Katie McGrath


24 Oct 1983


Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland


Katherine Elizabeth McGrath


Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an assistant director, helped get her a job as a wardrobe assistant on the series The Tudors (2007). Whilst working on the production some of the staff suggested she tried acting. A cast driver on the series passed her a list with the actors' agents on it, so she wrote and sent photos to them.

Success followed with McGrath made her debut in the TV film Damage (2007). She also won a small role in the aforementioned The Tudors (2007). Her big break came, however, when she was cast as the evil Morgana in the hit BBC series Merlin (2008). Further roles followed, including a part in Madonna's directorial debut W.E. (2011).

Actor ( 23 credits )

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Elsa
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Elsa
Slasher (2016)  Sarah Bennett (8 episodes, 2016)
Jurassic World (2015)
The Throwaways (2015) Gloria
Leading Lady (2014) Jodi Rutherford
Dracula (2013)  Lucy Westenra (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dates (2013)  Kate (1 episode, 2013)
Through the Storm (2012) Alice / Banshee (voice)
Labyrinth (2012)  Oriane / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Sunday Brunch (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
W.E. (2011) Lady Thelma
The Queen (2009)  Princess Margaret (1 episode, 2009)
Merlin: Secrets & Magic (2009)  Herself (14 episodes, 2009)
Freakdog (2008) Harriet
Eden (2008) Dessie's Girlfriend
Merlin (2008)  Morgana (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
The Tudors (2007)  Bess (1 episode, 2008)
Sound (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
T4 (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Children in Need (1980)  Morgana (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Blue Peter (1958)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
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