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19th Feb '13 7:29:49 PM Musicalcroc
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Colin Morgan (born January 1, 1986) is an actor born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is best known for playing the title character in {{the BBC}} series ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. He has one brother, Neil. 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.

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''). Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized. Fangirls love his crying face, so naturally Merlin cries a lot.

He apparently speaks cat.

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!!Selected Filmography
* 2007: ''TheCatherineTateShow'' (TV Series) -- John Leary
* 2008: ''Series/DoctorWho'' (TV Series) -- Jethro Cane
* 2008–2012: ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' (TV Series) -- Merlin
* 2010: ''Parked'' (Movie) -- Cathal
* 2011: ''Island'' (Movie) -- Calum
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!!This actor provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: His portrayal of Merlin is this, so much. In RealLife he also has this in spades.
* {{Bishonen}}: Have you seen Colin's innocence and boyishness?
* BlackHumor: This is his distinctive humor style.
* TheCutie: Colin is walking existence of adorable.
* {{Dandere}}: Colin is known to be really shy. See ShrinkingViolet.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both as Merlin and himself, as well.
* 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
* FakeBrit: He's actually from Northern Ireland and frequently has to hide his accent when he acts.
* GentlemanSnarker: Colin can be innocent and polite and deliver a sarcastic comment at the same time.
* HeterosexualLifePartner: With Bradley James.
* HollywoodNerd: Fits the description pretty well.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: AngelCoulby has described her relationship with Colin as this, and he seems to reciprocate. He delights in playing pranks on her, and in interviews his face lights up whenever he discusses her.
* LovableNerd: Colin is intelligent and so incredibly loveable.
* NiceGuy: According to Bradley, everyone on set just loves Colin.
* NightmareFetishist: He has a really dark sense of humor.
* OneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel were to be adapted.
* PickyEater: He apparently [[http://thetorchonline.com/latest/interview-merlins-colin-morgan-loves-american-peanut-butter/ imports American peanut butter.]] According to him, the British stuff tastes like sawdust.
* ThePrankster: Usually directed at his co-star AngelCoulby. Notably, he and Bradley James made a sign to hang on Angel's hotel door that read (in French): "Hello, my name is Angel. I'm a loser." In cast interviews it was Bradley that got the blame, even though Colin is clearly the one that wrote the sign.
--> ''"Angel's gonna think we're so funny!"''
* 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: He's definitely the blue oni to Bradley James' red, as Bradley is much more extroverted, enthusiastic and [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] than Colin, who is quiet, introverted and [[TheSmartGuy intellectual]], fact supported by both KatieMcGrath and Bradley James (who declares that Colin knows a lot more about history than he does).
--->'''KatieMcgrath:''' So I don’t know how Colin does it. Cause he has days of doing that, just linking scenes...and he’s so prepared. He’s so good. But he knows, absolutely. You can say ‘Scene 55a’ and he’ll go ‘Oh that’s this...blah, blah, blah.’ And I’m like...[[CrazyPrepared freak]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Colin is the Sensitive Guy to Bradley's Manly Man.
* ShipperOnDeck: He appears to be just as big a shipper of Arthur and Guinevere as his character is, describing their relationship as "destiny" on more than one occasion.
** Well, you know, according to legend it ''is''.
* ShrinkingViolet: Colin is this so much, even admits it himself.
-->"Bradley told us that you’re a shy person? Is that true?"
-->"Yes, usually it’s a bit difficult for me to speak when I have to speak with many people. This intimidates me a little."
* TheSmartGuy: From the cast, or as Bradley James calls him: "Professor Morgan".
* {{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.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* VitriolicBestBuds: Apparently, Colin and Bradley's relationship in RealLife is almost identical to Merlin and Arthur's one, with all the bickering and the teasing.
* WhenHeSmiles: He has a stunning yet goofy grin.

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Colin Morgan (born January 1, 1986) is an actor born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He is best known for playing the title character in {{the BBC}} series ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. He has one brother, Neil. 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.

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''). Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized. Fangirls love his crying face, so naturally Merlin cries a lot.

He apparently speaks cat.

