Morris at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 in November 2012
|Born||Julian David Morris
13 January 1983
Crouch End, London, England
Morris was born in Crouch End, North London, and grew up in Muswell Hill. 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. He has a younger sister, Amy. His parents are both from Jewish families from Eastern Europe. He resides in Los Angeles. Morris is a close friend of Pretty Little Liars co-star Ian Harding.
Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London. 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. 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. 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. In July 2012, Morris joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Phillip.
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.
In March 2014, Morris was cast as Reverend Paul Curtis in the Amazon Studios series Hand of God. In August 2014, he landed a recurring guest role on the Fox sitcom New Girl, playing Ryan Geauxinue.
|1999||Don't Go Breaking My Heart||Charlie Gosling|
|2008||Valkyrie||Young Lieutenant – Desert|
|2009||Sorority Row||Andy Richards|
|2012||Kelly + Victor||Victor|
|2014||Take Flight||Walt||Short film|
|2015||Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse||Gareth||In post-production|
|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–present||Hand of God||Reverend Paul Curtis||Main cast|
|2014||New Girl||Ryan Geauxinue||2 episodes|
- Jews in the News: Celebrity Scoop: Amanda Bynes and S#*! my dad says. Letmypeoplegrow.org. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- Julian Morris Goes Dark for Donkey Punch. TV of the Absurd (22 April 2009). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- Fan Q&A with Julian Morris. ABCFamily. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
- Morris Major| Fashion & Features | ES Magazine. Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- Julian Morris biography and filmography. Tribute.ca (13 January 1983). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- Lottery funded films score success at Sundance Film Festival. UK Film Council (28 January 2008). Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "ABC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- "'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.
- "Universal’s, ’Dragonheart III filming’ produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis'". Parade. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
- "'Julian Morris Cast In Amazon's 'Hand Of God'". Deadline. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
- Abrams, Natalie (29 August 2014). "'New Girl': Jess to woo 'Once Upon a Time' hunk". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved 26 October 2014.