Elliot Knight
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: July 10, 1990
Age: 26
Birthplace: West Bromwich, West Midlands, UK
Other Information
Height: 6'
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: King Edward VI Aston School
Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Stuart Knight (father)
Lorna Knight (mother)
Series Information
Character: Merlin
First appearance: The Dark Swan
Last appearance: Broken Heart

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, Wes Charles on The CW series Life Sentence, and Ward Phillips in Color Out of Space (2020). 

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Early life and education

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.

In March 2017, Knight was cast as Wes in the CW pilot Life Sentence opposite Lucy Hale. The series was picked up in May for a midseason premiere some time in 2018.


Year Title Type Role
2012 Sinbad TV Series Sinbad
2013 Law & Order: UK TV Series Neil Jenkins
2013 By Any Means TV Mini-Series Charlie / Charlie O'Brien
2014 Dangerous Liaisons TV Movie Leo James
2014 - 2015 How to Get Away with Murder TV Series Aiden Walker
2015 Once Upon a Time TV Series Merlin
2015 The Advocate TV Movie Brett
2016 Billionaire Ransom Marsac
2016 American Gothic TV Series Brady Ross
2017 No Tomorrow TV Series Graham
2018 Life Sentence TV Series Wes Charles
2018 Titans TV Series Don Hall / Dove
2019 Color Out of Space Ward Phillips
2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Video Game Kyle Garrick (voice)
2019 Happy Accident TV Movie Kenan
2019 Our Place Together (post-production) Short Brandon
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