Everything You Need to Know About Joseph Morgan
Joseph Morgan is the most amazing British actor, director, producer, and writer. He got fame with a character name Klaus Mikaleson who he played in sitcoms like The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. He won millions of hearts and still ruling over it.
This character gives a new introduction to this British actor and boosts his career to the heights. Today we are going to know about Klaus Mikaleson and his personal life.
Joseph Morgan Personal Life:
On May 16, 1981, he was born in London, England, to painter Nick Martin and Sarah as their oldest child. He has one sister, Crystal, and one brother Jack.
Joseph lived in Morriston, Swansea, and studied at the ‘Morriston Comprehensive School in Cwmrhydyceirw, Wales. He finished his college at ‘Gorseinon College’ (presently called ‘Gower College Swansea’), where he took up a course in BTEC Performing Arts.
During his late teens, he went back to London to study acting and attended the ‘Central School of Speech and Drama, a constituent of the ‘University of London.’ Well, his Zodiac sign is Taurus.
On the set of “The Vampire Diaries,” Joseph met an American actress Persia White who plays the role of Bonnie’s mother.
They met and got a special connection with each other. They started dating in 2011 and dated for 3 years, and then they got married in the same year. Morgan has a stepdaughter, Mecca White, through Persia.
Joseph began his journey in the early 2000s, and he got his first breakthrough with Reverend Parr in the British TV series ‘Spooks’ (2002).
He won a few awards because of his amazing performance. Then he moved towards the big screen, where he worked in a few American films, ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’ released on November 14, 2003, which saw him playing the supporting role of William Warley, Captain of the Mizzentop.
In 2004, he featured in another supporting role as Philotas in the Oliver Stone directed and Colin Farrell starrer epic historical drama flick ‘Alexander,’ a film on ‘Alexander The Great.
While having this movie, he also played the character of Troy in the British TV series ‘Hex,’ which got lots of positive reviews.
During the years, he performed in various tv sitcoms and movies that gave him little recognition. These included playing Callum in ‘William and Mary’ (2005); Jasper in the miniseries ‘The Line of Beauty (2006); Matthew Williams in ‘Silent Witness’ (2007); Mick Mabley in ‘Doc Martin’ (2007); and Tony/Tony Reece in ‘Casualty’ (2008-2009).
In 2006, he also played the role of Alfie in the BBC Four television play ‘Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! And in the same year, he became part of the British TV film ‘Mansfield Park’ playing the role of William Price.
After the hardwork of the decade, he got his first starring came in 2010 with the TV miniseries ‘Ben Hur.’ The series was based on the 1880 novel ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. Joseph played the titular role of a wealthy Jerusalem merchant Judah Ben-Hur/Sextus Arrius.
Finally, in 2011, Morgan got the role that changed his whole life. The role of Klaus Mikaelson in the American supernatural TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries was based on L. J. Smith’s popular book series bearing the same title changes the life of Joseph Morgan.
He was introduced in season 2 of The Vampire Diaries and then continued work in seasons 3 & 4. After that, he made a guest appearance in seasons 5th and 7th. His character is so good that they create a whole new series on Klaus Mikaleson and his family.
New Beginning in Career:
After getting so much fame and appreciation. He was framed in that character, and the whole new series, “The Originals,” came to the people. It’s a quiet journey for the whole Mikaleson family and the depth story about Klaus.
The originals gave him a completely new character, and the viewers enjoy and understand all the sides of Klaus Mikaleson.
He was complemented with a TV Guide Award in the category of Choice TV Villain in 2013, apart from many other nominations.
At the end of the year, he featured as Lysander in the 2011 epic-fantasy-adventure-action blockbuster film ‘Immortals’. And Rusty in the American-Canadian independent drama film ‘Angels Crest’ released on December 30.
In 2011, he was rank number 84 on BuddyTV’s list of ‘TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011. He also wrote and directed the short film “Revelation” in 2013. In the same year, he also featured as “Nathan” in the movie “Open Grave” and in the lead role of A.J. Budd in the supernatural psychological thriller “Armistice.”
In 2013, The CW released “The Originals,” which revolves around Morgan’s character Klaus Mikaleson. That character also won many awards in 2014 in ‘Favorite Actor In A New TV Series’ and several other award nominations, including one from ‘The teen Choice Awards.
In the series “The Originals,” Joseph Morgan also directed 2 episodes, namely ‘Behind the Black Horizon’ which aired in season 3 on April 8, 2016. And ‘Keepers of the House’ which aired in season 4 on April 7, 2017.
Klaus Mikaleson is the most amazing and loved character in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. The way he potrays his character and how Klaus was tortured and beaten by his father makes him the greatest evil in history. Yet, throughout the time, he treated the people and loved his daughter Hope forever and died for her.
The whole character of Kalus Mikaleson is amazing and surprises everyone. The way he loves hates fights and finds out the solution in the most crucial situation. He lived for almost 1000 years and became a witness to the world and how it is changing.
He loved his family the most, yet he had some issues with his siblings. But still, the family stood with each other for a vow of “Always and Forever.”. They keep this vow till the end, and Klaus always secures his siblings from problems and stands with them at any cost.
In the Mikaleson family, each character is different, but they all are special. It is really hard to say that they are blessed or cursed because they enjoy immortality and face the worst kind of pain that is impossible for any normal human being.
Joseph Morgan is the best character for Klaus Mikaleson. And I don’t think that any other person can make it so beautiful, just as Joseph did.
Nowadays, he is working on many projects, and in the future, he will be back with a new character. But his fans always remember him as Klaus Mikaleson.