Colin Morgan ‘Merlin’ Bio: Age, Family, Marriage, Wife, Kids

Who is Colin Morgan?

Colin Morgan is an Irish actor. He is popularly known for his performance in the BBC fantasy series “Merlin”. Morgan played the show’s titular character from 2008 to 2012.

Colin Morgan’s childhood and education

Colin Morgan was born on January 1, 1986, in Armagh, Northern Ireland as the younger of two children to Bernard Morgan (father) and Bernadette Morgan (mother). He is 36 years old as of November 2022. Morgan was raised in a Roman Catholic family.

Colin Morgan reportedly studied at Integrated College, Dungannon and later earned a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004. He is also a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland. Morgan was honoured with a distinction award by the Belfast Metropolitan College in November 2010 for his contribution to the arts.

About Colin Morgan’s parents

Colin Morgan’s parents are Bernard Morgan (father) and Bernadette Morgan (mother). His father is said to be a painter and a decorator, while his mother works as a nurse. There is no detailed information about Colin Morgan’s parents as he likes to keep his family private.

About Colin Morgan’s siblings

Colin Morgan reportedly has an older brother named Neil Morgan. Not much is known about him at this time.

Is Colin Morgan gay?

Colin Morgan faced rumours of being gay following his character’s “bromance” with Bradley James’ character (Arthur Pendragon) on the Merlin show. Offscreen too, there were speculations that Morgan and Bradley James were seeing each other but James later debunked the rumours.

The gay rumours resurfaced later in 2018 after Morgan played a young filmmaker who found love in another man in the 2018 romance drama “Benjamin”. His role in the movie and the absence of any information about his love life have made people question the actor’s sexuality.

Interestingly, Morgan has never addressed these rumours nor paid any attention to them. He probably understands that as an actor people are meant to jump to conclusions regarding some of the characters he plays.

Wiki Profile of Colin Morgan

Full nameColin Morgan
Nationality Irish
Age36 years old
Date of birthJanuary 1, 1986
Marital status Single
Alma materBelfast Institute of Further and Higher Education
Instagram @colin.morgan_
Colin Morgan.

Colin Morgan’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of writing this article, Colin Morgan is not married and does not have a wife. Morgan is known for being very private about his romantic life and relationships.

He was previously linked with his Merlin co-star and actress Katie McGrath who played “Morgana” on the show in 2012 but both actors denied the reports.

List of Colin Morgan’s speculated girlfriends and relationships

  • Colin Morgan was falsely reported to be having an affair with Katie McGrath in 2012.
  • Colin Morgan was falsely rumoured to be in a homosexual relationship with Bradley James in 2009.

About Colin Morgan’s relationship with Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath is an Irish actress. She starred as “Morgana Pendragon” in “Merlin” alongside Colin. She was born on January 3, 1983, in Ashford County, Wicklow, Ireland. She is 39 years old as of November 2022. Asides from her role in “Merlin”, McGrath has also starred in other projects like “Supergirl”, “Dracula”, “Slashes”, “Jurassic World”, “Freakdog”, “The Queen”, etc.

Rumours of Morgan and his Merlin co-star Katie McGrath dating started gaining momentum around 2012, during the last season of the show. Their onscreen chemistry in the show and closeness during interviews might have played a part in stirring the rumours. A 2013 campaign photo of Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath for TV Guide also helped fuel the rumours.

Four years later, in 2016, there were fresh reports of a secret engagement after some tabloid press reported that Morgan and McGrath were seen purchasing a wedding ring.

Both actors later denied ever being “an item” with reports that Katie McGrath often refers to Colin as her “little brother”.

Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath.

About Colin Morgan’s relationship with Bradley James

Bradley James is an English actor known for starring as “Arthur Pendragon” in the popular BBC series “Merlin”. He was born on October 11, 1983, in Devon, England, UK. He is 39 years old as of November 2022. He is an alumnus of Drama Centre London. He also starred in the series “Damien”.

Colin Morgan was speculated to be in a romantic relationship with Bradley James in 2009 following their on-screen chemistry in the Merlin show. A red carpet photo of the two men wearing matching black tuxedos also helped in pushing the rumours.

Bradley later affirmed that he and Colin have a “bromance” in real life and share a good relationship. But nothing sexual was suggested. Rumours of a romantic relationship between Colin Morgan and Bradley James were further dispelled after James revealed on his Instagram page in March 2020 that he and Colin had not been in contact. He stated that he would want to rekindle the bond they used to share while on set.

Colin Morgan and Bradley James.

Colin Morgan’s wife

As of the time of publishing this article, “Merlin” star Colin Morgan is yet to be married and doesn’t have a wife.

Colin Morgan’s children

As of the time of writing this article, Colin Morgan is yet to become a father. The actor does not yet have any children.

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