Joseph Morgan (born 16 May 1981) is a British actor. He is best known for his role as Niklaus Mikaelson in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals.
Morgan was born in London but lived in Swansea, for 11 years He is the oldest child in his family. He was a student at Morriston Comprehensive School and then studied a BTEC Performing Arts course at Gower College Swansea, before moving back to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in his late teens.
1. VAMPIRES ARE A GENRE NOW.
2. I’VE ALWAYS HAD AN INCREDIBLE INTEREST IN THE VILLAINS, WHICH ARE A LOT MORE FUN TO PLAY.
3. WHEN YOU’RE INDESTRUCTIBLE, THEN NOTHING IS A THREAT REALLY. SO NOTHING NEEDS TO BE TAKEN THAT SERIOUSLY.
4. IF YOU’RE WORKING WITH SOMEONE WHO YOU GET ON WITH AND YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HATE THEM ON THE SCREEN, THEN YOU GET THIS PLAYFUL CHALLENGE THING WHERE YOU’RE TRYING TO ONE-UP EACH OTHER AND THAT’S REALLY INTERESTING. SOMETIMES IT CAN BECOME LIKE TENNIS. THE HARDER YOU HIT THE BALL BACK, THEN THE HARDER THE HIT IT BACK TO YOU.
5. I WOULD NEVER ASSUME TO TELL ANOTHER ACTOR HOW TO DO HIS JOB!
6. I LOVE ‘THE WALKING DEAD.’ I’M A MASSIVE FAN OF THAT SHOW.
7. ‘INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE’ MADE VAMPIRES SEXY.