Merlin star Colin Morgan believes his new BBC One series looks like something that should be on at the cinema.

The 22-year-old actor told whatsontv.co.uk: “You can draw comparisons with Lord of the Rings because of the huge feel to it. When people see this on TV people will find it hard to believe it’s a TV production.

“It looks like something that should be on at the cinema – it has that epic, huge feel to it.”

The almost unknown actor was thrilled when he won the role of Merlin. “I was absolutely delighted when I got cast. I fell in love with the scripts and the story…”

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