History Creator / ColinMorgan

29th May '16 9:56:42 PM Thespian101
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Morgan is widely praised for his expressive acting and his skill with accents (to date, he has taken on an English accent for ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Scottish for ''Island'', and an Irish accent different from his own for ''Parked''). Besides his TV and film roles, he also has a strong stage career. He has played Vernon in ''Vernon God Little'', Sebastian in ''All about My Mother'', Carlos in ''Our Private Life'', and is playing Ariel in the 2013 production of ''Theatre/TheTempest'' by Globe Theatre. Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized by society (Merlin is a good example). His characters also tend to have a lot of angst.

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Morgan is widely praised for his expressive acting and his skill with accents (to date, he has taken on an English accent for ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Scottish for ''Island'', and an Irish accent different from his own for ''Parked''). Besides his TV and film roles, he also has a strong stage career. He has played Vernon in ''Vernon God Little'', Sebastian in ''All about My Mother'', Carlos in ''Our Private Life'', and is playing Ariel in the 2013 production of ''Theatre/TheTempest'' by Globe Theatre. Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized by society (Merlin is a good example). His characters also tend to have a lot of angst.
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'''Colin Morgan''' (born 1st January, 1986) is an actor born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is best known for playing the title character in {{the BBC}} series ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. Morgan went to Integrated College Dungannon in Dungannon; in his third year, he won the Denis Rooney Associates Cup, an award for being the best overall student of that academic year. After gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) and studying at Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004, Morgan graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007. In November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College gave Morgan an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the arts. He won the National Television Awards 2013 for Best Drama Performance male with his StarMakingRole Merlin.

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'''Colin Morgan''' (born 1st January, 1986) is an actor born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is best known for playing the title character in {{the BBC}} Creator/TheBBC series ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. Morgan went to Integrated College Dungannon in Dungannon; in his third year, he won the Denis Rooney Associates Cup, an award for being the best overall student of that academic year. After gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) and studying at Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004, Morgan graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007. In November 2010, the Belfast Metropolitan College gave Morgan an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the arts. He won the National Television Awards 2013 for Best Drama Performance male with his StarMakingRole Merlin.
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7th Sep '13 10:36:25 AM captainpat
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!!This actor provides examples of:

* TheAce: Colin is the triple threat. He can act and according to his co-stars, he can also sing and dance really well. Let's not forget that Colin has also mastered ''juggling''.
* {{Adorkable}}[=/=]TheCutie: His portrayal of Merlin is this, so much. In RealLife, he also has this in spades.
** In the eyes of the fandom, Colin is in {{Moe}} territory.
* BlackHumor: This is his distinctive humor style.
* {{Bookworm}}[=/=]CuteBookworm: Colin is known to read a lot, just like his character Merlin.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both as Merlin and himself.
* DyeingForYourArt: Morgan temporarily took up smoking despite being a non-smoker to convincingly portray a heroin addict for ''Parked''. And he apparently read extensively on [[KingArthur Arthurian lore]] for ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale Skinned Brunet]]: Colin is very pale skinned. [[RavenHairIvorySkin It's especially noticeable in contrast to his very dark hair.]]
* FakeBrit: He's actually from [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] (which makes him technically a subject of the Crown but details) and frequently has to use an accent different from his own when he acts. He has also been Fake Scotch in ''Island'' and Fake Dubliner in ''Parked''.
* GenreSavvy: He's stated on several occasions that he avoids internet fandom, knowing full-well some of the stuff that goes on in there...
* InnocentBlueEyes
* [[BritishAccents Irish Accent]]: Colin's Northern Irish accent is well known, and the noticeable difference between his natural accent and the accent he uses for ''Merlin'' is often noted. An amusing incident related to his accent is that when he won the NTA 2013 Award for Best Actor, "Merlin is Irish" trended on {{Twitter}}.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Creator/AngelCoulby has described her relationship with Colin as this.
* MrFanservice: The first one to get a ShirtlessScene in ''Merlin''. Many fans consider his youthful, fresh and boyish looks and adorkable qualities in RealLife and as Merlin as fanservice.
* NiceGuy: All of Colin's co-stars comment on how nice and polite Colin is towards everyone.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Colin is in his 20's but could pass as a teenage boy, especially in the early ''Merlin'' days. His looks has matured a lot since then.
* OneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan (and fantasy in general) and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel were to be adapted.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes as Merlin, Colin's Irish accent slips through.
* ThePrankster: Alongside his friend and co-star BradleyJames.
* PrettyBoy[=/=]{{Bishonen}}: Many fans view Colin as being pretty, fragile and delicate.
* TheQuietOne: From all the 'Behind The Scenes' videos, he comes across as this. Topped with the fact that Bradley James considered him quite hard to understand at first.
* RedOniBlueOni: Colin is the Blue Oni to Bradley's Red Oni. While Colin is more shy, introverted, intelligent and logical, Bradley is more extroverted, fun-loving, spontaneous and boisterous.
* SelfDeprecation: Colin has a rather self-deprecating sense of humour.
* ShrinkingViolet: Colin is a self-described introvert and shy person, he even admits it himself.
-->'''Interviewer:''' "Bradley told us that youíre a shy person? Is that true?"
-->'''Colin:''' "Yes, usually itís a bit difficult for me to speak when I have to speak with many people. This intimidates me a little."
* {{Squee}}: He is a huge John Hurt fanboy. But really, who can blame him? He was over the moon when he learned he had the chance to met him and shares scenes with him.
* TheSmartGuy: See {{Bookworm}}.
* StarMakingRole: {{Merlin}}, the titular character.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Colin sure [[http://data.whicdn.com/images/25350406/CM_TheLady_01_large.png cleans]][[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r1v94vg11qemjzlo1_500.png up nicely]].
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TenderTears: Colin is excellent at emotional scenes on {{Merlin}}. The [[MrFanservice fangirls go nuts over him for it.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With BradleyJames. Apparently, Colin and Bradley's relationship in RealLife is almost identical to Merlin and Arthur's, with all the bickering and the teasing.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Colin's [[InnocentBlueEyes blue eyes]] are popular with the fangirls.
* WhenHeSmiles: Colin has an adorkable yet beautiful smile.
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!!This actor provides examples of:

