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Colin is a vegetarian. (imdb.com)

Colin has a good ear for accents and he has BAF 1 Star Stage Combat Certificate.

Colin likes the band Bloc Party

Colin`s fave actor is Sean Penn. He is a strong swimmer and has good general fitness.

Collin has a few accents: Native Northern Irish (Armagh), RP, General American.

Colin graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007.

Strong swimmer, good general fitness.

Accomplished Bodhran player

Since October 2009 Colin Morgan is an official ambassador for the A Night Less Ordinary scheme by which Arts Council England in association with Metro offers free theatre tickets to anyone under 26

Colin provided with audio commentaries for episode 1x08 The Beginning of the End, episode 1x09 Excalibur and episode 1x10 The Moment of Truth for the Merlin series 1 DVD box set and episode 2x01 The Curse of Cornelius Sigan and episode 2x04 Lancelot and Guinevere for the Merlin series 2 DVD box set.

Colin was not allowed to stay in the sun and get a tan for his role of Merlin in Merlin. He also had to wear sunblock factor 50

Colin is allergic to tomatoes but while shooting Merlin, he was thrown a lot of them because they happen to explode in a nicer way than most other fruits and vegetables

Favourites:
Actor: Sean Penn.
Tv shows: Heroes, Doctor Who, Fringe.
Animation movie: Hayao Miyazaki`s Howl`s Moving Castle.
Band: Bloc Party.
Writers / Books: Terry Pratchett, Mark Haddon`s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and Yann Martel`s The Life Of Pi.
Colour: Green.

He is right handed

Colin, together with Merlin co-star Bradley James, recorded a video diaries with interviews and behind the scenes material during the filming of season 1. It was incorporated as extra material in the DVD release

During the stage play A Prayer For My Daughter, Colin appeared naked on stage

Colin is represented by United Agents Limited

Colin`s likeness appears in the Doctor Who `Battles In Time` trading card game: Jethro Cane, his character from the episode Midnight is featured on card 836 of the deck (and card 11 of the Devastator deck).

Colin has recorded special scenes for the Merlin website where he shows how to perform certain magic tricks. Colin used a double, Chris Cox, for the tricks.

He also recorded an scene for the BBC Merlin cinema trailer

Colin`s mother is a nurse and his father is a painter and decorator. He has a brother living in Boston.

Colin is lactose intolerant. (tv.com)

In 2002 at the age of 16, Colin auditioned for the You`re A Star RTÉ programme which was in search for star quality performers to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest. (tv.com)

Colin contributed with a signed picture to the 2010 Wamcare (Worldwide Association for ME/CFS Awareness and Research) charity auction which profits are destined to top quality biomedical research including a large share to the Whittemore Peterson Institute and ME Research UK. (tv.com)

Before auditioning for the role of Merlin in Merlin, Colin was sent the scenes for the character of Prince Arthur by mistake. He didn`t get the whole script so he prepared those assuming they wanted to see him for the role of the prince. It was only right before for the audition that he got the scenes for Merlin so he only had some five minutes to read over them. He ended up getting the role. (tv.com)

He doesn`t drink while performing because alcohol goes rather easily to his head. (tv.com)


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