Fans of BBC fantasy series Merlin will remember Colin Morgan as the boy wizard who headed up the young Camelot mob, looking ever so slightly Hobbitish as he went about his business. Over a year since the series finale and, a National TV Award later, the Northern Irish actor has landed his next big TV gig: a lead role in the second series of BBC thriller The Fall, co-starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.
Confirmed to join the series from episode three, Morgan will play DS Tom Anderson, an officer who is drafted in to help hunt down Phil Spector (Dornan), the serial killer who managed to bypass the police investigation headed up by DS Stella Gibson (Anderson) at the end of series one. He will be joined by another newcomer, Bronagh Taggart (London Irish), who will also play a main role.
Morgan, who began his career in theatre, was last year voted the person TV viewers would most like to see play Doctor Who in a Radio Times poll. On being signed up for The Fall, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of The Fall for what is going to be an exciting and gripping second series. Allan Cubitt has written some exceptional material.”
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