Characters / Excalibur

This character sheet is for the film. For the comics, see here.

Arthur Pendragon/ King Arthur

Nigel Terry


Nicol Williamson

  • The Cassandra: Throughout the movie, he will tell you exactly what will happen. However, he keeps it so low key that the audience won't notice without a second viewing while the characters just simply ignore it.


Nicolas Clay

  • The Ace: He's nearly unbeatable in single combat: he defeats every last one of Arthur's knights, one after the other, and still has the energy to face the King himself. Arthur basically has to bend the laws of reality to win.
  • Back for the Finale: He turns up at Camlann in order to help fight Mordred's forces.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: His whole shtick: the king worthy of his sword will be the one who can defeat him in combat.
  • Fallen Hero: ...after what happened when Arthur caught him sleeping with Guenevere. He then ditches his armor and goes off preaching the evils of the King and how he allowed the country to fall.
  • Love Triangle: With Arthur and Guenevere.
  • Never My Fault: After his fall he preaches against Arthur and his knights, claiming they abandoned the people to pestilence and death, conveniently ignoring that this only happened because he slept with the king's wife.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: Throughout the movie, he is praised by his fellow knights as the one who helps bring about their victories.

Leon De Grance

Patrick Stewart

  • Bald of Awesome: As he's being played by Patrick Stewart, this almost goes without saying.
  • Large Ham: It's Jean Luc Picard wearing medieval armor.


Helen Mirren

  • Bed Trick: With Arthur as part of her revenge.
  • Primal Scene: Watched her mother and her Dad ( It's really Uther in disguise) have sex in front of her.


  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He loved his mother until, Merlin tricked her into performing the Dragon's Breath. In his rage, he strangled her to death.
  • Mutual Kill: With Arthur.
    Mordred: Come Father, let us embrace at last.
  • The Power of Love: Averted. Arthur offers it to him, but tells him off and plans to conquer his kingdom.

Uther Pendragon

Gabriel Byrne

  • Bed Trick: As per the original legends.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Seems to genuinely want to be a good father to Arthur.
  • Famous Last Words: "No one shall wield Excalibur...but MMEEEEE!!!"
  • Large Ham: He manages an astounding amount of scenery-chewing despite having twenty lines, maximum.
  • Supernatural Aid: With Merlin until he ruined his plans to bring about peace because he wanted to have sex with another Queen.

Alternative Title(s): Excalibur The Film