Zack Morris
Born (1998-10-02) 2 October 1998 (age 22)
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Known forEastEnders (2017–)

Zack Morris (born 2 October 1998) is an English actor, known for portraying the role of Keegan Baker in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.[1]

Early life and education

Originally from Brentwood, Essex, Morris grew up wanting to be an actor.[2] He developed an interest in acting at age 6 after seeing a local production with his mum and great-grandfather. Morris then started acting classes. After school, Morris entered college at D&B Academy of Performing Arts in Bromley. He received a scholarship from television presenter Marvin Humes.[3]

Career

Morris began his professional acting career at the age of nine when he appeared in the 2007 West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.[3] He also appeared in a West End production of Oliver![4] In 2011, Morris appeared in the miniseries The Fades and in 2012, he appeared in the BBC miniseries One Night as Kyle. Morris has also played in several commercials.[3] In 2017, Morris made his EastEnders debut as Keegan Butcher-Baker.[5]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Autopilot Zach Short film
2011 The Fades Sam TV mini-series; 2 episodes
2012 One Night Kyle TV mini-series; 4 episodes
2017–present EastEnders Keegan Baker Series regular, 300+ episodes (so far)

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Award Work Result
2017 The British Soap Awards Best Newcomer[6] EastEnders Shortlisted
TV Choice Awards Best Soap Newcomer[6] Shortlisted
Black International Film Festival Music Video & Screen Awards Best Emerging Talent[7] Won
2018 IARA UK Best Actor[8] Shortlisted
Best Young Actor[9] Won
Inside Soap Awards Best Actor[10] Longlisted
Digital Spy Reader Awards Best Male Actor[11] Eighth
2019 24th National Television Awards Serial Drama Performance[12] Longlisted
The British Soap Awards Best Actor[13] Shortlisted
Best Male Dramatic Performance[13] Shortlisted
TV Choice Awards Best Actor[14] Longlisted
Inside Soap Awards Best Actor[15] Shortlisted
Digital Spy Reader Awards Best Male Soap Actor[16] Longlisted
2020 25th National Television Awards Serial Drama Performance[17] Longlisted
TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actor Longlisted
Inside Soap Awards Best Actor[18] Longlisted

References

  1. ^ "Keegan commits murder in new EastEnders knife crime death twist?". Metro. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (5 February 2017). "EastEnders newcomer Zack Morris interview: 'If people hate Keegan, I'm fine with that'". Digital Spy. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Slade, Alison (4 April 2017). "EastEnders' Zack Morris: 'I've got Keegan's cheekiness, but none of the bullying'". What's on TV. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ "D&B AT THE 2017 NTA'S". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (10 January 2017). "Who's Keegan? EastEnders sneaked in a brand new character last night". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Zack Morris nominated for Best Newcomer TV Awards". D&B Management. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Winners Announced". Black International Film Festival. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  8. ^ "IARA Awards 2018 Nominees". Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  9. ^ "IARA Awards - International Achievement Recognition Awards - Winners". 23 September 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  10. ^ Davies, Megan (24 July 2018). "Inside Soap Awards 2018 full longlist revealed: Which Corrie, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks stars are up?". Digital Spy. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  11. ^ Robinson, Abby (28 December 2018). "Emmerdale wins big at the Digital Spy Reader Awards 2018". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  12. ^ Harp, Justin (16 October 2018). "Here are all the nominees for the National TV Awards 2019, including Strictly, Doctor Who and Ant & Dec". Digital Spy. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  13. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (30 April 2019). "British Soap Awards 2019 shortlist revealed as EastEnders and Hollyoaks top the nominations". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  14. ^ "TVCA Long List 2019". TV Choice. Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  15. ^ Harp, Justin (1 July 2019). "Inside Soap Awards 2019 longlist revealed – which Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks stars are up?". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  16. ^ Robinson, Abby (19 November 2019). "The Digital Spy Reader Awards 2019: Vote now for your Soap favourites of the year!". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 27 November 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  17. ^ Harp, Justin (15 October 2019). "Love Island, Emmerdale, Killing Eve, Drag Race UK and more land National Television Awards longlist nominations". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  18. ^ Alexander, Susannah (14 September 2020). "Inside Soap Awards reveals full longlist for 2020's ceremony". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 September 2020.