Colin Morgan was born on 1 January 1986.
He is a Northern Irish actor from Armagh best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. Morgan attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004. He went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he graduated in 2007. In November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.
On stage in 2007, Morgan debuted as Vernon Little in the title role of the Young Vic's adaptation of DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little and as Esteban in the Old Vic stage adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's "Todo sobre mi madre" (All About My Mother). In 2008, he appeared as Jimmy Rosario in the Young Vic production of Thomas Babe's "A Prayer For My Daughter" In 2011, he played Carlos in the Royal Court Theatre production of Colombian dramaturg Pedro Miguel Rozo's play "Our Private Life". Subsequently Colin appeared as the sprite "Ariel" in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at the Globe Theatre and most recently (Nov 2013) as Skinny Luke in 'Mojo" at the Harold Pinter Theatre. On 9th Dec 2012 Morgan performed in "Step in Time" at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala in aid of The Old Vic Trust.
In film, Morgan appears as Calum in Island, a film adaptation of Jane Rogers' novel Island, and as Cathal in the award winning Irish film Parked.
Morgan featured in two minor TV roles: John Leary in sketches on The Catherine Tate Show (2007) and Jethro Cane in the Doctor Whoepisode "Midnight" (2008). He played the title role in BBC TV series Merlin from 2008 to 2012, for which he won a National Television Award.
He and co-star Bradley James, travelled on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009. On 14th April 2012 Morgan performed readings from survivor's accounts and testimonials during Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film broadcast live on BBC2 from Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Film and television
2007 The Catherine Tate Show - John Leary - Episode: Christmas Special
2008 Doctor Who - Jethro Cane - Episode: Midnight
2008-2012 Merlin - Merlin - Main role
2009 The Real Merlin and Arthur - himself - TV one-off accompanied by Bradley James
2010 Parked - Cathal O'Regan
2011 Island - Calum
2013 Quirke - Jimmy Minor - Episode: Elegy
2014 The fall - Tom Anderson
2015 Humans - Leo - Filming Autumn 2014 for a 2015 premiere
2015 Testament of Youth - Victor Richardson - World Premiere: 14 Oct 2014; UK: 2 Jan 2015
2015 Legend - Frankie Shea
2007 All about my mother Esteban Old Vic Theatre
2007 Vernon God Little - Vernon Little - Young Vic Theatre
2008 A prayer for my daughter - Jimmy - Young Vic Theatre
2011 Our Private Life Carlos - Royal Court Theatre
2012 The Twenty four Musicals Celebrity Gala - Gary - Old Vic Theatre
2013 The Tempest - Ariel - Shakespeare's Globe
2013-14 Mojo - Skinny Luke - Harold Pinter Theatre
2009 Cry babies Roger - BBC Radio 4
2014 Good omens - Newton Pulsifer - BBC Radio 4 in production
2012 Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film - Documentary
2014 Addicts Symphony - Documentary
2012 Merlin the game - voice of Merlin
Jack and the Beanstalk - Archie - RSAMD
The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Singer - RSAMD
The Tempest - Ferdinand - RSAMD
plasticine - Groom/Grand - RSAMD
Last Supper - Young Man/Chorus - RSAMD
Vassa - Semyon - RSAMD
God the Game Show - Stewart - RSAMD
Bite of the Night - First Youth/Chorus - RSAMD
2008 Variety Club Showbiz Awards - Outstanding Newcomer Merlin - Won
2009 Monte Carlo TV Festival awards - Outstanding Actor - (Drama)Merlin - Nominated
2010 Monte Carlo TV Festival awards - Outstanding Actor - (Drama)Merlin - Nominated
2011 Monte Carlo TV Festival awards - Outstanding Actor - (Drama)Merlin - Nominated
2012 Virgin Media TV Awards - Best Actor - Merlin - Won
2013 National Television Award - Drama Performance: male - Merlin - Won
2013 SFX Awards - Best Actor - Merlin - Won
2013 Broadway World West End Awards - Best Featured Actor in a New Production of a Play - Ariel in The Tempest - Won
2013 National Television Award Drama Performance: male Merlin won