Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is a Northern Irish film, television and theatre actor best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. He made his West End theatre acting debut in 2007 as Vernon Little in DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little. Since then, he has been in the London theatre productions Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter (2008), Pedro Miguel Rozo's Our Private Life (2011), Step in Time at The Old Vic 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (2012), Shakespeare's The Tempest (2013), and Jez Butterworth's Mojo (2013–14). His first main part on television was as the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin (2008–12). He is a recent addition to the second series of award-winning Northern Ireland television crime drama The Fall (2014) as Tom Anderson. He will also portray the lead role Leo in the AMC/Channel 4 Sci-fi TV Series Humans (2015). His film roles include Parked (2010) and Island (2011). His current film projects Testament of Youth and Legend are scheduled for release in 2015. Additionally, he has been cast as Sean MacDiarmada, the film's lead, in the historical 1916 Irish Easter Rising 100 year anniversary film, The Rising (2016).