Colin Morgan


Colin Morgan
Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan, February 2011
Born 1 January 1986 (1986-01-01) (age 25)
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is an actor from Armagh, Northern Ireland, best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. Morgan went to Integrated College Dungannon and, during his third year, won the 'Denis Rooney Associates' Cup awarded to the best overall student of that academic year. After gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) and studying at Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004, he went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), situated in Glasgow, from where he graduated in 2007.[1] In November 2010 The Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.[2]

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Career

On stage in 2007, Morgan debuted as Vernon Little in the title role of the Young Vic's adaptation of DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little[3] and as Esteban in the Old Vic stage adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother). In 2008, he appeared as Jimmy Rosario in the Young Vic production of Thomas Babe's A Prayer For My Daughter. In 2011, he played Carlos in the Royal Court Theatre production of Colombian dramaturg Pedro Miguel Rozo's play Our Private Life.[4]

In film, Morgan appears as Calum in Island,[5][6] a film adaptation of Jane Rogers' novel Island, and as Cathal[7] in the Irish comedy-drama film Parked.[8]

Morgan featured in two minor TV roles: John Leary in sketches on The Catherine Tate Show (2007) and Jethro Cane in the Doctor Who episode "Midnight" (2008). He plays the title role in BBC TV series Merlin, in production since 2008. He, and boyfriend Bradley James, travelled on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009.

Morgan has taken part in one BBC Radio play, Cry Babies by Kim Newman, on BBC Radio 4 (March 2009).[9]

Selected credits

Film and television

Year Title Role Format Notes
2007 The Catherine Tate Show John Leary TV series Minor role
2008 Doctor Who Jethro Cane TV series 1 episode: "Midnight"
2008–present Merlin Merlin TV series Title/main role
2009 The Real Merlin and Arthur Self TV one-off Accompanied by Bradley James
2010 Parked Cathal Film
2011 Island Calum Feature film

Theatre

Year Title Role Theatre
2007 Vernon God Little Vernon Young Vic Theatre, London
2007 All About My Mother Esteban Old Vic, London
2008 A Prayer for My Daughter Jimmy Young Vic Theatre, London
2011 Our Private Life Carlos Royal Court Theatre, London

Radio

Year Title Role
2009 Cry Babies Roger

Awards

Year Award Category Role Result
2008 Variety Club Showbiz Awards[10] Outstanding Newcomer Merlin in Merlin Won
2009 Monte Carlo TV Festival awards[11] Outstanding Actor (Drama) Nominated
2010 Monte Carlo TV Festival awards[12] Outstanding Actor (Drama) Nominated

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