actor: tom hopper

this post reminds me of how tom hopper as percival was the only knight on merlin to wear SLEEVELESS CHAINMAIL all the time

percival getting warm in front of the fire alongside his sleeved (and probably warmer) brethren

top tip percy: freezing cold winters are usually best handled with sleeves

and finally here’s a pic of him looking like the cover of a 99c bodice ripper from your local oxfam

tom.hopperhops: 9yrs since Merlin began on your screens. Wow. So, this photo was taken on the day we shot the scene where Arthur knighted us all. It was also one of the first scenes I shot on the show. This was a momentous occasion in my eyes. This was the first time all the knights had come together on set. An instant brotherhood was formed. We bickered from day one. We took the piss out of each other from day one. @eoincmacken napped from day one. @tomiwa.edun imported wisdom from day one. @santiagoc made us all feel less good looking from day one. @rupertfyoung gave me tips on how to drink coffee and chat from day one. @bradleyjames led us from day one. And of course……. I was was sleeveless from day one. Being a part of Merlin was one of the best experiences of my life. And the people in this picture (plus a few others who weren’t there for it) were a huge contributing factor. They remain, and will always remain a part of my offset, real life brotherhood. As this photo was taken, I realised I had just become a member of this bizarre medieval boyband. “Arthur and his Knights”. And it was the first of many to come just like it. Now to you guys, the fans. I was welcomed in to the Merlin fandom with open arms. I owe so much to the fans of this show. You’ve always been incredibly supportive during the show and of all our on going careers since Merlin finished. I personally can’t thank you enough for the love. So here’s me giving you a huge amount of Hopper love back to say thank you for making this such an awesome chapter in my life ❤️ Never change Merlin fans 👊🏼