Biography

Born in Burnage, Manchester in 1953, David Threlfall is a celebrated actor of stage, film and television. In the latter, he is perhaps best known as the feckless Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless. In 1994 whilst working on a production of The Count of Monte Cristo at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Threlfall met Bosnian actress Brana Bajic and the pair subsequently married a year later.

Born in Burnage, Manchester in 1953, David Threlfall is a celebrated actor of stage, film and television. In the latter, he is perhaps best known as the feckless Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless. In 1994 whilst working on a production of The Count of Monte Cristo at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Threlfall met Bosnian actress Brana Bajic and the pair subsequently married a year later.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1953-10-12

Place of Birth Burnage, Manchester, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Troy: Fall of a City (8 episodes) as King Priam
2017 Urban Myths (1 episode) as Samuel Beckett
2015 Midwinter of the Spirit (3 episodes) as Rev Huw Owens
2015 Code of a Killer (2 episodes) as DCS David Baker
2015 The Ark as Noah
2014 Black Sea as Peters
2014 Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This as Tommy Cooper
2013 What Remains (4 episodes) as Len Harper
2012 Evidently... John Cooper Clarke as Himself
2009 Nowhere Boy as George Toogood Smith
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age as Dr. John Dee
2007 Have I Got a Bit More News for You (1 episode) as Himself - Panellist
2007 Hot Fuzz as Martin Blower
2006 Housewife, 49 as Will Last
2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (6 episodes)
2006 Like Minds as John Colbie
2006 Alien Autopsy as Jeffrey
2005 The Queen's Sister as Prince Philip
2004 Shameless (6 episodes) (105 episodes) as Frank Gallagher
2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as Preserved Killick
2003 Chunky Monkey as Donald Leek
2001 Conspiracy
2000 Catherine Cookson's A Dinner of Herbs (6 episodes) as Hal Royce (older)
2000 In the Beginning (2 episodes) as Aaron
2000 Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (6 episodes)
1999 Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll
1999 Mary, Mother of Jesus as Joseph of Nazareth
1994 Men of the World (12 episodes) as Lenny Smart
1993 Diana: Her True Story as Prince Charles
1993 The Summer House as Syl
1992 Patriot Games as Inspector Highland
1991 A Murder of Quality as Stanley Rode
1991 Scum as Archer
1990 The Russia House as Wicklow
1990 Nightingales (13 episodes)
1990 He's Asking For Me
1989 A Casualty of War as Tom Rowse
1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
1989 When the Whales Came as Jack Jenkins
1986 Paradise Postponed (13 episodes) as Leslie Titmuss
1984 Dog Ends as Robert
1983 The Gathering Seed (6 episodes) as Joe Henshaw
1983 Red Monarch as Vasily
1983 King Lear as Edgar
1982 Rolling Home as Donald
1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (10 episodes)
1982 Mike Leigh: Making Plays as Himself
1979 The Brylcreem Boys
1977 The Kiss of Death as Trevor

Production

2004 Shameless (138 episodes)Executive Producer

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