Angel Coulby

05.11.2010 (!) – 20.09.13

Angel Coulby (Gwen / Merlin)

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2/2 photos signed

Wow, this took very long, almost three years! Of course I had given up on this, and I got her autograph in the meantime, but I’m very glad that I got those back, because I really love the photos, especially the one with her orange dress.
I still think it’s a shame that Merlin ended (and that they really screwed up the ending)!

I added the full scans to the Merlin section (Other TV shows -> Merlin)

Tom Hopper

16.01.13 – 06.05.13

Tom Hopper (Sir Percival / Merlin)

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2/2 photos signed and personalized

Yay, I had hoped I would get his autograph eventually. He’s one of the few main characters in Merlin whose autograph I didn’t have. And if I’m not mistaken, the only knight who’s missing now is Eoin Macken, who, of course, seems impossible to get via mail. Maybe one day. One of my favourite episodes in Merlin is “Lamia”, which is pretty centered on the knights. Tom did a great job there (so did the others, of course), when Lamia bewitched all men except Merlin. I think Percival and Lamia were very cute together, they’d have made an adorable couple, if Lamia hadn’t been the villain of this episode 😀

I put the full scans in the Merlin section (Other TV shows -> Merlin).

Alexander Siddig

24.04.08 (!) – 22.12.12

Alexander Siddig (Hannibal / Hannibal)

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2/2 photos signed, 1 of them personalized

If the last autograph took a long time, then so did this! I sent him the request after watching the movie Hannibal. Obviously I didn’t expect this to come back anymore, but the funny thing is, after all this time I just last week ordered new photos of him, to try again. I’d send him a photo of his role in Merlin now, and probably Kingdom of Heaven? I have seen him in different roles now (KoH, Merlin, also Last Legion, Reign of Fire and the Nativity Story, but pics of the first two would be more important to me. I really enjoyed his performances there. Well, I’ll see, maybe I’ll send another request eventually, but it moved down my priority list 😉

Added both scans to the Other movies page.

Holliday Grainger

22.02.12 – 29.08.12

Holliday Grainger (Sophia / Merlin & Meg / Robin Hood)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

As you can see on the first photo, you see almost nothing. I was very glad when I learned that I had gotten her autograph, because she was great in “Merlin” and “Robin Hood”. I had seen her earlier this year on the Berlinale, but missed the chance to get her autograph back then, because I didn’t realize quick enough who she was. So when I got home I immediately wrote her 😉

Now I guess I’ll send her another letter, because as you can see, her signature on the Merlin photo was smudged and has already entirely faded away, which is too bad, because I mainly send her because of her appearance in Merlin and only chose the Borgias photo as a “filler”. I didn’t know the Robin Hood series back then. So I’ll probably use this slightly unfortunate success as an excuse to send another Merlin photo and one from Robin Hood. But of course I’m glad to have her signature after all.

I added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV Shows -> Merlin).

To see the full scans on the pages, just comment on one of my posts or send me an e-mail: to get the password.




Santiago Cabrera

03.01.10 (!) – 29.06.12

Santiago Cabrera (Lancelot / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed, one of them personalized

Wow! That was a pretty long wait! I sent my first letter to him in early 2010 and got an answer today. I loved his performance in Merlin, especially portraying Lancelot’s relationship to… no, not Gwen, but to Merlin. Being such a close friend who knew about his secret and how they trusted each other and that Lancelot wasn’t mad at Merlin for talking him into obtaining the knight’s status by “fraud” (although of course he deserved it, more than anybody else). It was bitter that Lancelot sacrificed himself – but I guess the only logical way out of this Lancelot & Gwen story that is in the myth, whether we like it or not (I don’t). I’m so happy that I got his autograph now, when I didn’t expect any more to get something back!

I added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

Lindsay Duncan

14.02.12 – 10.05.12

Lindsay Duncan (Queen Annis / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

I absolutely enjoyed her Merlin episode “His father’s son”. A very important episode and lesson for Arthur, and I liked Queen Annis, who was vengeful at first and let Morgana incite her fury against Arthur, but then showed her noble mind and kicked Morgana out in the end. I definitively have to watch this episode again, but it was def. one of my favourites. And I’m excited that she’s gonna return in season 5! Looking forward to see, if she returns as an ally or an enemy.

I added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

Helena Bonham Carter

06.06.11 – 07.05.12

Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange / Harry Potter)

1/2 photos signed

Woooooho! Finally! The 5th try to get her autograph was finally successful. Over the last five years I tried it various times, but since she’s “hit or miss” regarding autographs, I always missed, til now. I’m so happy about it! She’s an extraordinary actress, I daresay, one of the best at the moment. I love her performance in various movies. Of course in Harry Potter – she’s perfect as Bellatrix Lestrange. I can’t imagine anyone else portray this screwed up character better. For every other character I could imagine other actors, but not for Bellatrix. And then, the (of course in a different way) equally mad role Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Morgan Le Fey in Merlin, Ari in Planet of the Apes, and the totally different role Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech.

She’s just brilliant in every role, and certainly one of my favourite actresses!

edit: Okay, I’m absolutely not sure, which of my letters got answered. First I assumed it was the VV letter from March, but I just checked my photo order folder, and I ordered three other photos, of which I used two, but not the one I got back (which according to the print on the back I ordered a loooong time ago). So it may have been the request from 06.06.11, or even 2010. Can’t tell it from the stamps either.

I added the full scan to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter).

Nathaniel Parker

08.12.11 – 10.03.12

Nathaniel Parker (Agravaine / Merlin & King Caspian IX / Narnia)


2/2 photos signed and personalized

Woooohoo! After a dryspell of one month, I got a new autograph today, on my birthday. Perfect timing to end that dry spell!

