“My name is Edward. Well really it's Edward Thomas Lytton Vaughan Coleman. Which is preposterously long name, but one which comes with the glistening possibility of its owner being 'distinguished'. I am in no way 'distinguished'. Though I clearly possess parents incapable of making tough decisions. ... I basically say words out loud for a living. On the television. In an acting sort of way, not a Vernon Kay sort of way. Though I do see him about now and then. ... My professional name is 'Ed' Coleman. As you can see I have gone to a great deal of trouble to conceal my true identity from my intrusive legions of fans. Latest count, 1. I got a letter and everything. It was odd. And now I've started a blog; which I suppose is like being the guy who only got round to buying a Minisdisc player in 2004.”
Ed Coleman is the actor who portrayed Morris in the episodes The Dragon's Call and Valiant in the BBC series Merlin. He received his B.A. (Hons) in English Literature from Cambridge University and studied theatre techniques, including Method Acting and Improvisation, at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCB, and the RADA Shakespeare Programme. He is a member of Cambridge Footlights. He has worked as a stand-up comedian, as well as a stage, television, and film actor. Other than in Merlin, he has guest-starred in shows such as Bones, Holby City, LONDYNCZYCY, Demons, Coming of Age, My Family, Vital Signs, and The Message. He has been a series-regular and/or co-star on such series as Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Spy, Teenage Kicks, Suka Fu Chicken Head, and Lil' Sisters. He starred in the films Nobody, Forget Paris, Exit, and Hogfather.