Colin Morgan after the premiere of film Island(2011). 20th February 2011.
1 January 1986 |
Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is a Northern Irish actor from Armagh best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. Morgan attended 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 Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.
On stage in 2007, Morgan debuted as Vernon Little in the title role of the Young Vic's adaptation of DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little and as Esteban in the Old Vic stage adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother). In 2008, he appeared as Jimmy Rosario in the Young Vic production of Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter. In 2011, he played Carlos in the Royal Court Theatre production of Colombian dramaturg Pedro Miguel Rozo's play Our Private Life. On 9th Dec 2012 Morgan performed in Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala in aid of The Old Vic Trust.
In film, Morgan appears as Calum in Island, a film adaptation of Jane Rogers' novel Island, and as Cathal in the award winning Irish film Parked.
Morgan featured in two minor TV roles: John Leary in sketches on The Catherine Tate Show (2007) and Jethro Cane in the Doctor Who episode "Midnight" (2008). He played the title role in BBC TV series Merlin from 2008 to 2012, for which he won a National Television Award.
He, and co-star Bradley James, travelled on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009. On 14th April 2012 Morgan performed readings from survivor's accounts and testimonials during Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film broadcast live on 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).
Film and television
||The Catherine Tate Show
||Episode: "Christmas Special"
||5 seasons of 13 episodes (Main Role)
||The Real Merlin and Arthur
||TV one-off accompanied by Bradley James
||Episode: "Elegy" 
||BBC Radio 4
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