Michael York guest starred in an episode of Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon," as a "delusion-ridden Earthforce gunner" who believed he was King Arthur. The episode played on a number of themes from the Authurian legend.
And how many bothered to answer? Too bad you didn't get the job, though. It seems like it might have been a fun place to work.
I'm so used to hanging out with the sort of people who love Monty Python that I sometimes forget that not everyone does. I had a French professor once who was always going off on Monty Python and Hitchhikers' Guide tangents, but I was about the only one in class who got them. It may have been that, because he was a visiting professor from Oxford, no one expected him to have a goofy sense of humor. Or maybe they just had no clue what he was going on about and just chalked it up to British eccentricity.
and I did like the other mini-series (??) "Merlin" with ...the guy who played Dr. Grant in Jurassic Park (I am drawing black on his name!) And...my son had a role in Camelot about a decade ago so I am partial to that version, too. " If ever I would leave you - It wouldn't be in summer..." (sigh....whadda song!) For the most part, 2-3 hour films haven't done the legend justice so I will leave those off my favorites list.
Mostly because it was the first interpretation of the Arthur myth that I was exposed to as a young kid. My favourite adaptation of the legend however, is found in a series of books, namely Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles (which would make an absolutely brilliant miniseries, as with all his work...it's a shame the Sharpe books have been the only stoires of his to be adapted).
How could we forget this gem with James Franco (before the fall) as Tristan, Sophia Myles as the gorgeous Isolde, Rufus Sewel as King Marke, and featuring Mark Strong and David O'Hara in key roles. The movie features Morholt as well... his arc playing closer to the usual tale than either Tristan, Isolde or Marke's.
Although King Arthur is not in this movie, Tristan and Isolde is usually recognized as part of the set of stories comprising the standard Arthur legend. In Le Morte D'Arthur, and derivative versions, Tristan (Sir Tristram de Lyonese) is considered to be a knight of the Table Round. Actually it is believed that the tale of Tristan and Isolde (in its many forms) pre-dates Arthur legend, and inspired the Lancelot, Guinevere, Arthur love triangle.
My favorite is the musical version of Camelot. I grew up in a family of theater geeks so I have a fondness for musicals. The songs are great and Richard Harris is an excellent Arthur. Also, it's based on The Once and Future King, which in turn is based on Le Morte D'Arthur, so it syncs up pretty well with the version of the story I'm used to. Many other adaptations feel the need to change things and offer a new spin on the legend. Sometimes that works but more often than not, it just aggravates the purist in me.
Disney's The Sword in the Stone would be a close second, mainly for the wizard's duel with Madam Mim.