"Colin was absolutely awesome. He is a super talented actor and a very cool guy ... He also has the best Irish Accent."
~ Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan of Colin Morgan on his twitter

BIO Edit

Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish actor who portrays the character of the Duke of Blackwood in "The Huntsman: Winter's War". This is Colin's first Hollywood blockbuster.

After studying at the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004, he attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, from which he graduated in 2007. 

Colin is most famously known for playing the titular character in the BBC television series "Merlin" (2008-2012).


Tell us a bit about your Huntsman: Winter’s War character, the Duke Of Blackwood.

COLIN: 'He’s the lover of Freya, played by Emily Blunt, and essentially the catalyst for her powers coming to fruition in the way they do - unlocking another side of her that changes her forever.’

What was it like to work on such a big blockbuster movie?

COLIN: ‘If ever there was a film to experience what the "real deal" is all about, it felt right that this was the one. The producer Joe Roth is doing such strong work on these epic adventure movies and I especially enjoyed working with the director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, he's got such a great energy and positivity.’

[with FarFetch (April 2016)]


In 2013, Colin Morgan won the National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance (Male) for his work in "Merlin". He won the SFX Award for Best Actor in 2013 also for "Merlin". He was nominated in 2012 and 2011 for Best Actor by the TV Quick Awards. He was nominated 3 times at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for a Golden Nymph Award in the category Outstanding Actor - Drama Series (2009, 2010, 2011).


Filmography Character Director Year
Waiting for You Paul Ashton Charles Garrad post production
The Rising: 1916 Sean McDermott Colin Broderick,

Kevin McCann

The Huntsman: Winter's War Duke of Blackwood Cedrick Nicholas-Troyan 2016
The Laughing King


Jake Lindy Heymann 2016
The Living and the Dead

(TV Series)

Nathan Appleby Various 2016
Legend Frank Shea Brian Helgeland 2016

(TV Series)

Leo Various 2015
The Fall

(TV Series)

Tom Anderson Allan Cubitt


Testament of Youth James Kent 2014

(TV Mini-Series)

Jimmy Minor Various 2014

(TV Series)

Merlin Johnny Capps,

Julian Jones



(5 seasons)

Island Calum Elizabeth Mitchell,

Brek Taylor

Parked Cathal O'Regan Darragh Byrne 2010
The Catherine Tate Show

(TV Series)

John Leary Various 2007-2009
Doctor Who

(TV Series)

Jethro Various 2008