* TheAce: Colin is the triple threat. He can act and according to his co-stars, he can also sing and dance really well. Let's not forget that Colin has also mastered ''juggling''.
* {{Adorkable}}[=/=]TheCutie: His portrayal of Merlin is this, so much. In RealLife, he also has this in spades.
** In the eyes of the fandom, Colin is in {{Moe}} territory.
* BlackHumor: This is his distinctive humor style.
* {{Bookworm}}[=/=]CuteBookworm: Colin is known to read a lot, just like his character Merlin.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both as Merlin and himself.
* DyeingForYourArt: Morgan temporarily took up smoking despite being a non-smoker to convincingly portray a heroin addict for ''Parked''. And he apparently read extensively on [[KingArthur Arthurian lore]] for ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale Skinned Brunet]]: Colin is very pale skinned. [[RavenHairIvorySkin It's especially noticeable in contrast to his very dark hair.]]
* FakeBrit: He's actually from [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] (which makes him technically a subject of the Crown but details) and

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frequently has to use an accent different from his own when he acts. He has also been Fake Scotch in ''Island'' and Fake Dubliner in ''Parked''.
* GenreSavvy: He's stated on several occasions that he avoids internet fandom, knowing full-well some of the stuff that goes on in there...
* InnocentBlueEyes
* [[BritishAccents Irish Accent]]: Colin's Northern Irish accent is well known, and the noticeable difference between his natural accent and the accent he uses
used for ''Merlin'' is often noted. An amusing incident related to his accent is that when he won the NTA 2013 Award for Best Actor, "Merlin is Irish" trended on {{Twitter}}.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Creator/AngelCoulby has described her relationship with Colin as this.
* MrFanservice: The first one to get a ShirtlessScene in ''Merlin''. Many fans consider his youthful, fresh and boyish looks and adorkable qualities in RealLife and as Merlin as fanservice.
* NiceGuy: All of Colin's co-stars comment on how nice and polite Colin is towards everyone.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Colin is in his 20's but could pass as a teenage boy, especially in the early ''Merlin'' days. His looks has matured a lot since then.
* OneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan (and fantasy in general) and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel were to be adapted.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes as Merlin, Colin's Irish accent slips through.
* ThePrankster: Alongside his friend and co-star BradleyJames.
* PrettyBoy[=/=]{{Bishonen}}: Many fans view Colin as being pretty, fragile and delicate.
* TheQuietOne: From all the 'Behind The Scenes' videos, he comes across as this. Topped with the fact that Bradley James considered him quite hard to understand at first.
* RedOniBlueOni: Colin is the Blue Oni to Bradley's Red Oni. While Colin is more shy, introverted, intelligent and logical, Bradley is more extroverted, fun-loving, spontaneous and boisterous.
* SelfDeprecation: Colin has a rather self-deprecating sense of humour.
* ShrinkingViolet: Colin is a self-described introvert and shy person, he even admits it himself.
-->'''Interviewer:''' "Bradley told us that youíre a shy person? Is that true?"
-->'''Colin:''' "Yes, usually itís a bit difficult for me to speak when I have to speak with many people. This intimidates me a little."
* {{Squee}}: He is a huge John Hurt fanboy. But really, who can blame him? He was over the moon when he learned he had the chance to met him and shares scenes with him.
* TheSmartGuy: See {{Bookworm}}.
* StarMakingRole: {{Merlin}}, the titular character.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Colin sure [[http://data.whicdn.com/images/25350406/CM_TheLady_01_large.png cleans]][[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r1v94vg11qemjzlo1_500.png up nicely]].
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TenderTears: Colin is excellent at emotional scenes on {{Merlin}}. The [[MrFanservice fangirls go nuts over him for it.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With BradleyJames. Apparently, Colin and Bradley's relationship in RealLife is almost identical to Merlin and Arthur's, with all the bickering and the teasing.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Colin's [[InnocentBlueEyes blue eyes]] are popular with the fangirls.
* WhenHeSmiles: Colin has an adorkable yet beautiful smile.
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* LikeBrotherAndSister: AngelCoulby has described her relationship with Colin as this.

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: AngelCoulby Creator/AngelCoulby has described her relationship with Colin as this.
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