Elliot Knight is a British actor, best known for his role as the title character in the British television series Sinbad. He portrayed Merlin on the ABC fantasy television series Once Upon a Time and Wes Charles on The CW series, Life Sentence.
West Bromwich, West Midlands, UK
|Alma mater||Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester School of Theatre|
|Known for||Sinbad, Once Upon a Time, How to Get Away With Murder|
|Height||6 ft (182.9cm)|
Early life and educationEdit
Knight was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom to Stuart and Lorna Knight, who are both teachers. His father works at Broadway Secondary School in Perry Barr, Birmingham. He was a pupil at King Edward VI Aston School and studied subsequently at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre, where he graduated with a BA (Hon) degree in 2011.
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. The series premiered in July 2012. In 2013, Knight joined the cast of BBC crime drama By Any Means. In 2015, Knight was cast to play Merlin in the fifth season of Once Upon a Time.
|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|
|2016||American Gothic||Brady Ross||Main role|
|2016||No Tomorrow||Graham||1 episode|
|2018||Life Sentence||Wes Charles||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2018||Titans||Don Hall||Guest role|
- Roz Loz (8 July 2012). "Brummie actor Elliot Knight sets sail for fame as Sinbad". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "Elliot's Sinbad breaks hearts and records". Manchester School of Theatre. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- Catriona Wightman (17 June 2011). "'Sinbad' cast unveiled by Sky1". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "MMU - Manchester School of Theatre - Elliot Knight". Faculty of Art and Design.
- "Warren Brown, Gina McKee, Elliot Knight to star in BBC1 drama By Any Means". Radio Times. 26 April 2013.
- Patrick Hipes (10 July 2015). "'Once Upon A Time' Castings: Camelot Finds Its Merlin & Guinevere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
- Petski, Denise (1 March 2017). "Elliot Knight Joins The CW's 'Life Sentence'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- Petski, Denise (10 May 2017). "'Black Lightning' & Lucy Hale's 'Life Sentence' Picked Up To Series By The CW". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- Petski, Denise (18 May 2017). "The CW Fall 2017 Schedule: 'Arrow' Moves To Thursday, 'Jane the Virgin' To Friday". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 May 2017.