King Arthur in Hollywood

A Beginning Look at How Film has Shaped Our Imagination Of The Legends

King Arthur - His Life And Legends (A&E DVD Archives)

Celtic Television and Movies

Alfred, Lord Tennyson: "The Lady of Shalott"

Ancient Mysteries - Camelot (1995), Kathleen Turner et al

Arthur of the Britons

Arthur & The Square Knights of the Round Table VHS

Arthurian Tradition- on CD

Awakening Arthur PAL/VHS

Babylon 5: "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

Babylon 5: "Grail"

Biography: King Arthur - His Life and Legends (1995) , A & E VHS

Bonanza: "Knight Errant"

Camelot (1967), Starring: Richard Harris

Celtic Legends: Arthurian Legends VHS


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Dark Knight

Enchanted Tales: Camelot VHS

Enduring Mystery of Stonehenge

Eternal Return

Excalibur (1981)

The Excalibur Kid (1998) VHS

First Knight (1995)

The Fisher King (1991)

Gargoyles Season 2

Gawain and the Green Knight (1991)

Gerald of Wales

Guinevere (1994)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: "Once Upon a Future King"

Holy Quest: Castle of the Holy Grail (1996) VHS

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Journey's of the Grail VHS

A Kid In King Arthur's Court (1995) VHS ~ Thomas Ian Nicholas

Kids of the Round Table (1995)

King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur & The Knights of Justice

King Arthur-Young Warlord VHS

A Knight in Camelot (1998) VHS

Knightriders (1981) -- Ed Harris, Gary Lahti

Knights of Camelot, In Search of History

Knights of the Round Table (1953), Robert Taylor

Lancelot-Guardian of Time

Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

The Last Legion (2007)

The Legend of Arthur

The Legend of Arthur in Literature and Popular Culture

Legends of the Isles: The Holy Grail/ Stonehenge VHS

Legends of the Isles: Merlin the Wizard/Fairies and Leprechauns VHS

Legends of the Isles: Robin Hood/King Arthur, VHS 

Le Morte Darthur

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World 1: Stonehenge and the Ancient Britons VHS

Malory’s Le Morte Darthur: Anatomy of a Legend

Merlin (1992)

Merlin (1998)  Starring: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Isabella Rosselini

Merlin's Apprentice (2005)

Merlin and the Dragons (1991) VHS ~ Kline

Merlin, Arthur and the Holy Grail (1998) VHS

Merlin Of Crystal Cave (1991) VHS Starring: Cassidy, Chopra et al

Merlin The Return (2000)

The Mighty (1998)

Mists of Avalon (2001)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)


Nova: Secrets of Lost Empires - Stonehenge (1997) VHS


Perceval (1978)

Prince Valiant (1954)

Quantum Leap: Star Crossed

Quest for Camelot (1998)

The Quest for Olwen

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, "Secret of the Realm" involves the Grail

Secret of the Holy Grail DVD

Secret World of Santa Claus: Santa Clause's Memoirs

Sir Gawain & The Green Knight

Stonehenge VHS VHS

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Sword of Lancelot (1963), Rated: NR , Starring: Cornel Wilde

Teen Knight (1998)

Tracing the Arthurian Tradition

Tristan and Isolde (2005)

Understanding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Wagner's Lohengrin

Wagner's Parsifal

Wagner's Tristan und Isolde VHS


BBC One's 2008 Series "Merlin"

Merlin is a new 13 part fantasy drama series for the family on BBC One this September, 2008. The plot gives us a  series of magical adventures, as they follow the unlikely friendship of a would-be wizard (Merlin) and the future King (Prince Arthur). The drama brings together a cast of acclaimed British actors (Richard Wilson as Gaius, Anthony Head as King Uther Pendragon). Colin Morgan is the young wizard Merlin, Bradley James is the arrogant but brave Prince Arthur, rising star Angel Coulby is Guinevere and newcomer Katie McGrath is Morgana. Multi-award-winning actor John Hurt has just been cast as the Voice of the Great Dragon. Enigmatic and powerful, he alone knows Merlin's true destiny. Also cast is Heroes star Santiago Cabrera as Lancelot and Bionic Woman Michelle Ryan as the wicked sorceress Nimueh. Guest stars include Eve Myles (Torchwood, Doctor Who) as Mary Collins (episode one), Will Mellor (Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps) as Valiant (episode two) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing) as Edwin Muirden (episode five).

From BBC: "The eagerly anticipated series begins long before Arthur becomes King. Arthur's father is Uther Pendragon, the tyrannical King of Camelot who has outlawed magic in the mythical city..Gaius is the court physician who takes Merlin under his wing and helps guide him with his magical powers. It's a rites of passage story which sees Merlin and Arthur on the cusp of adulthood both on their journey to greatness in a time before history began."

Merlin is being filmed in Wales and France for transmission on BBC One in September. Spectacular CGI effects are being created by The Mill, the Oscar-winning visual and special effects team behind Gladiator and Doctor Who.

Supposedly, NBC has picked up the rights for broadcast in the states.


Kevin Harty's Arthurian Film Section at the Camelot Project

The Celtic and Arthurian sections of Medieval History in the Movies at Fordham Univ's Medieval Sourcebook

Arthurian Legends on Film and Television, Bert Olton (Hardcover - April 2000)

Cinema Arthuriana: Twenty Essays (Revised Edition),  Kevin J. Harty (Editor) (Hardcover)

The Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film : From Connecticut Yankees to Fisher Kings, Rebecca A. & Samuel J. Umland (Hardcover)

Hallmark Entertainment has released a sequel to the movie "Merlin," called "Merlin's Apprentice."  Sam Neil reprises his role as Merlin and Miranda Richardson as the Lady of the Lake. The plot focuses on a young man who discovers that he has the ability to become a wizard (shades of Harry Potter?). As might be expected, it ties in the Holy Grail legend, the collapse of Camelot, and the hope of the future.

Camelot Illustrated - A Survey of Comics with Arthurian themes

Other Celtic Videos

Monty Python's Spamalot - a Broadway musical based on the popular Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Categories and Groupings

Tristan and Isolde

the da Vinci Code

Mortal Armor: The Legend of Galahad

Laurence Dunmore is set to direct Mortal Armor: The Legend of Galahad, a coming-of-age take on Sir Galahad's quest for the Holy Grail, Variety reported. Seven Arts Pictures is financing the film, with production slated to begin summer 2007 in the United Kingdom. Gale Anne Hurd produces with Joel Gross penning the script. Dunmore most recently directed Johnny Depp's The Libertine. Armor is a co-production of Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures and Peter Hoffman's Seven Arts.