Apologies for the late posting but we celebrated our first birthday here at Enchanting Katie Mcgrath. Also, some very sad news, the current series of Merlin is the last. 
It was announced on 26/11/12 that the current series of Merlin will be the last as BBC One’s hit show reaches a spectacular conclusion this Christmas. The epic family fantasy drama will bow out with a special two-part finale, as this unique re-telling of the Arthurian legend reaches its natural and dramatic end – it’s not to be missed!

Merlin has been enthralling audiences on Saturday nights over last five years, consistently attracting an average audience of over six million viewers, with ratings for the current series peaking at 7.1 million.

Merlin has been a firm favourite with BBC One viewers since its first outing in 2008. Celebrated for its magical storytelling, cinematic visual effects and most of all the wonderful cast which includes Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Arthur Pendragon, Katie McGrath as Morgana, Angel Coulby as Guinevere, Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon, Richard Wilson as Gaius, and John Hurt as the voice of the Great Dragon.

Co-creators and executive producers, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, confirm the current series will be the last: “This is the series where the storylines truly reach their apex. We always felt the story of the legend was best told across five series, leading to a spectacular finale that draws on the best known elements of this much-loved story and brings to a conclusion the battle for Camelot.

"We’d like to thank the amazing cast and crew for their professionalism and dedication, the BBC, FME and all of our partners globally for their incredible support and encouragement across the last five series.

"But chiefly, our thanks go to Merlin’s remarkable and loyal audience around the world for their enthusiasm for the characters and Camelot universe.”

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, said: “Merlin’s mix of magic, adventure and humour quickly became a hit with BBC One audiences and has continued to thrill families over the last five years on Saturday nights. I admire the creators’ decision to end Merlin on a high, but also know that we will miss it in the BBC One schedule.

"On behalf of BBC One I would like to thank Shine and all those involved in the making of the show both on and off screen. I hope fans will tune in over the coming weeks to see the spectacularly dramatic final episodes, and we have ambitious plans for new drama in the Saturday evening slot in 2013.”

Colin Morgan (Merlin) said: “From the beginning this was always going to be a five year journey that we embarked on and I think the show has run its natural course. The show has grown and grown each year and now we’ve arrived at its strongest point and we’ve achieved what we set out to do… I know this is the end, and I know this is goodbye, but thank you for being there on the journey with us because it has been a lot of fun!”

Bradley James (King Arthur) said: “The Merlin years have provided me with fond memories, great experiences and beloved friends and all the while we were supported by a devoted fan base who made the show a unique, surreal and special experience. My words won't do justice to the honour of being King Arthur so I shall just say that it has been an exceptional one and that knowing the show has been a part of so many people's lives, has been humbling."

Katie McGrath (Morgana) said: "I have always said the success of the show has stemmed from our audience being able to relate to the characters on different levels - being based on the universally loved Arthurian legend is only a tiny part of its success - it's a story about acceptance and growing up. The breathtaking finale of this series leaves you with no doubt that characters have been on their journeys and had their stories told - it's completely the right time to draw our telling of the story to a close."

Angel Coulby (Guinevere) said: "It has been a very special and memorable five years making Merlin. I feel extremely proud to have been part of such a brilliant show and such a great team. I think we've told the story we set out to tell, which ends with the fantastic two-part finale by the way! I believe the key to any successful show is making sure you leave people wanting more!"

Richard Wilson (Gaius) said: “Firstly, I would like to say that I'm extremely sad that Merlin has come to an end. Speaking as Gaius, I feel I have mentored the young wizard as far as I can - he is much smarter and greater than me now and I am simply exhausted!"

Other memorable cast include Mordred (Alexander Vlahos) and the brave Knights of the Round Table Sir Leon (Rupert Young), Sir Percival (Tom Hopper), Sir Gwaine (Eoin Macken) and the late Sir Elyan (Adetomiwa Edun).

