Julian Morris

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Julian Morris
Julian Morris.jpg
Morris at 'Sorority Row' premiere in 2009
Born Julian David Morris
(1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 31)
Crouch End, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Website
www.julianmorrisonline.com

Julian David Morris (born 13 January 1983)[1] is an English actor known for his roles in the films Cry_Wolf and Sorority Row.[2] Previously playing recurring character Dr. Andrew Wade on ER and Wren Kingston in ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. Morris currently portrays Prince Phillip in ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Personal life[edit]

Morris was born in Crouch End, North London, and grew up in Muswell Hill.[3] He is the son of South African-born Glen and Zimbabwean-born Andrea Morris, and spent a lot of time in both countries growing up.[3] He has a younger sister, Amy. His parents are both from Jewish families from Eastern Europe.[4][5][6] He resides in Los Angeles. Morris is a close friend of Pretty Little Liars co-stars Ian Harding and Tyler Blackburn.[7]

Career[edit]

Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London.[8] It was there, when he was 13, that a director on the hit British drama The Knock spotted him and asked him to play a boy pushed into the drug trade.[9] Morris continued his intensive training under Anna Scher for the next eight years. In this period more opportunities arose and after appearing in several television shows, films and commercials; he went on to spend three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Working with directors such as Steven Pimlott, Tim Albery and Elijah Moshinsky, and alongside actors as diverse as Simon Russell Beale, Samuel West and Roger Allam. He credits this with being a major influence on his learning and craft. Morris is currently working in the United States, having played the lead in the unsold NBC pilot Young Arthur (2002) and appearing in the film Cry_Wolf (2005) as Owen Matthews and in the film Whirlygirl (2006) as James Edwards.

Morris was next seen in the independent horror film Donkey Punch as Josh, critically honoured after its screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[10] He also appeared in the Tom Cruise-starring Valkyrie and the Sugababes video "Freak Like Me". Morris next had a supporting role in the slasher film Sorority Row as Andy. In 2010, he played the recurring role of Agent Owen in 24.

Morris was part of the cast of the 2010 ABC documentary-style dramedy television series My Generation, playing "The Rich Kid" Anders Holt, which was cancelled after two episodes due to low ratings.[11] He plays the recurring role of Wren on ABC Family's series Pretty Little Liars.

Morris starred as Victor in the film Kelly + Victor, which premiered on 16 October 2012 at the BFI London Film Festival, and released theatrically in the UK on 20 September 2013. The film was nominated for an Outstanding Debut award in the 2014 BAFTAs.

In 2012, Morris joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Phillip.[12]

Morris recently finished filming the lead in Universal's Dragonheart, produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis.[13]

Morris joined the Amazon Studios' pilot "Hand Of God" as Paul Dobson with Ron Perlman.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Charlie Gosling
2002 Spin Fiz Short film
2005 Cry_Wolf Owen Matthews
2006 Whirlygirl James Edwards
2008 Donkey Punch Josh
2008 Valkyrie Young Lieutenant – Desert
2009 Sorority Row Andy Richards
2010 Privileged Spencer Stephens
2012 Beyond Farley Connors
2012 Kelly + Victor Victor
2014 Something Wicked Ryan
2014 Take Flight Walt Short film
2015 Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Gareth
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Knock, TheThe Knock Dafyd Ellis Series 2, episode 10
1999 Kid in the Corner School boy Unknown episode
2000 Fish Carl Lumsden Main cast
2002 Young Arthur Arthur Unsold NBC pilot
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Dennis Clement Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2007 Shark Dylan Crawford Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008–2009 ER Dr. Andrew Wade 7 episodes
2009 Privileged Simon Episode: "All About a Brand New You"
2009 Eleventh Hour Quinn Episode: "Subway"
2010 24 Agent Owen 6 episodes
2010–present Pretty Little Liars Wren Kingston 20 episodes
2010 My Generation Anders Holt Series Regular
2012 Men at Work Damien Episode: "Pilot"
2012–present Once Upon a Time Prince Phillip 4 episodes
2013 Guilty Alex Sitterson Unsold Fox pilot
2014 Hand Of God Paul Dobson Amazon Studios pilot
Others
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Funny or Die Himself

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Julian Morris Goes Dark for Donkey Punch". tvoftheabsurd. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b http://beta.abcfamily.go.com/shows/pretty-little-liars/blogs/Season-3/fan-interview-julian-morris-pretty-little-liars?page=5
  4. ^ Jews in the News: Celebrity Scoop: Amanda Bynes and S#*! my dad says. Letmypeoplegrow.org. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  5. ^ Julian Morris Goes Dark for Donkey Punch. TV of the Absurd (22 April 2009). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  6. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/julian-morris
  7. ^ Fan Q&A with Julian Morris. ABCFamily. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  8. ^ Morris Major| Fashion & Features | ES Magazine. Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  9. ^ Julian Morris biography and filmography. Tribute.ca (13 January 1983). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  10. ^ Lottery funded films score success at Sundance Film Festival. UK Film Council (28 January 2008). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  11. ^ "ABC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Once Upon a Time scoop: 'Pretty Little Liars' actor is Sleeping Beauty's prince -- EXCLUSIVE'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  13. ^ "Universal’s, ’Dragonheart III filming’ produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis'". Parade. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  14. ^ "'Julian Morris Cast In Amazon’s ‘Hand Of God’'". Deadline. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 

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