David Morrissey

A well-regarded actor on stage and television in his native England, David Morrissey received critical acclaim for intense dramatic turns on such small screen projects as the series "Holding On" (BBC, 2007) and ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1964 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Walking Dead 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Earthbound 2013 (Movie)

Bill Norman (Actor)

Talking Dead 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Welcome To the Punch 2013 (Movie)

Thomas Geiger (Actor)

Thorne 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Blitz 2011 (Movie)

Dunlop (Actor)

South Riding 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

1974: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Maurice Jobson (Actor)

1980: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 2 2010 (Movie)

Maurice Jobson (Actor)

1983: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 3 2010 (Movie)

Maurice Jobson (Actor)

Centurion 2010 (Movie)

Bothos (Actor)

Nowhere Boy 2010 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Wild Bill 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cooked 2009 (Movie)

(Voice)

Doctor Who: The Next Doctor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Is Anybody There? 2009 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Sense and Sensibility 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 (Movie)

The Duke of Norfolk (Actor)

Meadowlands 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Reaping 2007 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

Captain Hamilton (Actor)

Viva Blackpool: Ripley's Return 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

Dr Michael Glass (Actor)

Stoned 2006 (Movie)

Tom Keylock (Actor)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

Sam Griffin (Actor)

Viva Blackpool (UK) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deal 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Control 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

State of Play 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

This Little Life 2003 (Movie)

Richie Macgregor (Actor)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

Fergus (Actor)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 (Movie)

Captain Weber (Actor)

Some Voices 2000 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

The One That Got Away 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Suicide Club 2000 (Movie)

Henry Joyce (Actor)

Fanny and Elvis 1999 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Our Mutual Friend -- By Charles Dickens 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hilary and Jackie 1998 (Movie)

Kiffer Finzi (Actor)

Theseus & the Minotaur 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Cyprian's Man (Actor)

Framed 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Waterland 1992 (Movie)

Dick Crick (Actor)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

Bellamy (Actor)

Robin Hood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Cause Celebre 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cooked (Movie)

Voice (Voice)

Extant (Tv Show)

Actor

Holding On (TV Show)

Actor

The Commissioner (TV Show)

Actor

The One That Got Away (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

Biography

A well-regarded actor on stage and television in his native England, David Morrissey received critical acclaim for intense dramatic turns on such small screen projects as the series "Holding On" (BBC, 2007) and "Blackpool" (BBC One, 2004) and in the TV feature "The Deal" (Channel 4, 2003)," which led to roles in American features as well as a critical role on the hit American series "The Walking Dead" (AMC, 2010- ). After making his debut as a teenager on the series "One Summer" (Channel 4, 1983), Morrissey gave compelling turns as men under pressure - both internal and external - in "The Widowmaker" (ITV, 1990) and "State of Play" (BBC One, 2001). His divergent turns in "The Deal" and "Blackpool" as Prime Minister Gordon Brown and an aggressive arcade owner, respectively, made him one of England's most respected actors, but he was unable to translate this status into screen stardom with "Basic Instinct 2" (2006). Morrissey then returned to U.K. TV, scoring highly with "Red Riding" (Channel 4, 2009) and "Thorne" (Sky1, 2010). His showcased role as the malevolent Governor on "The Walking Dead" indicated that Morrissey was poised for stardom that exceeded the bounds of his fame in England.

Relationships

Albie

Son

Anna

Daughter

Gene

Son

Joe

Father

Joan

Mother

Esther Freud Source Material (from novel)

Wife
Married Aug. 15, 2006

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with James McAvoy in action-drama "Welcome to the Punch"

2012

Joined cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead" as the twisted Governor

2010

Starred as the titular detective in mystery dramas "Thorne: Sleepyhead" and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat"

2008

Cast as the Duke of Norfolk in period drama "The Other Boleyn Girl"

2006

Took over from Michael Douglas as Sharon Stone's co-star in sequel "Basic Instinct 2"

2004

Played lead role of local entrepreneur Ripley Holden in BBC miniseries "Blackpool"

2001

Appeared in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" opposite Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz

1998

Played the husband of musician Hilary du Pré (Rachel Griffiths) in biopic "Hilary and Jackie"

1994

Landed minor role in Robin Williams vehicle "Being Human"

1992

Co-starred with Timothy Dalton in ITV miniseries "Framed"

1991

Played Little John opposite Patrick Bergin's "Robin Hood" (Fox)

1988

Feature film debut, "Drowning by Numbers"

1983

Made onscreen debut with starring role on British drama "One Summer" (Channel 4)

Began acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in hometown of Liverpool

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