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David Morrissey

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

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Jun 21, 1964 In Everton, Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dampyr
Latest Project:
Movie Klopp: The Inside Story 2022
Known For
Poster of Centurion
Poster of The Other Boleyn Girl
Poster of Basic Instinct 2
Poster of Zero Hour
Movie Dampyr Gorka 2022
Movie Klopp: The Inside Story Narrator 2022
Movie Digital Theatre: Macbeth Unknown 2022
Movie The Colour Room Unknown 2022
Series The Singapore Grip Walter Blackett 2020-07-26
Series Good Omens Captain Vincent 2019-05-30
Movie Two Tribes Himself 2019-03-25
Series Britannia General Aulus Plautius 2018-01-18
Movie National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar Mark Antony 2018-03-22
Series The City and the City Tyador Borlú 2018-04-06
Movie The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On Narrator (voice) 2016-02-15
Movie National Theatre Live: Hangmen Harry 2016-03-03
Movie Ronaldo Dramatic VO (voice) 2015-11-09
Movie Secrets of Mexico's Drug War Narrator 2015-03-11
Movie The Ones Below Jon 2015-10-14
Series The 7.39 Carl Matthews 2014-01-06
Series Inside No. 9 Martin 2014-02-05
Series The Missing Sam Webster 2014-10-28
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Series The Driver Vince McKee 2014-09-23
Series Extant Tobias Shepherd 2014-07-09
Movie Welcome to the Punch Thomas Geiger 2013-03-15
Movie The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead 2013-10-11
Movie The Dead Hour Murray Devlin 2013-08-08
Movie Earthbound Bill Norman 2012-02-06
Series True Love Adrian 2012-06-17
Movie Around The World In 60 Mins Self - Narrator (voice) 2011-01-01
Movie Gee Gee Michael 2011-01-01
Series The Field of Blood Murray Devlin 2011-05-08
Movie London's Burning Borough Commander 2011-12-22
Series South Riding Robert Carne 2011-02-20
Movie Blitz Dunlop 2011-05-20
Movie Mrs Mandela Theunis Swanepoel 2010-01-25
Movie Centurion Bothos 2010-02-15
Series Thorne Tom Thorne 2010-10-10
Movie Cooked (voice) 2010-05-21
Movie Thorne: Sleepyhead Tom Thorne 2010-10-31
Series The Walking Dead Philip Blake 2010-10-31
Movie Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 Maurice Jobson 2009-02-28
Movie Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 Maurice Jobson 2009-02-28
Movie Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 Maurice Jobson 2009-02-28
Movie Is Anybody There? Dad 2009-04-17
Movie Nowhere Boy Bobby Dykins 2009-12-25
Movie U Be Dead Dr. Jan Falkowski 2009-09-25
Series Doctor Who Greatest Moments Himself 2009-08-20
Movie The Other Boleyn Girl Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk 2008-02-28
Series Sense and Sensibility Colonel Brandon 2008-01-01
Series Meet The Immigrants Unknown 2008-04-14
Movie Doctor Who: The Next Doctor Jackson Lake 2008-12-25
Movie Taking Liberties Since 1997 Narration 2007-01-01
Series Five Days 2007-01-23
Movie The Water Horse Captain Thomas Hamilton 2007-12-25
Movie The Reaping Doug 2007-04-05
Series Meadowlands Unknown 2007-06-17
Movie Basic Instinct 2 Michael Glass 2006-03-29
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Viva Blackpool Ripley Holden 2006-06-10
Movie The Year London Blew Up Narrator (voice) 2005-09-01
Movie Derailed Sam Griffin 2005-11-11
Movie Stoned Tom Keylock 2005-11-18
Movie Disaster at Chernobyl Himself - Narrator (voice) 2004-01-01
Series Zero Hour Narrator 2004-08-29
Series Blackpool Ripley Holden 2004-11-11
Movie Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High Narrator 2004-01-01
Series State of Play Stephen Collins 2003-05-18
Movie The Deal Gordon Brown 2003-09-28
Movie Murder Dave Dewston 2002-05-01
Movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin Captain Gunther Weber 2001-04-18
Series Linda Green Pete 2001-10-30
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie The Suicide Club Henry Joyce 2000-01-01
Series Clocking Off Unknown 2000-01-23
Movie Some Voices Pete 2000-08-25
Movie Born Romantic Fergus 2000-09-14
Movie Fanny & Elvis Rob 1999-11-19
Movie The Commissioner Murray Lomax 1998-02-22
Movie Hilary and Jackie Kiffer Finzi 1998-12-30
Series Our Mutual Friend Bradley Headstone 1998-03-09
Series Holding On 1997-09-08
Movie The One That Got Away Andy "Mac" McNab 1996-02-18
Series Devil's Advocate Matthew Salt 1995-01-04
Series Out of the Blue Unknown 1995-05-23
Series Soccer AM Unknown 1995-08-12
Movie Being Human Cyprion's Man 1994-05-06
Series Finney Stephen Finney 1994-11-17
Series Framed Unknown 1992-11-27
Movie Waterland Dick Crick 1992-08-21
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Movie Black and Blue Unknown 1992-09-27
Movie Robin Hood Little John 1991-05-13
Movie The Widowmaker Rob 1990-01-01
Series The Storyteller Theseus 1988-05-15
Movie Out of Town Unknown 1988-01-01
Movie Drowning by Numbers Bellamy 1988-09-10
Movie Cause célèbre George Bowman 1987-08-23
Series One Summer Unknown 1983-08-07