Katie McGrath

Recent Role:

Oriane Congost on Labyrinth

Born:

10/24/1983, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Dublin born Irish actress Kate McGrath, never aspired to pursue an acting career and hence she graduated with a degree in History from the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin. Despite she felt inclined towards fashion journalism and actually took a job at Image magazine, it opened her the door to become a wardrobe assistant on the set of The Tudors, where she caught the attention of the show producers who encouraged her into acting. After getting a small part in one episode of the show, she got an agent of her own soon afterwards landing the role of Lady Morgana in the BBC One fantasy series Merlin in 2008.

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Dublin, Ireland

    Also Known As

    Kate McGrath

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  • Quotes (26)

    • Katie McGrath: (About her appreciation for the wardrobe department) I used to take up hems on the Tudors for six months. And I can't even sew, so I get what it means if I rip my dress: two hours for someone to stitch it. - Dailyrecord, October 6 2009.

    • Katie McGrath: (about unexpectedly haveing become an actress) I won the lottery because I didn't know I would love this so much and I'm so lucky to have gotten the chance. - CTV.ca, October 2008.

    • Katie McGrath: (about her acting experience) I hadn't acted much. I'd been in school plays, but I wasn't a drama-school kid and my family aren't performers. - Tribune Magazine, December 2008.

    • Katie McGrath: (about her favourite scenes in Merlin) My favourite scenes are always the scenes I do with Colin [Colin Morgan] - SciFiChick, August 2009.

    • Katie McGrath: (about her idea of what being an actress was like) I was looking at these actresses sort of sitting around under umbrellas, people bringing them cold drinks and I was like, 'That looks so much easier than what I'm doing' and I was so wrong.

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    • 2013 Public Appearances:
      -January 20th, 2012: Labyrinth screening and Q&A, Totally Serialized TV Series Festival, London.

    • 2012 Public Appearances:
      -October 24th, 2012: BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
      -October 21st, 2012: T4.
      -July 15th, 2012: San Diego Comic Con, Merlin panel, San Diego, USA.

    • Photoshoots:
      -September 2012, Radio Times magazine.
      -March 2012, The Lady magazine's A Love Letter to Vintage S tyle, Brooklands Museum, London.
      -August 2011, Sunday Independent (David Cantwell photographer).

    • Other:
      -SFX 2011 Christmas message.

    • Polls:
      -2012 Zap2It Most Crushworthy Villain for her role of Morgana in Merlin.
      -2011 UK Cult TV 'Sexiest Female' #3.
      -2011 Geeky Girls Love Scifi October Woman of the Month'.

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