The British Prince

Oct 11, 2013, 01:20 IST | The Centrestage Team

Bradley James celebrates his birthday today, CS shares trivia about the actor who is best known for portraying King Arthur (previously Prince Arthur) in the BBC television show Merlin

>> Bradley learns and practices his lines with a dictaphone.

>>He used to babysit three children before becoming an actor.

>>Bradley lived for four years in the USA when his parents moved to the beaches, Jacksonville in Florida.

>>As a kid, Bradley used to run in his back garden pretending he was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

>>Since November 2009, Bradley James is an official ambassador for the ‘A Night Less Ordinary’ scheme by which Arts Council, England in association with Metro offers free theatre tickets to anyone under 26.

>> Bradley got injured while filming Merlin on an almost daily basis due to the number of fight scenes.

>> He was eager to take on the role of Arthur in Merlin because the character was of a spoilt, boorish and over-protected teenager, who represents everything that the actor is not.

>> The British actor is a sports fanatic, so he totally enjoys sword fights, fencing tournaments and does a lot of horse riding. It is reported that he watched Gladiator and 300 to prepare for his action scenes.

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