Colin Morgan is a Northern Ireland actor popularly known for his excellent performance in the BBC fantasy TV series “Merlin”. Even before he started playing the role of a wizard in TV series, he was a veteran in on-stage acting and theater performance.
Morgan started acting and performed his first on-stage when he was only 5 years old and after he finished shooting Merlin in 2012, he was recognized as one of the most promising actors in Europe.
In this article, we’ll try to tell you all you need to know about the Wizard, Merlin. We’ll also cover in-depth things you need to know about Colin Morgan like his net worth, age, biography, and girlfriend.
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Colin Morgan Profile Overview
There’s really a lot to say about Colin Morgan because he is arguably one of the best actors in the UK. Before we go over all the details that you should know about Colin Morgan, here’s a table that contains some important facts about this wizard actor.
|Full Name||Colin Morgan|
|Birth Place||Northern Irish or British|
|Birth Date||1st of January 1986|
|Education||Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Colin Morgan Biography
Colin Morgan is born on the 1st of January 1986 in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is the second son of Bernard and Bernadette Morgan. His father was a painter and technician while his mother was a nurse. Every member of his family was born and raised as a Roman Catholic.
In 1997, Morgan was admitted into the Integrated College Dungannon. During his time in college, Morgan was played key roles in different movies including Surgical Sensations at St. Senapods and Bad Day at Black Frog Creek.
After he completed his academic program in the Integrated College Dungannon, he enrolled in the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education for tertiary education in Dramatic and Performing Arts.
Colin Morgan graduated in 2004 and continued his academic program in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During his undergraduate program, he was picked up by Rufus Norris, a theatre director based in the UK, and starred as the main character in his debut movie “Vernon God Little” in the London West End theatre.
According to the Telegraph “Morgan captures all the vulnerability, confusion and gallows humor of the adolescent hero who finds himself at no end of trouble.”
Morgan’s performance received a lot of positive reviews from most movie critics and was used as an assessment for CGPA.
After the movie, Morgan appeared in the Old Vic adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s Todo Sobre mi Madre (All About My Mother) and was nominated for the 2007 London Newcomer of the Year Category in the Whatsonstage Theatregoers’ Choice Awards.
In 2008, he was cast in the Young Vic production in the movie “A Prayer for My Daughter”. Like his previous movies, he was praised for his outstanding performance.
Around the end of November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College honored Morgan with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to drama and theatre arts.
Colin Morgan is best known for his role in the BBC TV series “Merlin” that spanned from 2008 to 2012. According to Johnny Capps, co-creator and executive producer of Merlin, The role of Merlin proved difficult to cast.
They needed an actor who has a broad playing range, lightness of touch, and able to deal with action and magic in the same situation. They instinctively picked Colin Morgan after witnessing his audition and watching his previous onstage performances.
In 2011, Morgan performed in the Royal Court Theatre production of the play “Our Private Life” written by Pedro Miguel Rozo. He also played the role of Ariel in the 2013 Globe Theatre production of The Tempest and ever since Morgan has been appearing in back-to-back stage productions in the UK.
In 2010, Colin Morgan started dating his Merlin co-star, Katie McGrath. The couple got engaged in 2016 but we are still waiting to hear his wedding bells. At the moment, Colin Morgan is 35 and still single.
Colin Morgan Movies & Awards
Colin Morgan has appeared in a number of TV series, films, and stage productions including A Prayer For My Daughter, Merlin, Step In Time, Our Private Life, Island, The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who, Island, and Parked.
In July 2008, Colin Morgan was praised by the film magazine Screen International as the “Star of Tomorrow”. He has been nominated on multiple occasions in the Seoul International Drama Awards, Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards, SFX Awards, Evening Standard Theatre Awards…
He has also won several awards including the Broadway World West End Awards, Virgin Media TV Awards, National Television Awards, Variety Club Showbiz Awards and praised by top shows in the UK for his outstanding performance.
Colin Morgan Net Worth & Salary
Thanks to his appearance and performance in movies, TV shows, theaters, narration, and radio shows, Colin Morgan is a bloody millionaire with a massive net worth estimated to be around $4 Million in April 2020.
Aside from spending moments on healthy fruits and green veggies, Morgan is an active philanthropist and collector of art.
Morgan was an ambassador for the Night Less Ordinary scheme for close to three years. This agency and the Arts Council England offered free theatre tickets to anyone under the age of 26.
Colin Morgan also contributed a painting worth at least $865 from Merlin to BBC Children in Need auction. On the 9th of April 2011, he donated a lot of money to help the sick and needy in the Great Ormond Street Hospital. To cut the long story short, Colin Morgan is a caring and kind person.