Colin Morgan Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Colin Morgan

Birthday :

January 1, 1986

Also Known For :

TV Actor

Birth Place :

Armagh, Ulster, United Kingdom

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Colin Morgan is an actor.He was born in Northern Ireland. Morgan played the role of main character in BBC make believe series Merlin

Early Life

Colin Morgan was born on 1st January 1986 in Armagh, Northern Ireland.Colin Morgan was born to the couple Bernard and Bernadette.His father was a painter and a decorator while his mother, Bernadette a nurse. Colin Morgan has an elder brother Neil. They were brought up as Roman Catholic.



Colin Morgan joined the Integrated College Dungannon in 1997. Morgan obtained a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004. Morgan graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2007. Morgan’s talents were recognized by Rufus Norris, and Morgan made his premiere in West End Theatre. His presentation of the title role in Vernon God Little was the basis of his assessment for his final grade.

Colin Morgan was awarded the Distinction for his involvement in Arts from the Belfast Metropolitan College in November 2010.



Colin Morgan featured in many college creations such as Surgical Sensations at St. Senapods and Bad Day at Black Frog Creek.

Morgan, in 2007, featured in Young Vic as Vernon God Little. This was his premiere in London. Colin received appreciation from The Telegraph. The same year, Morgan acted as Esteban, an upcoming young writer in Old Vic, a TV version of Pedro Almodovar'sTodosobre mi Madre (All About My Mother) against Diana Rigg. Colin Morgan was awarded the 2007 London Newcomer of the Year in the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards.

Morgan in 2008, acted in the Young Vic presentation of Thomas Babe’s A Prayer for My Daughter. Colin Morgan received appreciation from The Independent and the Variety.

Morgan in 2011, acted in the play, Our Private Life, by Pedro Miguel Rozotheproduced by Royal Court Theatre. Colin Morgan received good opinion from the press. In 2012, Morgan acted as Gray, a dance teacher wooing to gain the heart of one of his pupils, in Step in Time at The Old Vic musical festival in aid of Old Vic Trust.

Morgan, in 2013, acted against Prospero by Roger Allam, as Ariel in The Tempest, a Globe Theatre creation. Colin got appreciation from The Washington Post. In the next two years, Morgan premiered in West End as Skinny Luke the comedy Major by Jez Butterworth’s at Harold Printer Theatre. Radio Times appreciated Colin’s role.

Colin Morgan returned to London theatre by acting in Gloria, an amusing play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkin, in 2017.

Colin Morgan is planning to premiere in National Theatre in May 2018 featuring in Translations by Brian Friel, guided by Ian Rickson



Morgan made his appearance in 2007 as homosexual son John Leary on Christmas Special of The Catherine Tate Show. In 2008Morgan featured as a disagreed emo space boy, Jethro Cane against David Tennant , in the episode Midnight

Morgan during the years 2008-2012, featured in the BBC-TV sequence Merlin. Morgan played the leading role in this sequence. Morgan achieved many awards such as Caron Keating Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2008 and the Best Actor in Drama Performance: Male award in 2013 National Television Awards.

Morgan played the role of a motivated correspondent of the Irish lawbreaking play Quirke on the model of the book by John Banville. He also featured as a private eye with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in the event The Fall.

Morgan went to play the character of a secretive outlaw Leo Elster in Humans, in ANC channel, a modified play of the Swedish event Real Hymans. Moran received extremely favorable comments by reviewers.

Morgan in 2016, co-acted with actress Charlotte Spencer in a leading role as Nathan Appleby in the sequence The Living and the Dead. He played the role of a person collecting evidence for ghost haunted places.

Morgan then repeated his appearances in The Fall and Humans.



Morgan then to move to venture into the film field. Colin Morgan featured onthe Irish film Parked as a drug addict. Morgan’s performance received many praised comments from film criticsand the director, Darragh Byrne.

Morgan featured in the film Island, a modified version of Jane Rogers’ story of the same title. He then played the character of a British warrior, Victor Richardson, in BBC Films and Heyday Films an adapted version of WWI description Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. Morgan spared no efforts to make his role as a soldier as a success. The British Film Institute praised Morgan as a rising star.

Morgan featured in the leading roles of the film Legend made on the story of the book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson.

Morgan in 205, made a film, The Laughing King, for the aid of ‘Campaign Against Living Miserably’ and played the character of Jake, a youth who arrived in Blackpool with the intention of committing suicide. This film was displayed on Jan.2016 at the London Short Film Festival.

Morgan depicted the character of Duke of Blackwood in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ as a part of The Huntsman: Winter’s War’He also featured in Waiting for you in June 2015, co-featur9ing with French thespian Fanny Ardant. M

During the years, 2016-17, Morgan featured in the documentary The Happy Prince co-starring with Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, in Bavaria, Germany. Morgan played the character that gave the title in Benjamin guided by Simson Amstell.

Morgan featured in some BBC Radio programs: as Roger in the play‘Cry Babies’ by Kim Newman; as Newton Pulsifer, an audio adaptation of the book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett guided by Dirk Maggs and produced by Heather Larmour.

Morgan presented, in 2016, the Autumn Journal on BBC about Louis MacNeice’s lyrical version of life in 1938 against the background of the Munich Agreement.

Morgan depicted Tom on the BBC radio play ‘Keeping in Touch’ about the love story of Baroness Joan Bakewell with famous dramatist Harold Pinter.

Morgan depicted George in ‘The Coming of Martians’ a play version of ‘The War of the World’ by H.G.Wells, guided by Lisa Bowerman.



Morgan rendered the experiences of survivor of Titanic which sank on 14th April 2012: A Commemoration in Music and Film live on BBC from Belfast’s Waterfront Hall

Morgan described the ‘Addicts Symphony’ on Channel 4.He spoke Merlin’s play events, Merlin: The Game


Morgan was endorsing the principles of ‘A Night Less Ordinary’ sponsored by Arts Council England and offered three drama tickets to under 26 years old.

Morgan donated a work of art from Merlin: Colin and Bradley Quest event to BBC Children in Need. The piece of art was sold for 620 pounds

Morgan volunteered to collect money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. He participated in the ’24 Hour Musicals’ – a group of 30 thespians, directors, authors and musicians – to produce musicals in 24 hours. The task produced four debuts before listeners of over 1000. The program collected 182,000 pounds to encourage developing aptitude, schools, and community


Morgan has achieved numerous awards for his excellence: Theatergoers’ Choice Awards – nominated(2008), Variety Club Showbiz Award(2009), Seoul International Drama Awards (2009), Monte Car;o TV Festival Awards(2010 and 2011), TV Quick Awards (2011 and 2012), National Television Awards(2012and 2013), SFX Awards (2013), Broadway World West End Awards (2013).

Private Life

Colin Morgan is a vegetarian. He advocates moral fairness in products, packaging, and advertisement. Yoga is also his favorite. He is shy of social media and against superstar ethos.

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