Joseph Morgan (actor)
Morgan at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
16 May 1981
|Occupation||Actor & Model|
|Notable work(s)||The Vampire Diaries|
Morgan was born in London, England, but lived in Morriston, Swansea, for 11 years  He is the oldest child in his family.He was a student at Morriston Comprehensive School and then studied a BTEC Performing Arts course at Gorseinon College, now Gower College Swansea, before moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in his late teens.
He starred in the first series of the Sky One Television Series Hex, as Troy and has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Alexander and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and the BBC2 miniseries, The Line of Beauty. He has also appeared in the television series Doc Martin and Casualty and co-starred in Mansfield Park alongside Billie Piper. In 2010 he played the title role in the mini-series "Ben Hur" which first aired on CBC television in Canada and ABC TV in America, on 4 April 2010.
He plays Niklaus Mikaelson in the The CW's The Originals and in The Vampire Diaries and played Lysander in the 2011 film Immortals, alongside Henry Cavill. BuddyTV ranked him #84 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
On 11 January 2013 it was announced that a back-door pilot focused on the Originals, starring Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson titled The Originals will air on 25 April 2013 for a potential series pick-up for the 2013–2014 season. In 2013 Morgan made his debut as single director with his short film Revelation On 26 April 2013, it was announced that the back door pilot focused on the originals was picked up for the 2013–2014 season on The CW. Joseph Morgan is also the captain of the Klaroline ship. Stating many times he would like to see where the chemistry between Caroline Forbes and Niklaus Mikaelson leads.
|2002||Spooks||Reverend Parr||TV series|
|2003||Henry VIII||Thomas Culpepper|
|2003||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World||William Warley, Cpt. of Mizzentop|
|2005||William and Mary||Callum|
|2006||Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!||Alfie|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Jasper||TV mini-series|
|2007||Mansfield Park||William Price|
|2007||Mister Lonely||James Dean|
|2007||Silent Witness||Matthew Williams||TV Series|
|2007||Doc Martin||Mick Mabley||TV series|
|2008–2009||Casualty||Tony / Tony Reece||TV series|
|2010||Ben Hur||Judah Ben-Hur||TV mini-series|
|2011–2013||The Vampire Diaries||Niklaus 'Klaus' Mikaelson||TV Series
Recurring Season 2
Regular Cast Seasons 3-4
|2011||With These Hands||George||Short Film, also Producer and Writer|
|2011||500 Miles North||James Hogg|
|2012||Armistice a.k.a Warhouse||A.J. Budd||post-production|
|2013||The Originals||Niklaus Mikaelson||TV Series
|2013||Revelation||--||as Director/Writer, Short Film|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|
|2013||TV Guide Award||Choice TV Villain||The Vampire Diaries||Won|
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Actor In A New TV Series||The Originals||Pending|
- "Joseph Morgan". 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- "Joseph Morgan's Twitter page".
- Bierly, Mandi (March 2011). "'Vampire Diaries' casts Klaus: How should Joseph Morgan play the villain? (Like a young James Spader?)". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
- "The CW Orders Backdoor Pilot for 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff, 'The Originals'". tvbythenumbers. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- Bricker, Tierney (11 January 2013). "The Vampire Diaries Spinoff The Originals, Starring Joseph Morgan, in the Works". E!. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "Joseph Morgan's YouTube video in support of Positive Women". YouTube. November 2010.
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