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Creator: Bradley James

An English actor (born October 11, 1983). He is best known for playing Prince (later King) Arthur in the BBC series Merlin, who grows from an impulsive and Innocently Insensitive Royal Brat to The Good King.

James has a reputation for being Mr. Fanservice with countless shirtless scenes, but has soundly proved his acting abilities in dramatic scenes. Amusingly, his roles tend to be involved in Love Triangle. He seems to have a tendency to play athletic characters too.

He's an enthusiastic amateur footballer.


Selected Filmography

  • 2008: Dis Connected — Ben
  • 2008: Lewis — Jack Roth
  • 2008 - 2012: Merlin — Arthur Pendragon
  • 2012: Fast Girls — Carl


This actor provides examples of:

  • Boisterous Bruiser: He appears to be extroverted and fun-loving in behind-the-scene materials.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has perfect deadpan delivery in comedic scenes and snarks quite a bit in real life too.
  • Hunk
  • Mr. Fanservice: He is often utilized as eye candy due to his looks.
  • The Prankster: Often pulls jokes and pranks on his fellow co-stars alongside Colin Morgan.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Bradley is the Red to Colin's Blue. While Bradley is more extroverted, fun-loving and attention seeking, Colin is more introverted, quiet and shy.
  • Shirtless Scene: Rather infamous for this.
  • Star-Making Role: Prince Arthur in Merlin
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Apparently, Bradley's relationship with Colin is slightly similar to the relationship between Arthur and Merlin on Merlin with all of the teasing and bickering.
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alternative title(s): Bradley James
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