By: Lindy Heymann, Director & Co-Writer, The Laughing King – May 30, 2017
‘ In the film, there is actually very little dialogue. Yet you manage to tell us so much about Jake’s interior thoughts and feelings. Do you have a method to get this across?
COLIN: That was the power of the script for me. The lost loneliness of Jake sort of gave me the impression that he had gone beyond words, beyond talking, and beyond trying to articulate what no-one can understand anyway. He’s also not allowing words to affect him, quite literally cutting off communication with his phone.
A lot of what I feel sometimes is an instinct and a kind of inhabiting of the swirl of thoughts that could potentially be going on within a character. Making a sort of sense of it. For me to walk the line of trying to meet the character halfway, I suppose. I find it hard to articulate myself, but it’s making it as true and as real for myself as possible. Whatever self-deception I need to adopt to do that – I will do whatever it takes to get there. ‘
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Colin Morgan reads an abridged version of the original opening text from H. G. Wells 1897 story ‘The War of the Worlds’ as part of our faithful full-cast audio dramatisation.
Colin Morgan will star with Ellie Kendrick, Sian Clifford, Bayo Gbadamosi and Kae Alexander in Branden Jacobs-Jenkin’s blistering drama Gloria, which is being directed by Michael Longhurst at Hampstead Theatre from June 15.
Jacobs-Jenkins has a keen eye for human behaviour. And Gloria, which is set in the airless office of a New York-based magazine, is a closely observed shocker about what can go wrong in a hothouse environment.
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Colin Morgan makes his Hampstead debut. His theatre credits include Mojo (West End), The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Our Private Life (Royal Court). His television credits include The Living and The Dead, Humans, The Fall and Merlin.
Colin Morgan in Dior Homme, Actor in the SS17 issue of Mykro Mag.
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Colin Morgan attends the Derren Brown Ghost Train Rise of the Demons Red Carpet Launch in March 2017.
A woman, happily married and with children, considers whether her settled life leaves her free to make her own choices. Written by Joan Bakewell in response to Harold Pinter’s 1978 play Betrayal and based on their 1960’s affair, the drama throws a new light on how it came about.
Written by Joan Bakewell
Produced by Charlotte Riches.
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“I’m inspired by anyone who is passionate and dedicated to what they do, not just in acting and storytelling but in any arena, the commitment to a process is always an admirable thing and I can spot it so clearly in people and projects, even if the end result isn’t successful or a spectacle – for me it isn’t about that, it’s about the process to get there and the results are really out of our control. I admire filmmakers and storytellers like Sam Mendes, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tim Burton. I admire writers like Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, Harold Pinter and current playwrights like Jez Butterworth and Conor McPhearson. Actors like Sean Penn, Paul Newman, Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Those are my rock-steady favourites, but I find I’m discovering inspiration every day.”