"I have YouTube to thank for that – you’d be amazed how many clips of donkeys braying you can find on there,” James admitted. “I sat there on YouTube watching and listening, and practiced while comparing myself to the computer screen. I’m sure I would’ve looked a bit crazy.”

James went so far into character as to refuse to speak – in human words – on or off set while filming his donkey-specific scenes.

“It was ridiculous enough as it was (in the performance), but I just wanted to keep that sound in my head, get it done, and then I would speak to people,” James adds. “I wanted to keep focused as I didn’t have too much experience with donkey work. So I basically just sort of tried to stay away from everybody until we were done shooting the scene.”

James’ method approach caused great amusement for his co-stars. Still, Angel Coulby, who as her character Gwen appears in a key scene with the donkey-fied version of Arthur, said everyone was supportive of James’ dedication and kept a straight face – at least while in his presence.

“It was kind of tricky because Bradley was taking it very seriously, so it would’ve been wrong to laugh at him,” Coulby recalls. “He was working so hard practicing the donkey sounds so he could do it authentically, and he chose to not talk so he could stay in that character. So every once in a while I had to go off on my own, have a giggle, then come back.” [source]


On that day, on that fatal, tragic day, on the diamond of the day

Friendly reminder that Arthur and Merlin slept together twice in the same episode.


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"Though no man, no matter how great, can know his destiny, some lives have been foretold, Merlin. Arthur is not just a King. He is the Once and Future King. Take heart, for when Albion’s need is greatest, Arthur will rise again. It has been a privilege to have known you, young warlock. The story we have been a part of will live long in the minds of men.”

Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish. It’s Easter now, so I hope I didn’t wake you but… honest, it is an emergency. There’s a crack in my wall. Aunt Shy says it’s just an ordinary crack, but I know its not cause at night there’s voices so… please please can you send someone to fix it?