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Shortly after Green and Fiennes have been announced, two additional actors have been added to the cast list. Claire Forlani will play Arthur´s mother Queen Igraine and Peter Mooney has been tapped to play Kay, Arthur´s brother and right hand man.

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Deadline has reported awhile back that Joseph Fiennes (FlashForward) and Eva Green (Casino Royale) have been cast as one of the leads in the new Starz! Series “Camelot”, joining previously cast Jamie Campbell Bower (Twillight: New Moon)  in the role of King Arthur   and Tamsin Egerton (St. Trinian´s)  as Guinevere.  The show will focus on the adventureous tales of King Arthur using Sir Thomas Mallory´s novel “Le Morte D´Arthur” as a base for the story.  Joseph Fiennes will play the wizard Merlin while Eva Green will play the powerful sorceress Morgan le Fay.  Filming has already begun at the end of June and will continue through December in Ireland. The crew will then move to Canada  for post-production. Among the show´s writers is Michael Hirst, creator of “The Tudors”.

“Camelot” is a co-production between the Irish production company Octagon and Take 5 Productions in Canada, developed in association with the UK’s Ecosse Films. Starz! will hold all rights in the U.S, while CBC will air the series in Canada. GK.-TV will destribute the series internationally.  The show is expected to premiere in the first half of 2011.

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