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!!Selected Filmography
* 2007: ''TheCatherineTateShow'' (TV Series) -- John Leary
* 2008: ''Series/DoctorWho'' (TV Series) -- Jethro Cane
* 2008–2012: ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' (TV Series) -- Merlin
* 2010: ''Parked'' (Movie) -- Cathal
* 2011: ''Island'' (Movie) -- Calum
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!!This actor provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: His portrayal of Merlin is this, so much. In RealLife he also has this in spades.
* {{Bishonen}}: Have you seen Colin's innocence and boyishness?
* BlackHumor: This is his distinctive humor style.
* TheCutie: Colin is walking existence of adorable.
* {{Dandere}}: Colin is known to be really shy. See ShrinkingViolet.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both as Merlin and himself, as well.
* 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
* FakeBrit: He's actually from Northern Ireland and frequently has to hide his accent when he acts.
* GentlemanSnarker: Colin can be innocent and polite and deliver a sarcastic comment at the same time.
* HeterosexualLifePartner: With Bradley James.
* HollywoodNerd: Fits the description pretty well.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: AngelCoulby has described her relationship with Colin as this, and he seems to reciprocate. He delights in playing pranks on her, and in interviews his face lights up whenever he discusses her.
* LovableNerd: Colin is intelligent and so incredibly loveable.
* NiceGuy: According to Bradley, everyone on set just loves Colin.
* NightmareFetishist: He has a really dark sense of humor.
* OneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel were to be adapted.
* PickyEater: He apparently [[http://thetorchonline.com/latest/interview-merlins-colin-morgan-loves-american-peanut-butter/ imports American peanut butter.]] According to him, the British stuff tastes like sawdust.
* ThePrankster: Usually directed at his co-star AngelCoulby. Notably, he and Bradley James made a sign to hang on Angel's hotel door that read (in French): "Hello, my name is Angel. I'm a loser." In cast interviews it was Bradley that got the blame, even though Colin is clearly the one that wrote the sign.
--> ''"Angel's gonna think we're so funny!"''
* 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: He's definitely the blue oni to Bradley James' red, as Bradley is much more extroverted, enthusiastic and [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] than Colin, who is quiet, introverted and [[TheSmartGuy intellectual]], fact supported by both KatieMcGrath and Bradley James (who declares that Colin knows a lot more about history than he does).
--->'''KatieMcgrath:''' So I don’t know how Colin does it. Cause he has days of doing that, just linking scenes...and he’s so prepared. He’s so good. But he knows, absolutely. You can say ‘Scene 55a’ and he’ll go ‘Oh that’s this...blah, blah, blah.’ And I’m like...[[CrazyPrepared freak]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Colin is the Sensitive Guy to Bradley's Manly Man.
* ShipperOnDeck: He appears to be just as big a shipper of Arthur and Guinevere as his character is, describing their relationship as "destiny" on more than one occasion.
** Well, you know, according to legend it ''is''.
* ShrinkingViolet: Colin is this so much, even admits it himself.
-->"Bradley told us that you’re a shy person? Is that true?"
-->"Yes, usually it’s a bit difficult for me to speak when I have to speak with many people. This intimidates me a little."
* TheSmartGuy: From the cast, or as Bradley James calls him: "Professor Morgan".
* {{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.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* VitriolicBestBuds: Apparently, Colin and Bradley's relationship in RealLife is almost identical to Merlin and Arthur's one, with all the bickering and the teasing.
* WhenHeSmiles: He has a stunning yet goofy grin.

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19th Feb '13 4:38:00 PM capricornchick23
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* GentlemanSnarker: Colin can be innocent and polite and deliver a sarcastic comment at the same time.


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* NiceGuy: According to Bradley, everyone on set just loves Colin.


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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Colin is the Sensitive Guy to Bradley's Manly Man.
19th Feb '13 11:24:33 AM capricornchick23
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Colin Morgan is an actor from Armagh, Northern Ireland, 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.

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Colin Morgan (born January 1, 1986) is an actor from born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, Ireland. He is best known for playing the title character in {{the BBC}} series ''{{Series/Merlin}}''.''{{Series/Merlin}}''. He has one brother, Neil. 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.
19th Feb '13 11:04:48 AM capricornchick23
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* HollywoodNerd: Fits the description pretty well.


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* LovableNerd: Colin is intelligent and so incredibly loveable.
19th Feb '13 11:00:37 AM capricornchick23
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* {{Bishonen}}: Have you seen Colin's innocence and boyishness?


