Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is a Northern Irish film, television and theatre actor best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. He made his West End theatre acting debut in 2007 as Vernon Little in DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little. Since then, he has been in the London theatre productions Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother, 2007), Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter (2008), Pedro Miguel Rozo's Our Private Life (2011), Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (2012), Shakespeare's The Tempest (2013), and Jez Butterworth's Mojo (2013–14). His first main part on television was as the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin (2008–12).
Morgan is a recent addition to the second series of award-winning Northern Ireland television crime drama The Fall (2014) as Tom Anderson. He will also portray the lead role Leo in the AMC/Channel 4 Sci-fi TV Series Humans (2015). His film roles include Parked (2010) and Island (2011). His current film projects Testament of Youth and Legend are scheduled for release in 2015. Additionally, he has been cast as Sean MacDiarmada in The Rising (2016).
For his performance in Merlin, he has received the Outstanding Newcomer award from Variety Club Showbiz Awards (2008), nominations for Outstanding Actor (Drama) in the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards (2009, 2010, 2011), the Best Actor award in Virgin Media TV Awards (2012), and the prestigious Best Actor in Drama Performance: Male award in National Television Awards (2013). He also won Best Featured Actor in a New Production of a Play as Ariel in the Shakespeare play, The Tempest, in Broadway World West End Awards (2013). On October 2013, he was in the number one spot in BuzzFeed's "The 17 Rising British Actors Most Likely To Do A Cumberbatch." And on April 2014, The Daily Edge included him in their list of "8 young Irish actors who could be on the brink of global stardom." Additionally, on December 2014, The Independent listed him as one of their "Bright Young Things: 10 Faces to Watch in 2015."..
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