Jan. 1st, 1986
Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
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Colin Morgan (born January 1, 1986) is a Northern Irish actor, best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin.
Morgan attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004. He went on to study at the Royal
Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he graduated from in 2007. In November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.
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 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. On Dec 9, 2012 Morgan performed in Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala in aid of The Old Vic Trust. In 2013, he played Ariel in the Globe Theatre production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Skinny in Jez Butterworth's dark comedy Mojo in the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End (until January 2014).
Morgan appears as Calum in Island, a film adaptation of Jane Rogers' novel Island, and as Cathal in the award winning Irish film Parked.
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 played the title role in BBC TV series Merlin from 2008 to 2012, for which he won a National Television Award.
He, and co-star 'Bradley James', travelled on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009. On April 14, 2012 Morgan performed readings from survivor's accounts and testimonials during Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film broadcast live on BBC2 from Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Morgan has taken part in one BBC Radio play, Cry Babies by Kim Newman, on BBC Radio 4 (March 2009)
Though the television series Merlin has come to an end Bradly and Morgan as well as the knights remain close friends.
- Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007.
- He is a vegetarian.