Thursday, January 26, 2012

RIP - Nicol Williamson

I found out this afternoon that actor Nicol Williamson, who played Merlin in 1981's Excalibur, died this past December at the age of 75.  I consider his performance in that movie as one of the most entertaining takes on the Grand Druid of Arthurian Legend, but also one of the reasons that I became interested in learning more about King Arthur.  He will be missed.


  1. A dream to some. To others... a nightmare!

    Sorry to lose him. I hope his work is remembered for a long time though. :)

  2. "Whoa! Like lightning!" Sorry to hear about his passing. I fell in love with that movie when I was a kid. It helped fuel a lot of gaming dreams.