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