Outstanding New Talent 2008

Following Colin’s well-received performances in Merlin Season 1, he was nominated for the Variety Club’s Caron Keating Newcomer Award. He arrives for the presentation to camera flashes and interviews … well-deserved, we say.

On this date, November 16th 2008, Colin Morgan accepted the “Caron Keating Outstanding Newcomer Award .  The award is presented by John Hurt … voice of Kilgharrah … with affectionate remarks about their on-screen relationship.

And so, recognition of this remarkable talent has begun to ripple out, like small waves created when a stone is tossed into a lake.  Where will it lead?  We will watch and wait.


18 comments on “Outstanding New Talent 2008

  1. Twosocks says:

    Brilliant! Love the interviews because you get to hear Colin’s own voice. And a pretty prestigious audience. Do we know who the woman was who was obviously involved in that particular award and seemed very pleased with it’s recipient.

    How long do you think he got away with pretending he still believed in Santa? Can hear his mother saying “Colin, now that you’re growing up, we need to have a talk. You know, Santa isn’t ——-“

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  2. leahluna55 says:

    Lovely! he looks so natural, free and enjoying himself.
    What was the present he never received?


    • It was a toy called a Stretch Armstrong. It was apparently a figure made of a material that stretched quite a lot … arms and legs, I guess. Maybe you could look it up. Anyway, after this interview, he received quite a lot of them. Christmas after all!


    • Stretch Armstrong
      Stretch Armstrong was a large, gel-filled action figure first introduced in 1976 by Kenner. Stretch Armstrong was an action figure in the shape of a short, well-muscled blonde man wearing a black speedo. The doll’s most notable feature was that it could be stretched from its original size to four or five feet. The original Armstrong figure was held in place inside its box by two polystyrene inserts; it could be placed back inside the box for storage.

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  3. Twosocks says:

    Kind of figured he may have gotten quite a few of those. I think Stretch was a bit like the guy on The Fantastic Four.

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  4. Twosocks says:

    Looks like Stretch was filled with corn syrup! Guess it worked. Maybe like a liquid filled, shaped, plastic bean bag? Of course, you can still get them on eBay!

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  5. Twosocks says:

    From the camera work, I thought the lady might have had something to do with Caron Keating, too. This is a name I don’t recognize, though I guess I could google it. Do either of you know anything about him? I did recognize Michael Caine.


  6. Twosocks says:

    Thanks. I will look her up. Not sure why I thought it was a man. One more question: Colin mentioned the work of the Variety Club. Similar to the work they do here? The Variety Club telethon used to be a big thing here in St. Louis. Not sure if they even do it anymore. I think they provide assistance to people with disabilities?


    • The Variety Club in the UK is a Children’s Charity. It supports children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

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      • Twosocks says:

        I think it might be pretty much the same here. I remember them always having kids on the broadcast. Helping with purchases of special equipment, vans for transportation. There are a couple of large children’s hospitals here, so they may have been especially active.


  7. Twosocks says:

    Could that woman have been Caron Keating’s mom? Gloria Hunniford? Apparently also a television presenter.


  8. Twosocks says:

    I suppose the people watching would have recognized her without some kind of a tag line. Just happened to spot it. Truly an honor for Colin. Miss Hunniford seemed so pleased.

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