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Saturday 17 August 2019

William set for TV role

Nicola Donnelly

A Kinsealy actor returned to the television screens to star in TV3's hit soap Red Rock this Thursday.

William Morgan has been a familiar face on television screens having starred in a number of productions including playing the part of Morgan Dalton, boyfriend to Suzanne, in Fair City for three years before his character was imprisoned for his part in an arson attack.

This week in Red Rock, William plays the part of solicitor Declan Meehan, who has been drafted in by Claire following her brother, David Hennessy's, arrest. The gripping storyline sees David and Michael being hauled into the station for questioning when David's former girlfriend Katie reveals that David was being blackmailed by her brother, the slain Darren Kiely, giving Michael a motive for his murder.

Speaking about his new role, William said: 'I was delighted to join the cast of Red Rock as solicitor David Meehan. There was a great atmosphere on set and I think everyone involved feels they are a part of something very strong.'

He said the new soap opera, which commenced earlier this year, has great story lines and characters, which he believes has grabbed the imagination of its audience.

'The production values, story lines and characters have all helped grab the imagination of the audience from day one. I also now feel I am 'qualified' to give legal advice should anyone need it.'

William has worked extensively in independent theatre as an actor, director and producer and some of his work includes the critically acclaimed productions of '12 Angry Men' and 'The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.'

While working as a producer William has produced several productions for the Dublin Fringe Festival and a Festival of New Works by women writers.

A man of diversity, William is also a stand-up comedian having performed internationally and was a finalist in The BBC New Comedy Awards and Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny?' at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Some of William's other works include starring as Myles Brennan in 'The English Class,' a show which he co-created for RTE and Jim 'Spock' Brennan in the Ardal O'Hanlon sitcom Val Falvey, TD.

Most recently William directed Glass Ceiling with his production company Wytao Films. The controversial short film, a finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, written by Fergal O'Byrne, is about a female executive being interviewed for the role of CEO of multi-national. It has been shown in over 22 countries.

William has directed and appeared in a number of music videos for Tisvilde and The Cotton Tree Project. He has also produced a web series Taximan Frank and is now working on a new series with Wytao Films.

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