The Jackal Magazine Interview

Here is Colin’s interview for The Jackal Magazine

First in our new series exploring craftsmanship for the 21st century is actor Colin Morgan. Born and brought up in Northern Ireland, he got his first taste of mainstream success playing the titular role in the BBC series Merlin back in 2008. Over the past decade he has played title roles in The Fall and Humans, and is currently starring in Arthur Miller‘s All My Sons at the Old Vic alongside Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Jenna Coleman.

We sat down with the actor in between scene-readings to talk to him about why a bit of adversity can be a good thing for committing to your chosen career, how the auditions that don’t go his way helped him and why no matter how experienced he gets, he’ll always want to learn more about his craft.

Basic instinct

Acting wasn’t a conscious choice. It sort of chose me. There were no outside influences, like a film I watched or an actor that made me want to be one, too. I’d describe it as a natural instinct.

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All My Sons Production Images

First production images from Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons with Colin Morgan, Sally Field, Jenna Coleman and Bill Pullman. Credit: Old Vic Theatre . Thanks to Far Far Away Site.

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