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Joseph Morgan was born in London and spent his childhood with his family in Swansea, Wales. Morgan moved back to London in his late teens to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. While there he continued to write and experiment with filmmaking, participating in student films and work-shopping scenes from his favorite movies. Upon graduation from Central School, Morgan was hired by acclaimed film director Peter Weir to costar opposite Russell Crowe in ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.’ Soon after completion of that film, director Oliver Stone hired Morgan for a strong supporting role in the feature film ‘Alexander.’ After ‘Alexander’, Morgan spent time working on stage in the West End of London, as well as starring in numerous British television dramas including BBC miniseries ‘The Line of Beauty’, ‘Henry VIII’ opposite Emily Blunt, ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘Mansfield Park’. Morgan was also hired by Harmony Korine to play a James Dean impersonator in his film ‘Mister Lonely’ His big break came in 2009, when Morgan was cast in the leading role in the miniseries ‘Ben Hur’. Based on the classic novel and film, ‘Ben Hur’ was directed by Emmy winner Steve Shill. In 2010, Morgan’s film projects included the independent drama ‘Angels Crest’, and the big-budget film ‘Immortals’, in which he co-starred with Mickey Rourke. Later that year he was cast as “Klaus” a series regular in the CW hit series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ After two short years as “Klaus” Morgan was offered a spin-off show called ‘The Originals’ and centered around his character. ‘The Originals’ ran for five seasons earning Morgan numerous nominations as well as The People’s Choice award for favorite actor in a new show. During his time on the show Morgan spent his hiatus’ shooting indie films ‘Open Grave’ opposite Shalto Copley and ‘Desiree’ opposite Walton Goggins and and Ron Perlman. He went on to direct three episodes of ‘The Originals’ bringing his unique style to an established show, garnering a very positive response from colleagues and critics alike. In 2015 Joseph Morgan started a production Company – Night Owl Productions – with his wife and creative partner Persia White. Under that banner they wrote and produced two short films which Morgan directed. The first ‘Revelation’ went on to play at eight film festivals, winning the best fantasy film award at Flickers. The second ‘Carousel’ was filmed over seven hard days with a crew of over fifty passionate people striving to achieve maximum production value. It went on to play at numerous film festivals and win Best Drama Short at the London Independent Film Awards August 2018.
Interesting Facts about Joseph Morgan
- His dad a painter. He loves to paint and draw in his free time.
- In his first The Vampire Diaries (2009) shot, he said the wrong line.
- Lived for a time in Swansea, Wales, as Joseph Martin. He attended Morriston Comprehensive School before moving to London to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
- He is the oldest child in his family.
- Is a huge fan of comic books.
- His favourite horror movie is Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). He watched the trailer 20 times.
- Since July 5th, 2014, Joseph Morgan is the Stepfather of Mecca White.
- Morgan was born in London, England, but lived in Morriston, Swansea, for 11 years.
- He was a student at Morriston Comprehensive School and then studied a BTEC Performing Arts course at Gorseinon College, now Gower College Swansea, before moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in his late teens.
- He had no stunt double in Ben Hur (2010) , all of his fight scenes were done by him.
Personal Quotes by Joseph Morgan
I think that it’s possible to have someone who is an anti-hero, who does tear hearts out and break necks, and you can still relate to him on a certain level.- Joseph Morgan
There’s an actor in the TV show ‘Prison Break,’ Robert Knepper, who plays a violent sociopath, and he’s just incredible in that role.- Joseph Morgan
If I could separate ‘The Originals’ from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in a nutshell, I’d say that ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is more coming-of-age, and we’re more these monsters reveling in who they are and what they are.- Joseph Morgan
Dinner and a movie is pretty great.- Joseph Morgan
Interview with a Vampire’ made vampires sexy.- Joseph Morgan