Colin Morgan Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Actor, Net Worth, Salary, and Instagram

Colin Morgan Biography

Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish actor famed for his role in the BBC fantasy series, Merlin (2008–2012), Leo Elster in Humans (2015–2018), and Billy Clanton in Kenneth Branagh’s, Belfast (2021). Further, he began his acting career in 2007.

Colin Morgan Age

Morgan was born on January 1, 1986, in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is 37 years old as of 2022.

Colin Morgan Height

Morgan stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 11 inches.

Colin Morgan Family

Morgan was born to Bernard and Bernadette. Bernard, his father served as a painter and decorator while Bernadette, his mother served as a nurse. The couple has three kids counting Morgan. Both his brothers were raised Roman Catholic.

Colin Morgan Wife

Morgan is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There were rumors and speculations of him having a relationship and being engaged to Katie McGrath and Bradley James. All served in the film, Merlin.

Colin Morgan Net Worth

Morgan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.

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Colin Morgan Education

When Morgan completed his high school education at Integrated College Dungannon, he went on to attend Belfast Metropolitan College. While there, he starred in a number of college productions counting  Surgical Sensations at St. Senapods and Bad Day at Black Frog Creek. In 2004, he attained a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education. Further, he became a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2007.

During the last years of his undergraduate course, theatre director Rufus Norris discovered him. Morgan left three-quarters of the way through to make his professional London West End theatre launch as the title character in Vernon God Little. After his performance was praised, he utilized it as an assessment for his final grade. In November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College honored him with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.

Colin Morgan Career

Morgan is an actor famed for his role in the BBC fantasy series, Merlin (2008–2012), Leo Elster in Humans (2015–2018), and Billy Clanton in Kenneth Branagh’s, Belfast (2021). Further, he began his acting career in 2007. Nonetheless, he made his London theatre debut in 2007 when he starred as the title character in DBC Pierre’s, Vernon God Little. Following this, he made appearances in theatre productions. For instance, Pedro Almodóvar’s, Todo Sobre Mi Madre (“All About My Mother”) in 2007, and Thomas Babe’s, A Prayer for My Daughter in 2008.

In 2011, he starred in Pedro Miguel Rozo’s, Our Private Life. Moreover, in 2012, he featured in Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala. Additionally, he starred in Shakespeare’s, The Tempest in 2013, and Jez Butterworth’s, Mojo in 2013 and 2014 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. In July 2008, Screen International dubbed him a “Star of Tomorrow.” Morgan returned to London theatre in 2017 and appeared in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’comic drama, Gloria. However, it was in May 2018 that he made his National Theatre debut.

He starred in the new production of Brian Friel’s Translations, directed by Ian Rickson. In early 2020, he performed at the Bridge Theatre for Caryl Churchill’s A Number opposite Roger Allam. Further, his initial TV appearance was when he played the embarrassed gay son, John Leary in sketches on The Catherine Tate Show’s“Christmas Special.” In 2008, he played the contrasting teenager, Jethro Cane opposite David Tennant in the fan-favorite Doctor Who episode “Midnight.”

Following 2013 back-to-back stage productions, he reappeared in an episode of the 1950s Irish crime drama Quirke, based on the books by John Banville. In the drama, he played the role of an ambitious journalist. Later, in 2013, he starred as a detective sergeant in the second series of The Fall.

Later that year, he took on the role of detective sergeant alongside Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in the second series of The Fall. In preparation prepare for his performance, he read up on police procedures and spoke to the set’s policy advisor. Also, he conducted an unscripted interview with two police officers he saw in the street in London. In June 2015, he starred as the mysterious fugitive, Leo Elster in Humans. The film is a British-American AMC/Channel 4 eight-part science-fiction drama adapted from the Swedish series, Real Humans.

In the summer of 2016, he starred alongside actress Charlotte Spencer in the BBC One Victorian-era ghost hunter series, The Living and the Dead as Nathan Appleby. Later, in 2016, he redid his roles in The Fall Sn 3, and Humans Sn 2. From October 2009 to March 2011, he served as an ambassador for the A Night Less Ordinary scheme. Else, he served as a contributor to a painting from the Merlin: Colin and Bradley Quest series to the 2010 BBC Children in Need auction. The painting sold for £620.00.

