Katie McGrath

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Name: Katie McGrath
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Occupation: actress
Medium: TV, film
Works: Merlin, Supergirl (TV series), Jurassic World, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Queen, A Princess for Christmas, Labyrinth (miniseries), Slasher (TV series), Dracula (TV series), Frontier
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Katie McGrath is an Irish actor known within the fandom community for playing Morgana on BBC's TV series Merlin as well as Lena Luthor on Supergirl. Her roles have also included Princess Margaret alongside Emilia Fox's Queen Elizabeth (Fox portrayed her sister on Merlin). She has had mostly small roles in other genre works including Jurassic World and the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, as well as a prominent role in Dracula.


Katie developed a fandom during her years on Merlin, where her character was often paired with Gwen (played by Angel Coulby) in fanworks. She was also heard to express various fandom friendly thoughts during commentaries on Merlin episodes where she seemed to root for the primary fandom pairing of Merlin/Arthur, and mentioned that her co-stars' friendship was increasingly indistinguishable from their onscreen relationship.

She has had a lesbian following since Merlin, which was helped along by her appearance as a lesbian character in the UK show Dates in 2013 with actress Gemma Chan (who later co-starred with Merlin alum Colin Morgan in Humans). This was increased with her role on Supergirl, with her onscreen chemistry with Melissa Benoit's character Kara which fans started pairing her with and Katie seems supportive of it[1]. Katie's character, Lena Luthor, became a popular character in her own right, generating excitement in the series in the second season (which had moved networks). Fandom support increased in Season 3 of Supergirl with addition of her co-star Odette Annable (her co-worker and friend Samantha Arias in the series).

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  1. Supergirl: Katie McGrath Is in Love With 'Badass' Lena Luthor - Aren't You? Season 2 Interview. April 11, 2017.