Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" McGrath is an Irish actress from Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland, best known for playing Morgana in the BBC One TV series Merlin. Imdb & Wiki state that she was born on 24 October 1983 and many fans celebrate this as her birthday. However, we know that this is not actually Katie's birthday.... as referenced in an interview where she says so and says "although it would be fun to have a birthday around this time of year". We do not know Katie's real birthday so we refer to this date as Katie's "Honorary" birthday.
McGrath studied the International Baccalaureate at St. Andrews College before graduating from Trinity College, Dublin with a degree in History. She wanted to work in fashion journalism and took a job at Image magazine, before becoming a wardrobe assistant on the set of The Tudors.
While working on The Tudors, McGrath was advised to try acting, so she sent photographs around Irish agents.
A couple of the producers said I should give acting a try. I just thought, ‘Why not?’ It’s like running away to join the circus, everyone wants to do it when they’re young but then you grow up and get a proper job. But somebody’s got to do it or you wouldn’t have the circus.
McGrath was cast in Damage, an Irish TV-movie in 2007. She also starred in Bedrock Productions's play La Marea at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2007.
She also appeared in the feature films Eden and Freakdog, before being cast in Merlin.
McGrath also starred in a five-part docudrama for Channel 4 exploring the life of Queen Elizabeth II, in which she played a young Princess Margaret.
In 2010, McGrath was cast in Madonna's directorial debut W.E., a King Edward VIII biopic. It was later revealed that McGrath is to play Lady Furness, the king's former mistress who introduces him to Wallis Simpson.
In February 2011, McGrath began filming the comedy-drama film A Princess for Christmas in Romania.
In September 2011, McGrath started voice recording for a character in an upcoming animated short film Trìd an Stoirm. Later that month, McGrath was cast as Oriane Congost inLabyrinth.
2007 Pebble - Tara - Short movie
2007 Damage - Rachel - TV movie
2008 Eden - Trisha
2008 Red mist - Harriet Chambers
2008 The tudors - Bess - Episode: "His Majesty's Pleasure"
2008 The Roaring Twenties - Vixen - mini TV show
2009 The queen - Princess Margaret - Episode: "Margaret"
2011 W.E - Lady Thelma - Furness
2011 A princess for Christmas - Jules Daly - TV movie
2012 Trid and Stoirm - Alice/The Banshee - Animated short movie
2012 Labyrinth - Oriane Congost - mini TV show
2008-2012 Merlin - Morgana - Mainrole
2013 Dracula - Lucy Westenra
2014 Leading lady - Jodi Rutherford
2015 Jurassic World
2015 The Throwaways - Gloria