Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish film, television and theatre actor best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. Morgan was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, the son of a painter and a nurse. He is the youngest of two brothers and was raised as a Roman Catholic during "The Troubles," a period of political, ethnic, and sectarian violence where the threat of bombings and shootings became a normal part of growing up. Despite limited opportunities due to the turmoil surrounding him, his natural acting ability and ambition was evident from an early age -- he was only five years old when he made his acting debut, appearing in the chorus in a production of Cinderella and then Peter Pan, then going on to participate in various local amateur stage productions during his childhood.
Birthday: January 1, 1986