Colin Morgan after the premiere of film Island(2011). 20 February 2011.
1 January 1986
Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is a Northern Irish actor, best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series . Morgan attended Merlin Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004. He went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he graduated from in 2007. In November 2010, the [1 ] Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts. [2 ]
On stage in 2007, Morgan debuted as
Vernon Little in the title role of the Young Vic's adaptation of DBC Pierre's and as Vernon God Little [3 ] Esteban in the Old Vic stage adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's (All About My Mother). In 2008, he appeared as Jimmy Rosario in the Todo sobre mi madre Young Vic production of Thomas Babe's . In 2011, he played Carlos in the Royal Court Theatre production of Colombian dramaturg Pedro Miguel Rozo's play A Prayer for My Daughter Our Private Life. On 9 Dec 2012 Morgan performed in [4 ] Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala in aid of The Old Vic Trust. In 2013, he played [5 ] in the Ariel Globe Theatre production of Shakespeare's , The Tempest and [6 ] Skinny in Jez Butterworth's dark comedy in the Mojo Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End. received good reviews Mojo and the London production was extended for two weeks finishing on 8th February 2014 [7 ] [8 ]
In film, Morgan appears as Calum in
Island, [9 ] a film adaptation of [10 ] Jane Rogers' novel , and as Cathal Island in the award winning Irish film [11 ] Parked. [12 ] [13 ]
Morgan featured in two minor TV roles: John Leary in sketches on
(2007) and Jethro Cane in the The Catherine Tate Show episode " Doctor Who Midnight" (2008). He played the title role in BBC TV series from 2008 to 2012, Merlin for which he won a [14 ] National Television Award. [15 ]
He, and co-star
Bradley James, travelled on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009. On 14 April 2012 Morgan performed readings from survivor's accounts and testimonials during broadcast live on Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film BBC2 from Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Morgan has taken part in one BBC Radio play,
Cry Babies by Kim Newman, on BBC Radio 4 (March 2009). [16 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Film and television
Catherine Tate Show, The The Catherine Tate Show John Leary
Episode: "Christmas Special"
Doctor Who Jethro Cane
Merlin 5 seasons of 13 episodes (Main Role)
The Real Merlin and Arthur Himself
TV one-off accompanied by
Parked Cathal O'Regan
Quirke Jimmy Minor
Episode: "Elegy for April"
Cry Babies Roger
BBC Radio 4
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