Colin Morgan Biography
Colin Morgan was born on 1st January 1986 in Armagh, United Kingdom. He is an actor known for his role as Merlin in the TV series ‘Merlin’.
He graduated from the prestigious dramatic school, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in 2007. During the last year of his undergraduate course, he was discovered by theatre director, Rufus Norris and made his West End debut in Vernon God Little. In November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.
His breakthrough role came in 2008, playing the titular character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Colin has appeared on The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who and BBC crime series, Quirke.
He plays half-man, half-synth Leo Elster in Humans. Humans series three will return to Channel 4 on May 17, 2018. Upon its return, the show – which airs on Channel 4 and AMC – will run for eight episodes. The show is set in the present day but in a parallel universe where every family has its own Synth, a highly developed robot that’s eerily similar to a real human. Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV, described the TV show as “thrilling”.
Colin Morgan Age
He was born on 1st January 1986 (32 years old as of 2018) in Armagh, Northern Ireland to Bernard, a painter and decorator, and Bernadette, a nurse.
Colin Morgan Merlin
He plays Merlin on ‘Merlin’, a servant boy to Prince Arthur who has the ability to do magic but he can’t control it, it just happens. He believes he will be quite safe in that environment, that he will able to use his powers in a free way. His destiny is intertwined with Prince Arthur’s and he is supposed to save him.
Bradley James and Colin Morgan
Bradley James and Colin both appeared on Merlin as Arthur and Merlin respectively. Arthur is the prince and Merlin is his servant.
Colin Morgan The Fall
He joined ‘The Fall’ season 2 as Detective Sergent Tom Anderson. He works as part of a major Investigation Team, he is assigned to Operation Music man as Stella Gibson’s right-hand.
Colin Morgan Humans
He plays Leo Elster, in Humans, the son of David Elster and his wife, Beatrice Elster. When he was young, he and his family moved to a large manor in the country because of his father’s dislike of attention and his mother’s illness. Due to the latter, his father created Mia, his first sentient synth, to take care of him. Later, David created the other sentient synths Fred, Niska, and Max all of whom Leo regarded as family.
Tragedy struck, however, when he was 13; his mother Beatrice escaped from her caregivers and abducted her son, then drove their car into a lake. Both Leo and his mother drowned, but Mia brought Leo to the surface and back to his father, who resurrected him as a human-synth hybrid. David later created a synth replacement for his wife, to the horror of his son and the other synths, so David told her to leave. David took her out to the woods to kill her, but couldn’t, so he returned to the house, told his son and the synths to get out and then committed suicide. His father’s last order to Leo was to take care of the synths.
Colin Morgan Neil Morgan
Neil Morgan is Colin’s older brother.
Colin Morgan Girlfriend | Colin Morgan Engaged
Colin has been dating Jurassic World actress Katie McGrath since 2010 after meeting on the set of Merlin, and the two became engaged in 2016.
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is Colin Morgan Married to Katie Mcgrath
The two are engaged.
Colin Morgan Wife – Colin Morgan Wedding
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Colin Morgan Height
He stands at 5ft 11 ¼ (181 cm).
Colin Morgan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Colin Morgan Movies and TV Shows
Colin Morgan Movies
- 2010: Parked
- 2011: Island
- 2014: Testament of Youth
- 2015: Legend
- 2016: The Laughing King
- 2016: The Huntsman: Winter’s War
- 2017: Waiting for You
- 2018: The Happy Prince
- 2018: Benjamin
- 2007: Vernon God Little
- 2007: All About My Mother
- 2008: A Prayer for My Daughter
- 2011: Our Private Life
- 2012: The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala
- 2013: The Tempest
- 2013–14: Mojo
- 2017: Gloria
Colin Morgan TV Shows
- 2007: The Catherine Tate Show
- 2008: Doctor Who
- 2008–12: Merlin
- 2009: Merlin: Secrets and Magic
- 2009: The Real Merlin and Arthur
- 2010: Colin & Bradley’s Merlin Quest
- 2014: Quirke
- 2014–16: The Fall
- 2015–present: Humans
- 2016: The Living and the Dead
Colin Morgan Interview with BBC
Why has Merlin been such a success right around the globe?
Colin Morgan: The Arthurian legends themselves have endured for hundreds of years already, and we’re taking them to the next level. Also from series one, the characters just clicked in people’s minds. The writers are so smart about that and are constantly developing the characters in a fascinating way. This fifth series is the most sophisticated in terms of storylines.
Has the series also benefitted from the huge current popularity of the fantasy genre?
Colin Morgan: Absolutely. The fantasy genre is so in at the moment. Viewers want to escape from their lives and watch something that is so separate from their everyday existence. People have always wanted to escape their lives – that’s why they go to movies and the theatre. You can immerse yourself in another world for the duration of the show.
Where are the characters at the beginning of this series?
Colin Morgan: Between the last series and this one, there has been a three-year gap. You get the impression the kingdom is now in very good shape. It is ruled by a King who is becoming grown-up. He has an impressive Queen by his side. They have a good relationship, and they are working very well together.
Where does Merlin fit into all this?
Colin Morgan: He’s very much part of it. His life’s goal is still to get magic accepted. But the kingdom is the most settled it has ever been, and Merlin does not want to do anything that risks that. Arthur associates magic with fear, conflict and betrayal, and for Merlin to be connected to that would be a bad idea. However, as the series builds, Merlin is gradually bringing Arthur towards the point of confronting magic in the most dramatic fashion. It’s very exciting, and people will want to see that. It’s been Merlin’s big dream, but whether it goes to plan or not is another story…
What is it about Merlin and Arthur’s relationship that viewers enjoy so much?
Colin Morgan: They are the king and his servant. They are obviously from very different backgrounds, but they work together towards the same end. Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for things turning out positively, but rarely gets credit for that. The relationship also succeeds because Bradley and I have been working together for five years. People love the banter between the two characters – that’s a very big part of it. Even in the most serious situations, Merlin and Arthur find something to lift them – that’s a huge part of their friendship. You look for comic relief in difficult times. Unfortunately for Merlin, Arthur often takes the mickey out of him, and Merlin can’t answer back – he just has to take it!
Are you pleased that the show attracts such devoted fans?
Colin Morgan: Definitely. The fans are so supportive. It’s amazing when you work on something for so long and find that your fans match your passion – and in many cases exceed it. That’s really gratifying.
Do you generate a lot of attention when you shoot at the chateau in France that doubles for Camelot?
Colin Morgan: Yes. We go to remote locations in Wales where you’re lucky if you run into a flock of birds. Then you go to France, where you run into a flock of fans. They’re there because they love the show, and that’s a huge compliment.
Do you feel Merlin can continue for several more years?
Colin Morgan: There are always new avenues you can go down. The legends have lasted for centuries, and they can always be revamped and retold. You always want to be part of something you’re so passionate about.
Finally, do you think viewers will be thrilled by the fifth series of Merlin?
Colin Morgan: Absolutely. I don’t think the fans will be disappointed in the slightest by this series. In fact, I think they’ll be gripped!
Colin Morgan interview on BBC
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