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Rupert Young

Rupert Francis Young is a British actor born on 16th May 1978 in Lambeth, London. He played the character of Sir Leon in Merlin, the BBC medieval fantasy fiction drama series. Although starting with a supporting role, he soon turned into a recurring role throughout the show, appearing alongside Bradley James and Colin Morgan until the series ended.

His work in TV includes episodes of Hotel Babylon, Doc Martin, The White Queen, Foyle’s War, Doctor Who, and others.

He had a knack for acting from a young age but has always praised his drama teacher for encouraging him to go to drama school. Rupert did various jobs related to directing and acting to raise funds and finally managed to get into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

He has had a career in theatre, films, TV and audio plays. He is best known for his roles in different television series such as Doc Martin and Primeval. He starred in the thriller “Gaslight” which Patrick Hamilton wrote in 1938. Rupert’s part as the villain was terrifyingly convincing, portraying the horrors of Victorian London and shocking the national audiences.


Rupert’s theatre credits include Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (London Revival, 2004) and Dear Evan Hansen (Original West End Production, 2019).

His film credits include Just Because You’re Paranoid (short film, 2009); This Love (short film, 2012) and Writers Retreat (2015).

He has made several television appearances including Island at War (2004); Dirty Filthy Love (2004); Doc Martin (2004); Foyle’s War (2006); Heartbeat (2006); Primeval (2008); Merlin (2009-12); Hotel Babylon (2009); Shameless (2010); Doctor Who (2010); The White Queen (2013); People Just Do Nothing (2016) and The Good Karma Hospital (2017).