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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Rising star Colin joins Byrne in dark TV tale

Colin Morgan is fast becoming one of Ireland's hottest young stars after taking the UK's National Television Award for Best Actor.

Armagh man Colin (27) is set to star as Jimmy Minor alongside acting heavyweight Gabriel Byrne in the BBC thriller series Quirke.

The series focuses on Garrett Quirke, the chief pathologist in a Dublin city morgue -- a charismatic loner who uncovers the secrets of a series of sudden deaths in 1950s Dublin.







Filming

Morgan started filming the series on Monday but regrets he can't show off his thick Armagh accent.

"Although I'm working in Dublin, I'm still not using my own accent! Hopefully I'll get to use my own accent soon." Colin was delighted this week when he scooped the gong in London, beating off stiff competition from Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock and Doctor Who's Matt Smith.

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