Julian Morris

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Julian Morris
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Morris at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 in November 2012
Born Julian David Morris
(1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 31)
Crouch End, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Website
www.julianmorris.net

Julian David Morris (born 13 January, 1983)[1] is an English actor, known for his roles in the films Cry_Wolf and Sorority Row, and on the television shows Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time and New Girl.

Personal life[edit]

Morris was born in Crouch End, North London, and grew up in Muswell Hill.[2] 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.[2] He has a younger sister, Amy. His parents are both from Jewish families from Eastern Europe.[3][4][5] He resides in Los Angeles. Morris is a close friend of Pretty Little Liars co-star Ian Harding.[6]

Career[edit]

Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London.[7] 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.[8] 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 like Simon Russell Beale, Samuel West and Roger Allam. 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.[9] 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 series My Generation, playing "The Rich Kid" Anders Holt.[10] In July 2012, Morris joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Phillip.[11]

Morris starred as Victor in the film Kelly + Victor, which premiered on 16 October 2012 at the BFI London Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the UK on 20 September 2013. The film won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2014. Morris has finished filming the lead in Universal's Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse.[12]

In March 2014, Morris was cast as Reverend Paul Curtis in the Amazon Studios series Hand of God.[13] In August 2014, he landed a recurring guest role on the Fox sitcom New Girl, playing Ryan Geauxinue.[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 In post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Knock, TheThe Knock Dafyd Ellis Series 2, episode 10
1999 Kid in the Corner School boy Unknown episodes
2000 Fish Carl Lumsden Main cast; 6 episodes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Dennis Clement Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2007 Shark Dylan Crawford Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008–09 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
2010–13 Pretty Little Liars Wren Kingston 20 episodes
2010 My Generation Anders Holt Main cast; 2 episodes
2012 Men at Work Damien Episode: "Pilot"
2012–14 Once Upon a Time Prince Phillip 6 episodes
2014 Hand of God Reverend Paul Curtis Main cast
2014 New Girl Ryan Geauxinue 4 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b http://beta.abcfamily.go.com/shows/pretty-little-liars/blogs/Season-3/fan-interview-julian-morris-pretty-little-liars?page=5
  3. ^ Jews in the News: Celebrity Scoop: Amanda Bynes and S#*! my dad says. Letmypeoplegrow.org. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ Julian Morris Goes Dark for Donkey Punch. TV of the Absurd (22 April 2009). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  5. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/julian-morris
  6. ^ Fan Q&A with Julian Morris. ABCFamily. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  7. ^ Morris Major| Fashion & Features | ES Magazine. Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  8. ^ Julian Morris biography and filmography. Tribute.ca (13 January 1983). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  9. ^ Lottery funded films score success at Sundance Film Festival. UK Film Council (28 January 2008). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  10. ^ "ABC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' scoop: 'Pretty Little Liars' actor is Sleeping Beauty's prince – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Time. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  12. ^ "Universal’s, ’Dragonheart III filming’ produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis'". Parade. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  13. ^ "'Julian Morris Cast In Amazon's 'Hand Of God'". Deadline. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  14. ^ Abrams, Natalie (29 August 2014). "'New Girl': Jess to woo 'Once Upon a Time' hunk". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 

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