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David Morrissey

Born: 1964

Biography

David Mark Morrissey (born 21 June 1964) is an English actor and director. Morrissey grew up in the Kensington and Knotty Ash areas of Liverpool. He learned to act at the Everyman Youth Theatre, alongside Ian Hart, Mark and Stephen McGann, and Cathy Tyson. At the age of 18, he and Hart were cast in the television series One Summer (1983), which won them recognition throughout the country. After making One Summer, Morrissey attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Throughout the 1990s, he often portrayed policemen and soldiers, though took other defining roles such as Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend (1998) and Christopher Finzi in Hilary and Jackie (1998). More film parts followed, including roles in Some Voices (2000) and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), before he played the critically acclaimed roles of Stephen Collins in State of Play (2003) and Gordon Brown in The Deal (2003). The former won him a nomination at the British Academy Television Awards and the latter a Best Actor award at the Royal Television Society Awards. His film roles have not always been acclaimed; his appearance as the male lead in Basic Instinct 2 (2006) was widely criticised, and The Reaping (2007) bombed at the box office. Since then, he has had leading roles in Sense and Sensibility (2008), Red Riding (2009) and Five Days (2010), acted in the films Nowhere Boy (2009) and Centurion (2010), and produced and starred in the crime drama Thorne (2010). He returned to the stage in 2008 for a run of Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House and will take the title role in the Liverpool Everyman's production of Macbeth in 2011. As a director Morrissey has helmed short films, and the dramas Sweet Revenge (2001) and Passer By (2004) for the BBC. His feature debut, Don't Worry About Me, premiered at the 2009 London Film Festival and was broadcast on BBC television in March 2010. He is married to the novelist Esther Freud, has three children and is a patron of numerous charities. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Morrissey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Everton, Liverpool, England, UK

Resources

Movies

The Reaping

Doug in The Reaping

Basic Instinct 2

Michael Glass in Basic Instinct 2

Robin Hood

Little John in Robin Hood

Centurion

Bothos in Centurion

The Other Boleyn Girl

Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk in The Other Boleyn Girl

Derailed

Sam Griffin in Derailed

Taking Liberties

Narration in Taking Liberties

Nowhere Boy

Bobby Dykins in Nowhere Boy

Drowning by Numbers

Bellamy in Drowning by Numbers

The Deal

Gordon Brown in The Deal

Hilary and Jackie

Kiffer Finzi in Hilary and Jackie

U Be Dead

Dr. Jan Falkowski in U Be Dead

Stoned

Tom Keylock in Stoned

The Water Horse

Captain Thomas Hamilton in The Water Horse

Some Voices

Pete in Some Voices

Blitz

Dunlop in Blitz

Cause célèbre

George Bowman in Cause célèbre

Viva Blackpool

Ripley Holden in Viva Blackpool

Earthbound

Bill Norman in Earthbound

Is Anybody There?

Dad in Is Anybody There?

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974

Maurice Jobson in Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

Maurice Jobson in Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983

Maurice Jobson in Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983

Welcome to the Punch

Thomas Geiger in Welcome to the Punch

Black and Blue

DC Norman Mills in Black and Blue

Doctor Who: The Next Doctor

Jackson Lake in Doctor Who: The Next Doctor

Around The World In 60 Mins

Self - Narrator (voice) in Around The World In 60 Mins

The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead

in The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead

Born Romantic

Fergus in Born Romantic

Secrets of Mexico's Drug War

Narrator in Secrets of Mexico's Drug War

The Widowmaker

Rob in The Widowmaker

National Theatre Live: Hangmen

Harry in National Theatre Live: Hangmen

Mrs Mandela

Theunis Swanepoel in Mrs Mandela

The Ones Below

Jon in The Ones Below

The Suicide Club

Henry Joyce in The Suicide Club

Disaster at Chernobyl

Himself - Narrator (voice) in Disaster at Chernobyl

Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High

Narrator in Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High

Being Human

Cyprion's Man in Being Human

Gee Gee

Michael in Gee Gee

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Günther Weber in Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Ronaldo

