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Merlin: Season 3 (2011)




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The bewitching third series finds Arthur (Bradley James) and Merlin (Colin Morgan) discovering the long-missing Morgana (Katie McGrath) and returning her to Camelot. But her arrival may include a scheme against Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) whose mental faculties are beginning to falter. As his father's mind begins to fray, Arthur struggles to help Uther retain the throne. As their relationship continues to grow, Arthur and Gwen (Angel Coulby) decide to keep it hidden. Though Merlin is becoming more assertive and escaping the shadow of his mentor Gaius (Richard Wilson) the pair find they often have more strength together than apart.


Bradley James
as Prince Arthur
Anthony Head
as King Uther
Emilia Fox
as Morgause
John Hurt
as The Dragon
Tom Ellis
as Cenred
Rupert Young
as Sir Leon
Eddie Marsan
as Manticore
Michael Cronin
as Geoffrey of Monmouth
Alice Patten
as Ygraine
Simon Williams
as Lord Godwyn
Jake Phillips
as Ghost Boy
John Hurt
as The Dragon
Mark Williams
as Voice of the Goblin
Karl Johnson
as Taliesin
Donald Sumpter
as The Fisher King
Philip Brodie
as Sir Ethan
John Hopkins
as Sir Oswald
John Hopkins (V)
as Sir Oswald
Georgia King
as Princess Elena
Michael Jenn
as Sidhe Elder
Jody Halse
as Fermin
Ian Peck
as Alfhild
as Ebor
Bill Thomas
as Cylferth
Tom Hopper
as Percival
Jonathan Emmett
as Innkeeper
Raul Griffiths
as Druid Boy
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Critic Reviews for Merlin: Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Unfortunately, a lot of the good work in "The Tears Of Uther Pendragon" was dragged down by the show's adherence to a formula I'd hoped it had evolved beyond

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Colin Morgan is doing such a good job as Merlin.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Those hungry for the continuing adventures of the wizard and the would-be king will be delighted, and eager for the next piece of the story - which, trust me, will pay off on the premiere's setup.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This is the strongest season opener in the entire run of this show. It was a dark, witty, beautifully put-together instalment, though some of the darker content will make it less accessible for children.

October 16, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm still horribly addicted to the show

October 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series' tone has gotten a little grim over time, but there's still sudsy fun in its Xena-style fantasy mayhem and the leads' high-camp banter.

January 15, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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