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Julian Morris
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: January 13, 1983
Age: 34
Birthplace: Crouch End, London, England
Nationality: Jewish
South African
Zimbabwean
British
Social Networks: Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Other Information
Height: 5'11"
Occupation(s): Actor
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Andrea Morris (mother)
Glen Morris (father)
Amy (younger sister)
Series Information
Character: Prince Phillip
First appearance: Broken
Last appearance: A Curious Thing

Julian David Morris is an English actor. After appearing in the British television series The Knock (1996) and Fish (2000) during his teenage years, he had his first starring role in the American slasher film Cry Wolf (2005). He subsequently had supporting roles in the thriller Donkey Punch (2008), the historical drama Valkyrie (2008), and another slasher film Sorority Row (2009).

Morris has also appeared in American television as a series regular on Pretty Little Liars and Hand of God, and had recurring roles on Once Upon a Time and New Girl.

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Early life

Morris was born in Crouch End, North London, and grew up in Muswell Hill. He is the son of South African-born Glen and Zimbabwean-born Andrea Morris, and spent a lot of time in both countries growing up. He has a younger sister, Amy, and is from a Jewish family.

Career

Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London. It was there, when he was 13, that a director on the British drama series The Knock spotted him and asked him to play a boy pushed into the drug trade. Morris continued his intensive training under Anna Scher for the next eight years. In this period more opportunities arose, and after appearing in several television shows, films and commercials, he went on to spend three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, working with directors such as Steven Pimlott, Tim Albery and Elijah Moshinsky, and alongside actors like Simon Russell Beale, Samuel West and Roger Allam. Morris made his US debut in the 2005 horror film Cry Wolf as lead character Owen Matthews, followed by the role of James Edwards in the 2006 drama film Whirlygirl.

Morris was next seen in the independent horror film Donkey Punch as Josh, critically honoured after its screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. He also appeared in the Tom Cruise-starring Valkyrie and the Sugababes video "Freak Like Me". Morris next had a supporting role in the slasher film Sorority Row as Andy. In 2010, he played the recurring role of Agent Owen in 24.

Morris was part of the main cast of the 2010 ABC documentary-style dramedy series My Generation, playing "The Rich Kid" Anders Holt. Morris also starred in the teen drama Pretty Little Liars as Dr. Wren Kingston. In July 2012, Morris joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Phillip.

Morris starred as Victor in the film Kelly + Victor, which premiered on 16 October 2012 at the BFI London Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the UK on 20 September 2013. The film won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2014. The following year, Morris portrayed the lead role of Gareth in the fantasy adventure film Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse.

In March 2014, Morris was cast as Reverend Paul Curtis in the Amazon Studios pilot Hand of God.[10] The pilot was ordered to full series by Amazon Studios in October 2014. In August 2014, he landed a recurring guest role on the Fox sitcom New Girl, playing Ryan Geauxinue.

In May 2016, Morris landed a major role in the film The Silent Man playing Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who teamed with Carl Bernstein to expose the Watergate dealings.

In 2017 he played the part of Adam Berryman in the two-part TV drama Man In An Orange Shirt, part of BBC television's Gay Britannia season.

Personal life

Morris resides in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Charlie Gosling
2002 Spin Fiz Short film
2005 Cry Wolf Owen Matthews
2006 Whirlygirl James Edwards
2008 Donkey Punch Josh
2008 Valkyrie Young Lieutenant – Desert
2009 Sorority Row Andy Richards
2010 Privileged Spencer Stephens
2012 Beyond Farley Connors
2012 Kelly + Victor Victor
2014 Something Wicked Ryan
2014 Take Flight Walt Short film
2015 Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Gareth
2017 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Bob Woodward
2018 Viper Club Andy

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Knock Dafyd Ellis Series 2, episode 10
1999 Kid in the Corner School boy Unknown episodes
2000 Fish Carl Lumsden Main role; 6 episodes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Dennis Clement Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2007 Shark Dylan Crawford Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008–09 ER Dr. Andrew Wade 7 episodes
2009 Privileged Simon Episode: "All About a Brand New You"
2009 Eleventh Hour Quinn Episode: "Subway"
2010 24 Agent Owen 6 episodes
2010–13, 2017 Pretty Little Liars Wren Kingston 20 episodes
2010 My Generation Anders Holt Main role; 8 episodes
2012 Men at Work Damien Episode: "Pilot"
2012–14 Once Upon a Time Prince Phillip 6 episodes
2014–17 Hand of God Reverend Paul Curtis Main role
2014–15 New Girl Ryan Geauxinue 7 episodes
2017 Man in an Orange Shirt Adam Berryman Two-part drama; main role in part 2
2017 Little Women John Brooke Three-part drama
2019 The Morning Show Andrew 1 episode
2020 The Good Fight Major Bringham 1 episode

Trivia

  • Shares his birthday with actor Orlando Bloom.
  • His mother, Andrea, is from Zimbabwe, and his father, Glen Morris, is from South Africa. Both of Julian's parents' families are Jewish (his ancestors were Jewish emigrants to Africa, from Latvia, Russia, Lithuania, and Belarus).
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