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* TheCutie: Colin is walking existence of adorable.
* {{Dandere}}: Colin is known to be really shy. See ShrinkingViolet.
27th Jan '13 3:02:23 AM giggles
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* 2008–present: ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' (TV Series) -- Merlin

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* 2008–present: 2008–2012: ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' (TV Series) -- Merlin
27th Dec '12 8:06:57 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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Morgan is widely praised for his expressive acting and his skill with accents (to date, he has taken on English accent for ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Scottish for ''Island'', and an Irish accent different from his own for ''Parked''). Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized. Fangirls love his crying face so naturally Merlin cries a lot.

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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''). Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized. Fangirls love his crying face face, so naturally Merlin cries a lot.



* {{Adorkable}}: His portrayal of Merlin is this, so much. In RealLife he also has this spades.

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* {{Adorkable}}: His portrayal of Merlin is this, so much. In RealLife he also has this in spades.



* FakeBrit: He's actually from Northern Ireland as he has to hide his accent when he acts.

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* FakeBrit: He's actually from Northern Ireland as he and frequently has to hide his accent when he acts.



* OneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel got adapted.

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* OneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel got were to be adapted.



* RedOniBlueOni: He's definitely the blue oni to Bradley James' red, as Bradley is much more extroverted, enthusiastic and [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] than Colin, who is quiet, introverted and [[TheSmartGuy intellectual]], fact supported by both KatieMcgrath and Bradley James (who declares that Colin knows a lot more about history than he does).
--->'''KatieMcgrath:''' So I don’t know how Colin does it. Cause he has days of doing that, just linking scenes... and he’s so prepared. He’s so good. But he knows, absolutely. You can say ‘Scene 55a’ and he’ll go ‘Oh that’s this... blah, blah, blah.’ And I’m like... [[CrazyPrepared freak]].

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* RedOniBlueOni: He's definitely the blue oni to Bradley James' red, as Bradley is much more extroverted, enthusiastic and [[BoisterousBruiser boisterous]] than Colin, who is quiet, introverted and [[TheSmartGuy intellectual]], fact supported by both KatieMcgrath KatieMcGrath and Bradley James (who declares that Colin knows a lot more about history than he does).
--->'''KatieMcgrath:''' So I don’t know how Colin does it. Cause he has days of doing that, just linking scenes... and he’s so prepared. He’s so good. But he knows, absolutely. You can say ‘Scene 55a’ and he’ll go ‘Oh that’s this... blah, blah, blah.’ And I’m like... [[CrazyPrepared freak]].
27th Oct '12 10:03:53 PM Aiguille
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16th Oct '12 1:23:42 AM Musicalcroc
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Morgan is widely praised for his expressive acting and his skill with accents (to date, he has taken on English accent for ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Scottish for ''Island'', and an Irish accent different from his own for ''Parked''). Fangirls love his crying face so naturally Merlin cries a lot.

to:

Morgan is widely praised for his expressive acting and his skill with accents (to date, he has taken on English accent for ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Scottish for ''Island'', and an Irish accent different from his own for ''Parked''). Some interviewers have noted his penchant for playing characters who are the minority and/or ostracized. Fangirls love his crying face so naturally Merlin cries a lot.


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* 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}}''.
16th Oct '12 12:29:40 AM Musicalcroc
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Morgan is widely praised for his expressive acting and his skill with accents (to date, he has taken on English accent for ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Scottish for ''Island'', and an Irish accent different from his own for ''Parked''). Fangirls love his crying face so naturally Merlin cries a lot.

He apparently speaks cat.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette



* HeReallyCanAct: While as Jethro Cane in ''Series/DoctorWho'' he proved his acting chops, it became extremely obvious in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', where he easily dominates every scene that features him. He is able to hold his own against actors such as ASH and JohnHurt, and he has an insane level amount of chemistry with them.
* HeterosexualLifePartner: With Bradley James
* HoYay: ''A lot'' with Bradley James. Even people who don't watch the show admit they have quite the chemistry.

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* HeReallyCanAct: While as Jethro Cane in ''Series/DoctorWho'' he proved his acting chops, it became extremely obvious in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', where he easily dominates every scene that features him. He is able to hold his own against actors such as ASH and JohnHurt, and he has an insane level amount of chemistry with them.
* HeterosexualLifePartner: With Bradley James
* HoYay: ''A lot'' with Bradley James. Even people who don't watch the show admit they have quite the chemistry.
James.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunetteOneOfUs: He is a Discworld fan and once stated that he would like to play Discworld/{{Mort}} if the novel got adapted.
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