Bradley James: (about why he was casted for the role of Arthur in Merlin) The workload has been very intense. The sword work was the thing I enjoyed the most. They were the most fun sequences. I think that's why they hired me. I look like I can run fast and swing a sword around with conviction. On the first day I found myself holding a sword with Will Mellor charging at me like a maniac. It was like being thrown in at the deep end.