On 9 April 2011, he collected funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Additionally, on 9 December 2012, he starred as part of the 24-Hour Musicals at the Old Vic Theatre. The musical brought together over  30 actors, directors, writers, and composers to generate four short musicals in just 24 hours. The process peaked in four world premieres presented to an audience of over 1,000. Also, it raised £182,000 for the work that the theatre does with surfacing talent, schools, and the community.

Colin Morgan-Merlin

In the film, Merlin, Morgan plays the role of Merlin in the film. Merlin is a young warlock who serves as Arthur’s servant and Gaius’ ward. Secretly, he must develop his magical gifts under the gaze of Kings Uther and Arthur, both of whom despise magic whereas Uther banned magic in the kingdom of Camelot.

After his performance, Morgan attained nominations and secured a couple of awards. For instance,  the Caron Keating Outstanding Newcomer Award in the 56th annual Variety Club Showbiz Award ceremony on 16 November 2008. Also, he attained the Best Actor in Drama Performance: Male award at the 2013 National Television Awards at the end of the series.

For his performance in Merlin, he earned a nomination for Outstanding Actor (Drama) in the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Before auditioning for the role, he mistakenly received the script for Prince Arthur. Five minutes before his audition, he read and auditioned for the part. Additionally, he voiced Merlin’s game sequences in 2012’s Merlin: The Game.

Colin Morgan Katie McGrath

McGrath is an Irish actress famed for portraying Morgana Pendragon in the BBC One series Merlin (2008–2012).  She and Morgan worked starred in the film, Merlin together. Rumors regarding their romantic relationship began during the last season of Merlin due to their on-screen chemistry in the film and closeness during interviews. Later, both Morgan and McGrath debunked the claims and she referred to him as her “little brother.” Fortunately or Unfortunately, Morgan and McGrath are friends.

Colin Morgan Bradley James

James is an English actor famed for his portrayal of Prince Arthur Pendragon in the film, Merlin. Rumors of him and Morgan having an intimate sparked due to their on-screen chemistry in the film and bromance. Flames of the rumors were fanned further when the pair attended the red carpet in matching tuxedos. However, James said that they have a bromance relationship in real life.

Colin Morgan Sexual Orientation(Gay Or Straight)

Morgan is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. Further, details regarding his sexual orientation are not available to the public/private. Further, rumors that Morgan was gay sparked after his commendable performance as a rising young gay filmmaker struggling to copy his early success, Benjamin in the 2018 British comedy-drama, Benjamin. Also, his alleged relationship with English actor, Bradley James fanned the homosexuality rumors.

Colin Morgan Radio and Narration

In March 2009, Morgan partook in the BBC Radio play, Cry Babies by Kim Newman on BBC Radio 4 as Roger. Moreover, he starred as Newton Pulsifer in the first audio dramatization of the famous book, Good Omens in December 2014 on BBC Radio 4. On December 4th, 2016, he read Autumn Journal on BBC Radio 3.

During the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking on 14 April 2012, he performed readings from survivor accounts and testimonials during Titanic: A Commemoration in Music and Film. It was broadcast live on BBC2 from Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. On August 27th,  2014, he narrated Big Mountain Productions’ Addicts Symphony on Channel 4.

Colin Morgan Audiobook

During his career, Morgan recorded audiobooks such as;

  1. The Young Lion: Birth of the Plantagenet on Audible
  2. The Lion Rampant: Birth of the Plantagenets on Audible
  3. The Vault: Audible Original on Audible
  4. The Worldship Humility on Audible
  5. The Lions’ Torment: Birth of the Plantagenets on Audible
  6. The Lioness Wakes on Audible
  7. Slaine: The Horned God on Audible

Colin Morgan Other Films and TV Shows

During his career, Morgan has starred in many films and TV shows such as;

  1. The Crown(2019) as John Armstrong
  2. Testament of Youth(2014) as Victor Richardson
  3. The Happy Prince(2018) as Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas
  4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War(2016) as Duke of Blackwood
  5. Jack and the Beanstalk as Archie
  6. Benjamin(2018) as Benjamin
  7. Mammals(2022) as Jeff Wilson
  8. The Laughing King(2016) as Jake
  9. Long Day’s Journey Into Night as Edmund Tyrone
  10. Waiting for You(2017) as Paul Ashton

Colin Morgan Social Media Platforms

He doesn’t have social media accounts. Further, he commented on the issue of social media commenting that you only need to google yourself or social media once to never want to do it again.

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