Colin Morgan is an Irish actor best known for playing the title role in the television series Merlin.
He was born on January 1, 1986, in Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK.
In 2007, Colin graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
In the same year, he made his London theatre debut as the title character in DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little. ”When I got offered that role, I just couldn’t believe it,” he said. ”I think Rufus Norris took a bit of a risk giving it to me, being someone who had never done a professional role before.”
His first role in television was on The Catherine Tate Show (2007).
From 2008 to 2012, Colin portrayed a young and powerful warlock (Merlin) in the fantasy-adventure drama Merlin.
Other main cast includes Bradley James as Arthur Pendragon, Angel Coulby as Guinevere, Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon, and Katie McGrath as Morgana.
”His life’s goal is still to get magic accepted,” Colin said about his character in an interview with BBC. He also said: ”Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for things turning out positively, but rarely gets credit for that.”
”Even when I was really young, I wanted to perform and do shows,” Morgan said in another interview. ”If I ever saw magic on television, I would say: ‘I want that. That’s what I want from Santa Claus.’”
In 2014, he portrayed WWI British soldier Victor Richardson in ”Testament of Youth,” a drama film based on a memoir written by Vera Brittain.
The Living and the Dead
In 2016, Colin appeared in six episodes of the TV mini-series ”The Living and the Dead” as Nathan Appleby. The show is about Nathan Appleby and his wife, whose farm is at the center of several supernatural occurrences.
”The Living And The Dead is one of those scripts that you read and are instantly compelled and engaged by,” Morgan said before the filming started. ”I can’t wait to start working on it with the wonderful creative team.”
Also in 2016, Colin starred as Duke of Blackwood in ”The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” a fantasy action-adventure film that was directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. The film grossed more than $165 million worldwide.
From 2015 to 2018, Morgan starred in 24 episodes of Humans, a science fiction television series that explores the emotional impact of blurring the lines between humans and machines.
He plays Leo Elster, a part-synth fugitive on a mission to be reunited with his family.
”I read the script and thought it was absolutely fantastic, and I was highly intrigued by Leo, the character,” Morgan told Collider. He went on to say: ”I didn’t really know what his full backstory was, but I really wanted to know what was going on and why he was the way he was.”
Colin Morgan is not married and there is no information about his girlfriend.
There is a rumor that Colin and Katie McGrath are together and even engaged, however, this is a baseless fabrication from other celebrity sites.
In 2018, McGrath said that Morgan is like a little brother to her.
Note – Katie McGrath is an Irish actress best known for portraying Morgana Pendragon on the series Merlin. She also portrayed Zara in the film Jurassic World.
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5′ 11¼” (1.81 m)
”If I had auditioned for ‘Merlin’ on magic alone, I don’t think I’d have got it.”
”Merlin was five years of my life. I enjoyed every year, every day.”
”I have always liked escapism and films with heightened reality, but I also equally enjoy gritty dramas as well.”
”My sights have always been on acting, on the creative process, never the lifestyle.”
”One of the most important things is to remind yourself of where you are from and be thankful.”
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He’s vegetarian due to lactose-intolerance.
Colin Morgan – Net Worth
Morgan earned most of his wealth from performing in over 24 movies and TV series, including Merlin, The Living and the Dead, The Fall, The Crown, Island, National Theatre Live: All My Sons, Humans, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and Children in Need.
Colin also voiced Merlin in the video game – ”Merlin: The Game.” Therefore, actor Colin Morgan has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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