I wanted to obtain Mr. Parker’s autograph since I saw him in the british series Merlin, as Arthur’s sinister uncle Agravaine. I only realized later that he also appeared (for 5 seconds or so) in the 3rd Narnia movie, as Caspian’s father – obviously as in Caspian’s imagination while opposing the green mist.

It’s a pity that Agravaine’s storyline ended that way, I liked his subtle wickedness (and Arthur’s complete ignorance regarding his trusted advisor). However. I’m really glad that I got his autograph now and today 🙂

I added one full scan to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin), the other to the Narnia section (other movies -> Chronicles of Narnia).

Charlene McKenna

27.01.12 – 13.02.12

Charlene McKenna (Lamia / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

I loved her episode in Merlin; I always enjoy when the knights get in trouble and it was a great idea that trouble this time came in the form of a innocent, helpless woman. The growing distrust against Merlin was strongly portrayed by the knights and Charlene did a great job playing this dangerously charming creature. Very glad to have her autograph now 🙂

I added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

Ben Daniels

29.12.11 – 19.01.12

Ben Daniels (Tristan / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Hurrah! I got another autograph today for my Merlin collection, from Ben Daniels, who plays the (probably future knight) Tristan in the last two episodes of season 4. I liked how Tristan and Isolde first opposed the king, first not knowing, then knowing who he was. T. & I. the smugglers, that’s a very interesting approach 😀 Anyways, the chemistry between them was awesome – and the season finale really heartbreaking[mark to read spoiler]. I’m looking forward to the next season now, and to seeing how Tristan handles his loss [mark to read spoiler].

Thanks @ Ben Daniels!

I added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

Angel Coulby

15.09.11 – 16.11.11

Angel Coulby (Gwen / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Awwww, it feels so good to see a small envelope (which doesn’t has an RTS stamp/note on it) in the mailbox. 🙂 I knew it had to be either Angel Coulby or Eoin Macken, when I saw the envelope, because of the stamp which was part of a 4-stamp-picture and three of them I used for the Merlin actors. For whatever reasons I hadn’t sent a request to Angel before, although I liked her role from the very beginning. I love the way Gwen developed!

Very very glad about this autograph!

edit: oh… actually I had sent her before, in November 2010! 😀 Oh well, even better that this time it worked 🙂

I already added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

Rupert Young

15.09.11 – 26.09.11

Rupert Young (Sir Leon / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Yay! A great autograph month for me. I didn’t expect to get a reply so soon. Only 11 days, that’s close to the record, concerning my successes. I love the knights on Merlin, as I love the entire show, so I decided to try before filming would wrap (thanks @Dani for the information). Now I know that my letters got there in time… hopefully for Eoin Macken and Angel Coulby, too – sent to all three the same day. I’m totally looking forward to season 4 and I hope we see much more of the (old and new) knights in action. I’d love to see Sir Leon try and teach Gwaine a more knightly behaviour 😀 And I’m curious how he reacts when/if the King finds his old strength again. Will he be more loyal to him or to Arthur (of course I hope, to Arthur).

I already added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

Richard Wilson

05.07.11 – 08.09.11

Richard Wilson (Gaius / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized + kindly added another one

Ha, just yesterday I mentioned my request in the success post of another collector, but I didn’t really expect to get something back, anymore, because the play that Mr. Wilson directed, and where I sent my request, ended in mid July. I’m very glad about this success, another piece for my Merlin collection, which now contains the autographs of 7 actors. Which reminds me that I need to write to Angel Coulby! And autographs of a few more knights of Camelot would do well, too. 🙂

I already added the full scans to the Merlin section (other TV shows -> Merlin).

edit: actually it’s 8 Merlin autographs. I forgot John Hurt whose signature I put only in the HP section, but of course he also dubs the Dragon on Merlin. Moved one of his autographs to the Merlin section and since I was moving things anyway, I moved one of the Alimi Ballard autographs from the Numb3rs to the NCIS section.

Adetomiwa Edun

03.12.10 – 29.12.10

Adetomiwa Edun (Elyan / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

After “Primeval” the show “Merlin” was the second british TV series I’m a fan of. Sure, the special effects are sometimes a little bit weak, but they have great characters. And Merlin’s a terrifically funny interpretation of the old legend. One of the best jokes is without any doubt the choice to cast Adetomiwa for the role of Elyan – whose full name is Elyan the White (or Helyan le Blanc). Thumbs up for that! 😀 He acted very well and I immediately liked him after his appearance in “The Castle of Fyrien”. Thankfully Elyan survived… according to the legend he helps rescue Guinevre after the revelation of her affair with Lancelot… but since I hope that they won’t let this affair happen in the show (I’d like the idea that Morgana returns, takes Gwen’s shape to fool Arthur, but that in the end everything’s gonna be alright!), hopefully he plays another important role.

I already added the full scan to the Other TV shows -> Merlin section.

Short note: I got back a RTS from Adam Jamal Craig, and an AP from Orlando Bloom. I expected the AP, but nonetheless, it’s a pity! Here’s the AP:

Colin Morgan

11.11.10 – 20.12.10

Colin Morgan (Merlin / Merlin)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Yey, another great addition for my Merlin collection. Regarding the main cast it lacks only Angel Coulby and Richard Wilson. I love this interpretation of Merlin; he’s so clumsy and funny, especially in the interaction with Prince Arthur. I’m so looking forward to season 4, but it’s gonna air only 2012… soooo long. Oh my! I’m even happier about this success!

I already added the full scan to the Other TV shows -> Merlin section.