Jan. 1st, 1986
Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
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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. Colin went to Integrated College Dungannon in Dungannon. 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 graduate from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007.
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.
Morgan featured in minor TV roles: John Leary in sketches on The Catherine Tate Show in 2007 and Jethro in the Doctor Who episode "Midnight" in 2008, before playing the title role in BBC TV series Merlin in 2008, 2009, 2010. He accompanied actor Bradley James on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales The Real Merlin & Arthur in 2009.
He made his radio acting debut in Cry Babies by Kim Newman on BBC Radio 4 (March 2009).
Colin will play the character Calum in Island, a film adaptation of Jane Rogers' novel Island and will appear as Cathal in a new film comedy-drama Parked currently in production in Ireland, due July 2010.
- Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007.
- He is a vegetarian.