Merlin star Colin Morgan in Quirke – see the pictures

The Northern Irish actor is back on our screens this Sunday playing Jimmy Minor opposite Gabriel Byrne's crime-solving pathologist

It’s all gone a bit quiet for fans of Colin Morgan these last few months. The former Merlin star has taken time off from our screens in the past year, appearing in acclaimed stage plays of The Tempest and Mojo. Now he’s back, guest starring opposite Gabriel Byrne in BBC1’s Dublin-based drama Quirke before joining the cast of BBC2’s The Fall later this year. 


Quirke sees Morgan playing a character named Jimmy Minor in Elegy, the third and final instalment based on the books by Benjamin Black (the pseudonym of award-winning author John Banville). And ahead of Morgan’s long-awaited return to telly, we’ve got a batch of photos featuring the man himself…



Quirke conclues on Sunday at 9:00pm on BBC1