Thursday 17 January 2013

British TV

'Merlin' star Colin Morgan joins Gabriel Byrne in BBC drama 'Quirke'

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Merlin S05E13 (Final Episode): Merlin (COLIN MORGAN)
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[Above: Colin Morgan as the title character in 'Merlin']

The role will mark Morgan's first television appearance since popular fantasy drama Merlin concluded on December 24, pulling in 7.8 million viewers.

The three-part Quirke will star award-winning Byrne as the title character - a somber Dublin pathologist who solves crimes in the 1950s.
Gabriel Byrne during filming of the BBC Crime thriller Quirke in Dublin
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[Above: Gabriel Byrne filming 'Quirke' in Ireland]

Morgan will appear in the third episode - titled 'Elegy' - as the character Jimmy Minor. In addition to his Merlin stint, the 27-year-old has previously appeared in an episode of Doctor Who and in the 2010 film Parked.

Quirke has been filming on location in Ireland since November.

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