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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1964-06-21

Place of Birth Everton, Liverpool, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Finney(0 episodes) as Stephen Finney
2018 The City and the City(4 episodes) as Tyador Borlú
2018 National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
2018 Britannia(9 episodes) as General Aulus Plautius
2016 National Theatre Live: Hangmen as Harry
2016 The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On as Narrator (voice)
2015 Ronaldo as Dramatic VO (voice)
2015 The Ones Below as Jon
2015 Secrets of Mexico's Drug War as Narrator
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Himself (archive footage)
2014 The Missing(8 episodes) as Sam Webster
2014 The Driver(3 episodes) as Vince McKee
2014 Extant(26 episodes) as Tobias Shepherd
2014 The 7.39(2 episodes) as Carl Matthews
2013 The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead
2013 The Dead Hour as Murray Devlin
2013 Earthbound as Bill Norman
2013 Welcome to the Punch as Thomas Geiger
2012 True Love(1 episode) as Adrian
2011 Blitz as Dunlop
2011 The Field of Blood(4 episodes) as Murray Devlin
2011 South Riding(3 episodes) as Robert Carne
2011 Gee Gee as Michael
2011 Around The World In 60 Mins as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2010 The Walking Dead(32 episodes) as The Governor
2010 Thorne(6 episodes) as Tom Thorne
2010 Thorne: Scaredycat as Tom Thorne
2010 Thorne: Sleepyhead as Tom Thorne
2010 Centurion as Bothos
2010 Mrs Mandela as Theunis Swanepoel
2009 Nowhere Boy as Bobby Dykins
2009 U Be Dead as Dr. Jan Falkowski
2009 Doctor Who Greatest Moments(2 episodes) as Himself
2009 Is Anybody There? as Dad
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 as Maurice Jobson
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 as Maurice Jobson
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 as Maurice Jobson
2008 Doctor Who: The Next Doctor as Jackson Lake
2008 Meet The Immigrants(6 episodes)
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl as Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk
2008 Sense and Sensibility(3 episodes) as Colonel Brandon
2007 The Water Horse as Captain Thomas Hamilton
2007 Five Days(12 episodes)
2007 Meadowlands(8 episodes)
2007 The Reaping as Doug
2007 Taking Liberties Since 1997 as Narration
2006 The One Show(2 episodes)
2006 Viva Blackpool as Ripley Holden
2006 Basic Instinct 2 as Michael Glass
2005 Stoned as Tom Keylock
2005 Derailed as Sam Griffin
2004 Blackpool(30 episodes) as Ripley Holden
2004 Zero Hour(1 episode) as Narrátor
2004 Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High as Narrator
2004 Disaster at Chernobyl as Narrator
2003 The Deal as Gordon Brown
2003 State of Play(6 episodes) as Stephen Collins
2003 State of Play as Stephen Collins
2002 Murder as Dave Dewston
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 Linda Green(1 episode) as Pete
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Captain Gunther Weber
2000 Born Romantic as Fergus
2000 Some Voices as Pete
2000 Clocking Off(28 episodes)
2000 The Suicide Club as Henry Joyce
1998 Hilary and Jackie as Kiffer Finzi
1998 Our Mutual Friend(4 episodes) as Bradley Headstone
1997 Holding On(8 episodes)
1995 Soccer AM(1 episode)
1995 Out of the Blue (UK)(12 episodes)
1994 Being Human as Cyprion's Man
1992 Framed(4 episodes)
1992 Black and Blue
1992 Between the Lines(1 episode)
1991 Robin Hood as Little John
1990 The Widowmaker as Rob
1989 Cause célèbre as George Bowman
1988 Drowning by Numbers as Bellamy
1988 The Storyteller(1 episode) as Theseus
1983 One Summer(5 episodes)

Directing

2009 Don't Worry About MeDirector
2004 Passer ByDirector

Sound

2004 Zero Hour(4 episodes)Vocal Coach

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