Hailed as the most exciting drama-school graduate since Ben Whishaw, Colin Morgan dazzled the critics with his electrifying stage debut in last year's Vernon God Little at the Young Vic. He followed it with All About My Mother at the Old Vic and A Prayer For My Daughter at the Young Vic. Morgan is now taking the lead in the BBC's high-profile series Merlin, to air later this year. Not afraid of waiting until the right film project comes his way, he says he wanted a strong grounding in the theatre but is now enjoying being in front of the cameras. 'Screen work is more unnerving,' he says, 'because the end result is so far down the line; you're never quite sure you've got it completely right.' Reactions from film insiders suggest he has nothing to worry about.

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