Colin Morgan is a Northern Ireland actor who is well recognized for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series ‘Merlin’. He wisely got popular after being named as a ‘Star of Tomorrow‘ by Screen International in July 2008.

The early life of Colin Morgan

He was born in the New Year day on 1 January 1986, in Armagh Northern Ireland. He is the son of father Bernard Morgan and mother Bernadette Morgan. His father is a painter and decorator while his mother is a nurse. He has two older brothers. While talking about his education then, he began his study at Integrated College Dungannon. Then he appeared in several colleges productions such as Surgical Sensations at St. Senna pods and Bad Day at Black Frog Creek. In 2004, he received a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education. After that, he graduated from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2007 and also won a spot while studying there. Three years later in November 2010, he was honored with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.

Colin Morgan’s Career

Colin Morgan in the poster of Merlin
Colin Morgan in the poster of Merlin

He started his acting career in 2007 by playing the honorary character Venom God Little at the Young Vic. After that, he appeared in a play called ‘All About My Mother‘. That play had provided him the nomination for 2007 London Newcomer of the year in the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards. In the same year (2007), he appeared as John Leary in the movie ‘The Catherine Tate show‘. Subsequently, he played in a series called Merlin from 2008 to 2014 that made him won several nominations and awards. The series provided him the nomination for Outstanding Actor in the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For his performance in this series in 2013, he also received the Best Actor in the drama performance: Male Award in National Television Awards.

Later, he appeared in several films and series including film like ‘Waiting For You (2015)’, ‘The Happy Prince (2016)’, ‘Benjamin(2017)’ and Swedish series ‘Real humans (2015)’, ghost hunter series ‘The Living and the Dead (2016)’, etc.

The net worth of Colin Morgan

At present (2018), his net worth is estimated to be $4 million that he earned through his acting career. Being a kind person, he has contributed a painting from the Merlin series which worth 620 euro to the 2010 BBC Children in Need auction. However, there is no information about his annual income, cars, and mansions. But we can imagine that being a millionaire, he must be
living a comfortable life in a beautiful house and using luxury cars for transportation.

In the Personal life of Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan with his girlfriend Katie McGrath
Colin Morgan with his girlfriend Katie McGrath

There is a rumor that Morgan is a gay which is completely a fake as he is planning to get married to a longtime girlfriend Katie McGrath. She is an old Irish actress with whom he started dating from 2010 and has happily continued the relationship so far. He first met her on 20 September 2008 on the set of fantasy drama which was telecasted on the BBC. However, there was a rumor about Morgan being a gay and that he was dating his co-star Bradley James in the media. But once in an interview, he completely denied and stated that they both are only good friends.

Facts about Colin Morgan

  • Colin Morgan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of 5.
  • He is a pure vegetarian. He has mentioned himself as allergenic and lactose intolerance.
  • However, he is a strong swimmer and maintains well body fitness.

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