4x01: the darkest hour part i

Colin Morgan Characters as Directed by Alice Troughton

Alice Troughton first got to know Colin in 2008 when she was directing the Doctor Who episode Midnight, in which he played teenaged emo Jethro Cane.

In 2009, Alice joined the staff of Merlin and stayed on through the end of the series in 2012. In all, she directed Colin in 13 episodes:

  • Sweet Dreams (2x06)
  • The Witch’s Quickening (2x11)
  • The Crystal Cave (3x05)
  • The Eye of the Phoenix (3x08)
  • Love in the Time of Dragons (3x09)
  • The Darkest Hour I (4x01)
  • The Darkest Hour II (4x02)
  • The Wicked Day (4x03)
  • The Sword in the Stone I (4x12)
  • The Sword in the Stone II (4x13)
  • A Lesson in Vengeance (5x07)
  • The Hollow Queen (5x08)
  • With All My Heart (5x09)

Now, Colin and Alice are teaming up for a third time to film the six part series The Living and the Dead. Set in the Victorian era, gentleman farmer Nathan Appleby is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife. The consequences of his quest may include the loss of his marriage–or even his sanity.

Filming began in the area around Somerset on 3 August 2015 and is scheduled to conclude on 18 December 2015. The Living and the Dead is to be distributed globally via BBC Worldwide in 2016.