Merlin’s Bradley James says no to movie and spin-off

Merlin Series 5 star Bradley James is done with Arthur, rules out movie appearance

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Bradley James as Arthur Pendragon in Merlin

Following the shocking finale to Merlin Series 5, star Bradley James has revealed that if anyone takes on the role of King Arthur in the proposed movie or possible spin-off, then it won’t be him.

“It was something discussed, but I think it’s time for me to hang up the chain mail, to be honest with you, and pass the mantle on to the next person who shall take on the throne of Arthur Pendragon,” James told the Los Angeles Times.

“The post-Merlin era is an exciting time to look forward to,” said James. “Variety is the spice of life.

“That’s the fantastic thing about acting – all the different challenges it can provide you with. To limit yourself just to one would be foolish, therefore I’m looking forward to different things that come my way.”

Merlin Series 5: Volume 1 is out now on DVD for £13.99 from