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Sharon Morgan

Last updated 05 March 2013


Sharon Morgan


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Sharon Morgan (born LlandyfaelogCarmarthenshire) is a Welsh actress of stage and screen, currently based in Cardiff.

Since beginning her acting career in the 1970s, Morgan has appeared in a variety of TV series, films and stage productions in both the English and Welsh languages. Welsh Newspaper theWestern Mail referred to her as "one of the most respected actors of her generation."[2] Notable roles include her portrayal of Professor Margaret Edwards in A Mind to Kill between 1994 and 2002, and portraying Stella Craven in Mine All Mine, (2004) written by Russell T Davies.

Amongst Morgan’s other screen credits are a regular lead role in the BBC drama series Belonging, as well as a semi-regular role in Doctors and appearances in other UK television shows such as Midsummer MurdersCasualty,Coronation StreetCaerdyddPobol y Cwm and Alys. In 2002 Morgan appeared as Kath, a frustrated middle-aged houswewife in the Cardiff-shot comedy short Pleasure Pill. She played the lead role of Martha in the 2008 S4C dramaMartha, Jac a Santo which she describes as a "culturally important film" that serves as "a strong and sensitive portrayal of agricultural life in Wales". Morgan's portrayal of Martha won her her second BAFTA Cymru award for best actress (having previously won one for her performance in Tair Chwaer [1998]).

Morgan has also achieved prominence through her role in Torchwood as Mary Cooper, the mother of principal character Gwen Cooper. Morgan first appeared in the episode "Something Borrowed" in the second series (2008), and returned for six episodes of the show's fourth series, "Torchwood: Miracle Day" (2011). Later in 2011, Morgan starred as Maggie Jones in Resistance, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Owen Sheers. 

Morgan's work on Resistance has earned her a further best actress nomination at the 21st BAFTA Cymru awards. In September 2012 the actress joined the fifth series of Hollyoaks Later as Nana Flo. She will also star in the upcoming U.S drama series Da Vinci's Demons as Sister Albina.

In addition to her screen career, Morgan is also an established stage actress and dramatist who has also translated plays, including the Vagina Monologues, into the Welsh language Her stage acting roles include the National Theatre Wales production A Good night out in the Valleys which was first performed in 2010. 

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