Dramatic VO (voice) in Ronaldo

Murder

Dave Dewston in Murder

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

Mark Antony in National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On

Narrator (voice) in The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On

Fanny & Elvis

Rob in Fanny & Elvis

Cooked

(voice) in Cooked

The Year London Blew Up

Narrator (voice) in The Year London Blew Up

Waterland

Dick Crick in Waterland

Dampyr

Gorka in Dampyr

The One That Got Away

Andy "Mac" McNab in The One That Got Away

Macbeth

Macbeth in Macbeth

The Commissioner

Murray Lomax in The Commissioner

Klopp: The Inside Story

Narrator in Klopp: The Inside Story

London's Burning

Borough Commander in London's Burning

Two Tribes

Self in Two Tribes

Out of Town

The Traveller in Out of Town

The Colour Room

Fred Ridgeway in The Colour Room

This Little Life

Richie MacGregor in This Little Life

A Separate Peace

John Brown in A Separate Peace

Slingshot

Sam Napier in Slingshot

Thorne: Scaredycat

DI Tom Thorne in Thorne: Scaredycat

Available Light

Marcus in Available Light

Doctor Who Explained

Self in Doctor Who Explained

Out of Control

Mike in Out of Control

Clubland

DC Judd in Clubland

Trust Me - I'm a Politician

Self in Trust Me - I'm a Politician

Zero Hour - Terror in Tokyo

Self-Narrator(voice) in Zero Hour - Terror in Tokyo

Jürgen Klopp: Germany's Greatest Export

Self / Narrator in Jürgen Klopp: Germany's Greatest Export

The Walking Dead: The Return

The Governor (archive footage) in The Walking Dead: The Return

TV Shows

The Walking Dead

Philip Blake in The Walking Dead

The One Show

Self in The One Show

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Self - Guest in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

The 7.39

Carl Matthews in The 7.39

State of Play

Stephen Collins in State of Play

Out of the Blue

in Out of the Blue

Soccer AM

in Soccer AM

Blackpool

Ripley Holden in Blackpool

Between the Lines

in Between the Lines

Five Days

DI Mal Craig in Five Days

Meadowlands

in Meadowlands

The Field of Blood

Murray Devlin in The Field of Blood

Sense and Sensibility

Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility

Holding On

Shaun in Holding On

One Summer

in One Summer

Meet The Immigrants

in Meet The Immigrants

Thorne

Tom Thorne in Thorne

Framed

Sgt. Larry Jackson in Framed

South Riding

Robert Carne in South Riding

The Driver

Vince McKee in The Driver

True Love

Adrian in True Love

Our Mutual Friend

Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend

Clocking Off

in Clocking Off

The Missing

Sam Webster in The Missing

Doctor Who Greatest Moments

Self in Doctor Who Greatest Moments

Britannia

General Aulus Plautius in Britannia

The City and the City

Tyador Borlú in The City and the City

Finney

Stephen Finney in Finney

Linda Green

Pete in Linda Green

Good Omens

Captain Vincent in Good Omens

Inside No. 9

Martin in Inside No. 9

Devil's Advocate

Matthew Salt in Devil's Advocate

The Singapore Grip

Walter Blackett in The Singapore Grip

Zero Hour

Narrator in Zero Hour

Extant

Tobias Shepherd in Extant

Agatha Christie's Poirot

John Arbuthnot in Agatha Christie's Poirot

Sherwood

DCS Ian St Clair in Sherwood

Doctor Who

Jackson Lake in Doctor Who

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Rock 'n' Roll America

Narrator in Rock 'n' Roll America

Lion Country: Night and Day

Narrator (voice) in Lion Country: Night and Day

Between the Covers

in Between the Covers

This World

in This World

Murder

Dave Dewston in Murder

The Hollow Crown

Earl of Northumberland in The Hollow Crown

Britain's Notorious Prisons

Narrator in Britain's Notorious Prisons

Red Riding

in Red Riding

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer

Self - Guest in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer

Turkey: Empire of Erdogan

Narrator in Turkey: Empire of Erdogan

Gods of Tennis

Narrator in Gods of Tennis

Ellie & Natasia

Dentist in Ellie & Natasia

The Long Shadow

DCS George Oldfield in The Long Shadow

Pure Wickedness

Frank Healy in Pure Wickedness

The Long Shadow

ACC George Oldfield in The Long Shadow

Daddy Issues

Malcolm in Daddy Issues

Prime Target

in Prime Target

9mm: Guns and Gangs

Narrator in 9mm: Guns and Gangs

Rob Beckett's Smart TV

Self - Guest in Rob Beckett's Smart TV