she could be playing Gwen) not sure who the actress is who IS playing Gwen though.
Tamsin Egerton doesn't have too many credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0989182/ However, she did play "Young Morgaine" in The Mists of Avalon, for what it's worth.


The actor who is playing Arthur, his name seems familiar to me.
Jamie Campbell Bower was Anthony in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd, and Number 11-12 in the AMC remake of The Prisoner. He's also playing Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He's pretty young, only 22. I guess that explains Fiennes as Merlin. Like the current Merlin series, they're apparently going for an "Early Years" approach.
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Old June 4 2010, 07:05 PM   #7
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It'll have to be pretty damn good to live up to The Mists of Avalon.
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Old June 4 2010, 07:17 PM   #8
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Is this the Camelot series that is going to be a 'modern-take' on the Arthurian legend? Kind of like Kings was to David & Goliath? Although I'm assuming magic plays a part since it seems like Merlin and Morgana are the two biggest named actors and both use magic in the legends.
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Is this the Camelot series that is going to be a 'modern-take' on the Arthurian legend? Kind of like Kings was to David & Goliath? Although I'm assuming magic plays a part since it seems like Merlin and Morgana are the two biggest named actors and both use magic in the legends.
I think that wires got crossed in some of the talk about it being a "modern take" and that it's going to be a period piece with a style and tone that modern audiences can relate to - like The Tudors - rather than actually being a reimagining of the Arthurian legend taking place in contemporary times, but we'll find out one way or another pretty soon. The current press release announcing the casting simply says it's a "fresh approach". The series will begin production in Ireland later this month.
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rather than actually being a reimagining of the Arthurian legend taking place in contemporary times
Now THAT would be cool. Anyone else remember Camelot 3000 from the comics?
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^ Yep big fan of "Camelot 3000" and intend on one day picking up the recent hardcover.
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Old June 4 2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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Not sure anything starring Joe Fiennes can be good. He's a tell-tale sign of period movie mediocrity.
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Not sure anything starring Joe Fiennes can be good. He's a tell-tale sign of period movie mediocrity.
Are you including Elizabeth in that?
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Is this going to be anything like Starz's other costume drama and we'll get a lot of naked Eva Green?
One can only hope...
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Old June 4 2010, 09:33 PM   #15
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rather than actually being a reimagining of the Arthurian legend taking place in contemporary times
Now THAT would be cool. Anyone else remember Camelot 3000 from the comics?

I remember CAMELOT 3000 fondly, and told Mike Barr so at Shore Leave last year. Talk about a graphic novel that cries out to be filmed!
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