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David Morrissey

1964-06-21 Everton, Liverpool, England, UK

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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. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Morrissey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


The Colour Room Fred Ridgeway 2021-11-12
A Separate Peace John Brown 2020-05-01
Two Tribes Self 2019-03-25
National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar Mark Antony 2018-03-22
The Ones Below Jon 2016-03-11
The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On Narrator (voice) 2016-02-15
National Theatre Live: Hangmen Harry 2016-03-03
Secrets of Mexico's Drug War Narrator 2015-03-11
Ronaldo Dramatic VO (voice) 2015-11-09
The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead 2013-10-11
Welcome to the Punch Thomas Geiger 2013-03-15
Earthbound Bill Norman 2012-02-06
Blitz Dunlop 2011-05-20
Gee Gee Michael 2011-01-01
London's Burning Borough Commander 2011-12-22
Around The World In 60 Mins Self - Narrator (voice) 2011-01-01
Cooked (voice) 2010-05-21
Thorne: Sleepyhead Tom Thorne 2010-10-31
Centurion Bothos 2010-02-15
Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express John Arbuthnot 2010-07-11
Mrs Mandela Theunis Swanepoel 2010-01-25
Nowhere Boy Bobby Dykins 2009-12-25
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 Maurice Jobson 2009-02-28
U Be Dead Dr. Jan Falkowski 2009-09-25
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 Maurice Jobson 2009-02-28
Is Anybody There? Dad 2009-04-17
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 Maurice Jobson 2009-02-28
The Other Boleyn Girl Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk 2008-02-28
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor Jackson Lake 2008-12-25
The Reaping Doug 2007-04-05
Taking Liberties Since 1997 Narration 2007-01-01
The Water Horse Captain Thomas Hamilton 2007-12-25
Viva Blackpool Ripley Holden 2006-06-10
Basic Instinct 2 Michael Glass 2006-03-29
Derailed Sam Griffin 2005-11-11
The Year London Blew Up Narrator (voice) 2005-09-01
Stoned Tom Keylock 2005-11-18
Disaster at Chernobyl Himself - Narrator (voice) 2004-01-01
Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High Narrator 2004-01-01
This Little Life Richie MacGregor 2003-03-19
The Deal Gordon Brown 2003-09-28
Murder Dave Dewston 2002-05-01
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Gunther Weber 2001-04-18
Born Romantic Fergus 2000-09-14
Some Voices Pete 2000-08-25
The Suicide Club Henry Joyce 2000-01-01
Fanny & Elvis Rob 1999-11-19
The Commissioner Murray Lomax 1998-02-22
Hilary and Jackie Kiffer Finzi 1998-12-30
The One That Got Away Andy "Mac" McNab 1996-02-18
Being Human Cyprion's Man 1994-05-06
Waterland Dick Crick 1992-08-21
Black and Blue DC Norman Mills 1992-09-27
Robin Hood Little John 1991-05-13
The Widowmaker Rob 1990-01-01
Out of Town 1988-01-01
Drowning by Numbers Bellamy 1988-09-10
Cause célèbre George Bowman 1987-08-23
Klopp: The Inside Story Narrator
Dampyr Gorka
Digital Theatre: Macbeth