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Colin Morgan is a Actor British born on 1 january 1986 at Armagh (United-kingdom)

Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 january 1986 (33 years) at Armagh (United-kingdom)

Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is a Northern Irish film, television, theatre and radio actor best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin and Leo Elster in the 2015 AMC/Channel 4 sci-fi series Humans.

Morgan made his West End theatre debut in 2007 to critical acclaim as the title character in DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little. He went on to appear in the London theatre productions Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) in 2007, Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter in 2008, Pedro Miguel Rozo's Our Private Life in 2011, Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala in 2012, Shakespeare's The Tempest in 2013, and Jez Butterworth's Mojo during 2013 and 2014.

In addition to his lead role in the fantasy-adventure television programme Merlin (2008–12), Morgan has appeared in The Catherine Tate Show (2007), Doctor Who (2008), Quirke (2014), and The Fall (2014). Recently, he starred in the eight-part sci-fi series Humans (2015) as the mysterious fugitive Leo Elster, and is currently filming BBC One's six-part Victorian era supernatural drama series The Living And The Dead (2016) as the gentleman farmer Nathan Appleby, the central character of the story. Film roles include Parked (2010), Island (2011), Testament of Youth (2015), and Legend (2015). He plays the lead role in The Laughing King (2015), an upcoming short film about male suicide and depression. In 2016, he will star as lead characters Paul Ashton in Waiting for You, a British coming-of-age feature set in France and England, as well as the Irish revolutionary mastermind Seán Mac Diarmada in the Easter Rising centenary commemoration film The Rising. He will also appear as the Duke of Blackwood in the film The Huntsman (2016).

For his performance in Merlin, Morgan received the 2008 Outstanding Newcomer award from Variety Club Showbiz Awards, and was nominated for Outstanding Actor (Drama) in the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011, the Best Actor award in Virgin Media TV Awards in 2012, and the prestigious Best Actor in Drama Performance: Male award in National Television Awards in 2013. In the same year, Morgan won Broadway World West End Awards' Best Featured Actor in a New Production of a Play for his performance as Ariel in The Tempest.

In October 2013, Morgan was ranked in the No. 1 spot in BuzzFeed's "The 17 Rising British Actors Most Likely To Do A Cumberbatch." In April 2014, Irish entertainment website The Daily Edge included Morgan in their list of "8 young Irish actors who could be on the brink of global stardom," and in December 2014, The Independent listed him as one of their "Bright Young Things: 10 Faces to Watch in 2015." In August 2015, Indiewire's entertainment blog The Playlist included him in their list "On The Rise 2015: 20 Actors To Watch.

Biography

Morgan has stated about celebrity culture: If I could change anything about the entertainment industry it would be the 'celebrity culture.' Something has been lost somewhere along the way with the craft of story-telling and I agree with Paul Newman when he said something along the lines of "people don't shoot movies now, they shoot schedules, they shoot budgets." There are of course exceptions but when the creativity is overshadowed by 'the business,' I often feel disappointed by that. We have some amazing filmmakers who are keeping the spirit of the craft alive and that's a hub of excitement I want to be in.
Morgan is a vegetarian, citing allergies and lactose intolerance, and has advocated ethical consumerism. He practises yoga, and has expressed his enthusiasm for it in interviews. "Yoga is phenomenal. I like the breathing, and the focus that it brings. But I can be quite energetic if I’m doing a play. You will often find me running along the corridors to let off steam." He has noted admiration for Terry Pratchett, David Attenborough, Tim Burton and Sam Mendes, as well as the band Death Cab for Cutie.

Morgan is an accomplished Bodhrán (Irish drum) player and has a BAF 1 Star Stage Combat Certificate. Apart from his native Northern Irish one, he has performed with RP English, Scottish, Dublin Irish, London Cockney, and American English accents.

On Social Media networking sites, Morgan does not participate. He only ventures online to check emails or to shop, and you won't catch him being papped, drunk, outside a nightclub. He has said, "There’s no social media or googling yourself. You only have to do it once to learn never to do it again.

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Filmography of Colin Morgan (7 films)

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The Happy Prince
Directed by Rupert Everett
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor
Roles Alfred Bosie Douglas
Rating63% 3.1547053.1547053.1547053.1547053.154705
Les derniers jours d'Oscar Wilde, vivant dans l’échec et la misère…
The Huntsman: Winter's War, 1h54
Directed by Frank Darabont, Cédric Nicolas-Troyan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost
Roles Duke of Blackwood
Rating61% 3.0516753.0516753.0516753.0516753.051675
Il y a fort longtemps, bien avant qu’elle ne tombe sous l’épée de Blanche-Neige, la Reine Ravenna, la méchante belle-mère de Blanche-Neige, avait dû assister, sans mot dire, à la trahison amoureuse qui avait contraint sa sœur Freya, la Reine de Glaces, à quitter leur royaume, le cœur brisé. Celle que l’on appelait Freya, la jeune reine des glaces, à cause de son habilité à geler n’importe quel adversaire, s’employa alors à lever une armée de guerriers impitoyables, au fond d’un palais glacé.
Legend
Legend (2015)
, 2h11
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about families, Gangster films
Actors Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri
Roles Frank Shea
Rating69% 3.498723.498723.498723.498723.49872
The film focuses on the life of Reggie Kray as he seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin, Ronald Kray.
Testament of Youth, 2h10
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Political films
Actors Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Dominic West
Roles Victor Richardson
Rating73% 3.6505853.6505853.6505853.6505853.650585
In 1914, Vera Brittain overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward, her fiancé Roland Leighton, and their friends Victor and Geoffrey, are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France.
Parked
Parked (2010)
, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Colm Meaney, Colin Morgan, Stuart Graham, Michael McElhatton, Diarmuid Noyes, Tatiana Ouliankina
Roles Cathal O'Regan
Rating67% 3.3971853.3971853.3971853.3971853.397185
Fred (Colm Meaney) lives a quiet, isolated life in his car, having lost all hope of improving his situation. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal (Colin Morgan), a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude, who becomes his 'neighbour.' Sharing laughs and the hard times too, Fred and Cathal find the simple, free pleasures of life.