Elliot Knight

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Elliot Knight
Born (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 25)
Quinton, Birmingham
Alma mater Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester School of Theatre
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011-present
Known for Sinbad

Elliot Knight is a British actor best known for his role as Sinbad in the UK TV series Sinbad. He recently portrayed Merlin on the fantasy television series Once Upon a Time.

Early life and education[edit]

Knight was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom to Stuart and Lorna Knight, who are both teachers.[1] His father works at Broadway Secondary School in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

He was a pupil at King Edward VI Aston School before studying at Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre,[2] graduating in 2011 from the BA (Hon) Acting course.[3][4]


In June 2011, Sky1 announced that Knight had won the lead role in the television drama Sinbad which is his first professional role even before graduation from drama school.[3] The series premiered in July 2012.

Knight has been cast in 400 Boys along with Jodelle Ferland, María Valverde and Li Bingbing.[5][6]

In 2013, Knight joined the cast of BBC crime drama By Any Means.[7]

Elliot portrays Merlin in the fifth season of Once Upon a Time.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Take Down Marsac


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sinbad Sinbad Lead role
12 episodes
2013 Law & Order: UK Neil Jenkins 1 episode
2013 By Any Means Charlie O' Brien Main role
6 episodes
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Aiden Walker 2 episodes
2015 Once Upon A Time Merlin Recurring role
6 episodes


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