“Does the camaraderie between Hopper and his fellow Knights of the Round Table translate from onscreen to off?
“Dangerously so,” he grins, describing how they get together for football matches, and wind up playing in a similar style to heroes of Camelot.
“There’s aspects of all of our characters in all of us,” he says. “Bradley [James, who plays Arthur], he’s our captain, and he’s very good, he’s a natural leader.
“Eoin [Macken] who plays Gwaine is always joking around a lot, Bradley has to pull him into line, and I just sort of stay quiet and do my job as the goalkeeper,” says Hopper.
But he says football has now been banned from the set after one too many injuries to cast members.”