Merlin has attracted an astounding array of guest stars including Michelle Ryan, Santiago Cabrera, Emilia Fox, Asa Butterfield, Mackenzie Crook, Adrian Lester, Warwick Davis, Miriam Margolyes, Eddie Marsan, Will Mellor, James Cosmo, Lindsay Duncan, Janet Montgomery, James Fox, Tom Ellis, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Cronin, Charles Dance, Gemma Jones, Sarah Parish, Miranda Raison, Ben Daniels and John Lynch.

Across five series writers Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Lucy Watkins, Howard Overman, Ben Vanstone and Richard McBrien have taken the characters on a spectacular journey.

Series five opened to a Camelot at the height of its ‘golden age’, but a menacing omen overshadows Arthur’s future and unknown threats emerge from within the castle walls. Now everything Merlin has tried to protect is in danger. Albion’s dark trial has begun and the final battle has been joined, but who will survive?

Do not miss the last ever episodes and the dramatic conclusion of Merlin on BBC One, Saturdays at 8pm.

Merlin is executive produced by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Shine Television, with Bethan Jones executive producer for BBC Wales. The series is a BBC Cymru Wales Production and was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning and Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One.

Created and produced by Shine TV, Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME) are an investor in Merlin and hold the exclusive distribution (excluding UK), home entertainment and licensing rights to the property.

 
 
Heath Ziegenfusz has, once again, contributed a drawing of Katie  Mcgrath! Thanks Heath Ziegenfusz, it's wonderful! Check it out below.
Remember Merlin is on tonight!
 
 
Hello again! I'm so sorry that I neglected the site, I was unable to update frequently. I have accepted a few contributions though. Thank you so much to Heath Ziegenfusz for drawing this image of Katie! It's wonderful, It'll be in the fan art collection soon, once I get that fully up and running! Thanks for being patient.
 

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Hello again! Apologies for not being able to update but I have been very busy out of the web, including school, drama, choir, dancing, homework, holidays and loads more stuff as well as having to update other sites so I accidently neglected this one. I will try to update a lot more. I'm currently catching up on press and images and videos.
 
 
Apologies for the late posting, Better late than never! I hope you all had a good christmas, I did for one! This is probably the best so far! Katie has, very sweetly left all us fans a christmas message! She is just lovely, check back for more updates coming soon!
Also, have a great new year! I'll be busy tonight... but I'll try my hardest to update very soon! I'm currently catching up on all I've missed, thanks for being patient! A lovely new photoshoot of Katie is in the gallery, I love her look, enjoy!
 
 
At 1:09 Katie can be seen dancing with W.E. co star James D'Arcy on the set of the move, which is said to be released after the new year. I'm excited for this!
 
 
Here is a video of Katie talking about Roger Moore and why A Princess for Christmas. She reveals that Roger has a dirty sense of humor! I love this girl! She's so sweet!
 
 
Sorry for the recent lack of updates! I'm working on getting everything straight again... I've been busy lately, but now it's the holidays again! Who enjoyed Saturday's Merlin? Who's looking forward to the final this week?! We have a christmas eve special!
 
 
I'm sure most of you know that according to the public Katie is not Cultbox's best actress in the UK of 2011, but Alex Kingston (Doctor Who) is :(. Well done Alex! Well done Angel (Coulby) for coming second, and a fantastic well done to the very special one and only Katie Mcgrath for coming third, with 4107 votes! You can view the results here.
 
 
As much as I liked the other one, I thought it was time for a change. This layout features one of my favourite photoshoots of Katie, and it goes perfectly with all the coding. Weebly did most of the coding, but I did some of it and changed some of it so it looked different and i did nearly all of the graphics, so please don't take them, any of them! I won't be happy to find them elsewhere, so don't take them. All of the sidebar is finished, apart from the elite affiliates so I'm currently adding those, so if your an elite affiliate please don't worry, you'll be added any minute now! It is late and I'm getting tired now, so it may not be finished by the morning. Have a good night! :P.
 
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