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'Merlin's Colin Morgan to star in 'The Tempest' at Shakespeare's Globe

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Merlin's Colin Morgan is to star in a production of The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

The 27-year-old actor, who won the award for 'Male Performance' at the National Television Awards last month, will play Ariel on stage from April 23 this year.

Merlin Season 5, Episode 1 - 'Merlin's Bane - Part 1'. Merlin (Colin Morgan)

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[Colin Morgan in Merlin]

Other names announced for the production include Olivier award-winning actor and star of The Thick of It Roger Allam and former I'd Do Anything contestant Jessie Buckley.

It was recently announced that Morgan will guest star in an episode of new BBC drama Quirke as Jimmy Minor alongside Gabriel Byrne.

The series is set in the 1950s, and will star Byrne as a pathologist from Dublin.

Speaking at the NTAs, Morgan revealed that the rumoured Merlin movie is unlikely to happen.

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