James Morgan (actor)
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8 August 1985 |
Maesteg, Wales, UK
James Morgan (born 8 August 1985) is a Welsh stage and television actor.
James Morgan was born in South Wales on 8 August 1985, and was brought up in the former mining town of Maesteg, in South Wales. He began acting in 1996, at the age of ten, when he was cast in the role of Charlie Bates in the Maesteg Amateur Operatic Society production of Oliver!. He built up a reputation through pantomime and musical theatre performances in the local community. He began to accrue significant roles on stage including Chino in West Side Story and Cosmo Brown in Singing' in the Rain for Bridgend County Youth Theatre.
In 2008 Morgan joined the Swansea Little Man Theatre - the company that once counted Dylan Thomas and Anthony Hopkins as members - playing George Milton in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men at the Dylan Thomas Theatre. The production received favourable reviews, earning him a Best Actor nomination at the Glammie Awards in South Wales.
In 2010 he returned to Swansea, playing the role of Ethan in the musical adaptation of The Full Monty. With positive reviews and an full house run at the Dylan Thomas Theatre the show was transferred to the Swansea Grand Theatre for a one-off final performance.
Away from the stage Morgan has taken as series of roles in television, with parts in the ITV Wales shorts What Goes on Tour and Covered - the latter winning him the Best Actor prize at the It's My Shout Awards in South Wales.
In 2010 Morgan appeared on BBC1 in The Indian Doctor, a period comedy drama set in 1963, with a cast that included Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker, Mark Williams and Beth Robert. 2012 will see his return to "The Indian Doctor" playing the role of Harry. In 2011 he appeared in the lead role of cancer patient Jason in the short film The Final Punchline.
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- Graham Williams (2010-05-14). "Feel-good show with a heart is the Full Monty - review of The Full Monty". South Wales Evening Post.