Every part, every performance I have ever taken has just been about feeding that desire to act. - Colin on his reason for acting.
Name: Colin Morgan
Date of Birth: January 1st 1986
Place of Birth: Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of many fans rests on the shoulder of a young actor. His name…Colin Morgan.
The Journey So Far
At some stage, during Colin’s time at school, he got the ‘taste’ for acting. He did several productions at school and at the tender age of 18, he was accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now known as Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) to do a BA (Hons) in Acting. He remained there until 2007, performing in plays such as Jack and the Beanstalk, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Tempest and Vassa.
My favourite production was the panto. We did Jack and the Beanstalk with a superhero theme. My character was Archie but his superhero alter ego was Marble Archie. It’s such ridiculous fun and unique because no other drama school would do panto. – Colin on Jack and the Beanstalk
It was coming towards the end of his time at RSAMD when Colin stepped into his first professional role.
Vernon God Little
It was rare for an actor to get a job straight out of drama school than to get one whilst they were still training, but something about Colin must have got Rufus Norris interested.
“It was nice of DBC Pierre to say that he thought I really looked like Vernon. It was good casting I suppose.”
It must have been an amazing opportunity for Colin to not only be working with professionals, but to get the chance to put his training to the test in a professional acting job playing the title lead of Vernon God Little. In 2007, he took the stage to enormous praise.
All About My Mother
Colin carried on his stage career taking on the role of Esteban (a teenager who wanted to be a writer.
Catherine Tate Show
This year also debuted him onto the BBC where he starred in the Christmas special of the Catherine Tate Show. Not many people will forget him playing John Leary, the poor awkward son that was put through some rather hilarious situations It saw us see Colin handling comedy (and a chocolate something) which we full-heartedly applaud him for. This was broadcast on 25th December 2007 on BBC One.
“It was my first filming job really, so it was a great thing to be a part of…”
Even though he was only in for one short episode, Colin’s character Jethro Cane quickly became loved. Whether it was because of his ‘space goth’ appearance or for the way he went from somewhat childish and listening to his iPod to quickly becoming involved in a tense situation involving the Doctor. Midnight was broadcast on 14 June 2008 and exposed the world to this talented actor from Northern Ireland.
A Prayer for My Daughter
Moving quickly from Doctor Who to more stage-work, Colin took on the complicated role of Jimmy, a Puerto Rican New Yorker. What better to expand his skills than this? He described his character Jimmy as someone who ”…has a lot of childlike aspects. He’s described as being disturbed and hard to get a line on. He’s a pretty messed-up individual.” This opened to the public at the Old Vic Theatre in 6 February 2008.
“When they told me I’d been cast I was ridiculously delighted. I ran around my flat screaming,”
What can be said about Merlin? This life-changing series came into our lives in the UK on 20 September 2008. No-one knew what it would be like or whether it would even last one season, but it was clear from the very first episode that it was going to be something very special.