From when he could speak, performing was all he wanted to do.“Growing up in Northern Ireland when I did, everything was against you if you wanted to do something like that.“But that’s what I love about this point in rehearsals,” he enthuses. It’s your chance to make mistakes, to throw everything out there and see what happens.
Launching the Globe’s Season of Plenty, it’s directed by Jeremy Herrin, whose recent staging of James Graham’s This House at the National Theatre was showered with praise.But The Tempest, staged countless times, does mark a break from Morgan’s previous theatre roles, beginning with his stunning breakthrough performance as the eponymous lead in the Young Vic’s 2007 adaptation of DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little.When I think of Camelot, I think of the castle in France where we film, but I think it's wrong to lock it down to one place because it's all part of our imagination. Their stories have endured for hundreds of years and, hopefully, they will for hundreds of years to come.'If you’re going to do Shakespeare, this is the place,” says Irish actor Colin Morgan, best known for playing the title role in BBC One’s hit fantasy series Merlin, which ended last year. :) Additionally, he has been in theatre productions DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little (2007), Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (2007), Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter (2008), Pedro Miguel Rozo's Our Private Life (2011), and Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (2012).
He has appeared in independent films Parked (2010) and Island (2011).After all, he’s been working pretty much non-stop since drama school.“I know, a lot of people say that, but I’m not very good at taking breaks,” he says.He’s looking forward to making his debut at the Globe Theatre in late April. When I had my first stand on the stage, yeah, it was exciting,” he smiles.Arriving at the Globe in a beanie, baggy coat and bulky backpack on a chilly Thursday morning, Morgan, 27, has none of the attitude you might expect from a prime-time TV star whose name only has to be mentioned to whip his many Twitter fans into a foaming frenzy.“Doors that presented themselves before, which I couldn’t walk through, are at least there.