James Morgan (actor)
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8 August 1985 |
Maesteg, Wales, UK
James Morgan (born 8 August 1985) is a Welsh actor.
James Morgan was born in Maesteg, South Wales on 8 August 1985. 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 acting in 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 in Singin' in the Rain for Bridgend County Youth Theatre.
In 2008 Morgan joined the Swansea Little Theatre - the company that once counted Dylan Thomas as a member - playing George Milton in John 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 Swanseas, playing the role of Ethan in the musical adaptation of The Full Monty. With positive reviews after a full house run at the Dylan Thomas Theatre the show was transferred to the Grand Theatre, Swansea for a one-off final performance.
Away from the stage Morgan has taken a 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 2004.
In 2010 Morgan appeared on BBC1 in The Indian Doctor, a period comedy drama set in the 1960's, with a cast that included Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ayesha Dharker, Mark Williams and Beth Robert. 2012 saw his return to show playing the role of minor Harri. In 2011 he appeared in the lead role of Jason Rees in the Seraphim Pictures short film The Final Punchline.
- Neil Collins (2008-05-27). "Actors bag roles in theatre that taught Dylan Thomas".South Wales Echo.
- Ella-Louise Gilbert (2008-06-12). "Striking, disturbing and beautiful - review of Of Mice and Men". Theatre in Wales.
- Glamorgan Drama League. "Glammies acting nominations 09".
- Graham Williams (2010-05-14). "Feel-good show with a heart is the Full Monty - review of The Full Monty". South Wales Evening Post.