This article is about the actor. For the economist, see Julian Morris (economist).

Julian David Morris (born 13 January 1983)[1] is an English actor, known for his roles in the films Cry Wolf and Sorority Row, and on the television shows Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time and New Girl.

Personal life

Morris was born in Crouch End, North London, and grew up in Muswell Hill.[2] He is the son of South African-born Glen and Zimbabwean-born Andrea Morris, and spent a lot of time in both countries growing up.[2] He has a younger sister, Amy, and is from a Jewish family.[3][4] He resides in Los Angeles. Morris is a close friend of Pretty Little Liars co-star Ian Harding.[5]


Morris on set of OUAT in March 2013

Morris began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre in London.[6] It was there, when he was 13, that a director on the British drama series The Knock spotted him and asked him to play a boy pushed into the drug trade.[7] Morris continued his intensive training under Anna Scher for the next eight years. In this period more opportunities arose, and after appearing in several television shows, films and commercials, he went on to spend three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, working with directors such as Steven Pimlott, Tim Albery and Elijah Moshinsky, and alongside actors like Simon Russell Beale, Samuel West and Roger Allam. Morris made his US debut in the 2005 horror film Cry Wolf as lead character Owen Matthews, followed by the role of James Edwards in the 2006 drama film Whirlygirl.

Morris was next seen in the independent horror film Donkey Punch as Josh, critically honoured after its screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[8] He also appeared in the Tom Cruise-starring Valkyrie and the Sugababes video "Freak Like Me". Morris next had a supporting role in the slasher film Sorority Row as Andy. In 2010, he played the recurring role of Agent Owen in 24.

Morris was part of the main cast of the 2010 ABC documentary-style dramedy series My Generation, playing "The Rich Kid" Anders Holt.[9] Morris also starred in the teen drama Pretty Little Liars as Dr. Wren Kingston. In July 2012, Morris joined the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Phillip.[10]

Morris starred as Victor in the film Kelly + Victor, which premiered on 16 October 2012 at the BFI London Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the UK on 20 September 2013. The film won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2014. The following year, Morris portrayed the lead role of Gareth in the fantasy adventure film Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse.

In March 2014, Morris was cast as Reverend Paul Curtis in the Amazon Studios pilot Hand of God.[11] The pilot was ordered to full series by Amazon Studios in October 2014.[12] In August 2014, he landed a recurring guest role on the Fox sitcom New Girl, playing Ryan Geauxinue.

In May 2016, Morris landed a major role on the film Felt playing Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who teamed with Carl Bernstein to expose the Watergate dealings. [13]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Charlie Gosling
2002 Spin Fiz Short film
2005 Cry Wolf Owen Matthews
2006 Whirlygirl James Edwards
2008 Donkey Punch Josh
2008 Valkyrie Young Lieutenant – Desert
2009 Sorority Row Andy Richards
2010 Privileged Spencer Stephens
2012 Beyond Farley Connors
2012 Kelly + Victor Victor
2014 Something Wicked Ryan
2014 Take Flight Walt Short film
2015 Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Gareth
2017 Felt Bob Woodward Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Knock, TheThe Knock Dafyd Ellis Series 2, episode 10
1999 Kid in the Corner School boy Unknown episodes
2000 Fish Carl Lumsden Main role; 6 episodes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Dennis Clement Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2007 Shark Dylan Crawford Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008–09 ER Dr. Andrew Wade 7 episodes
2009 Privileged Simon Episode: "All About a Brand New You"
2009 Eleventh Hour Quinn Episode: "Subway"
2010 24 Agent Owen 6 episodes
2010–17 Pretty Little Liars Wren Kingston 20 episodes
2010 My Generation Anders Holt Main role; 8 episodes
2012 Men at Work Damien Episode: "Pilot"
2012–14 Once Upon A Time Prince Phillip 6 episodes
2014–present Hand of God Reverend Paul Curtis Main role
2014–15 New Girl Ryan Geauxinue 7 episodes


  1. ^ Morris, Julian (13 January 2013). "Spending my 30th in Hawaii with my amazing friends". Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b Erica (20 February 2013). "Fan Q&A with Julian Morris". ABC Family. p. 5. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Pastor, Iris (14 September 2010). "Jews in the News: Celebrity Scoop: Amanda Bynes and S#*! my dad says". Let My People Grow. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Cynthia (22 April 2009). "Julian Morris Goes Dark for Donkey Punch". TV of the Absurd. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Erica (20 February 2013). "Fan Q&A with Julian Morris". ABC Family. p. 6. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Barker, Andy (24 November 2008). "Morris Major". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Julian Morris biography and filmography". Tribute. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lottery funded films score success at Sundance Film Festival". UK Film Council. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2011. [dead link]
  9. ^ "ABC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  10. ^ Hibberd, James (26 July 2012). "'Once Upon a Time' scoop: 'Pretty Little Liars' actor is Sleeping Beauty's prince – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Julian Morris Cast In Amazon's 'Hand Of God'; Jama Williamson In NBC's 'Ellen More Or Less'". 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Amazon Picks Up Full Series of 'Hand of God' and Steven Soderbergh's 'Red Oaks'". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Pedersen, Erik (23 May 2016). "Julian Morris Investigates 'Felt'; Sam Hazeldine Joins 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'".