David Threlfall

Actor
While attending high school in England, David Threlfall was encouraged by two separate teachers to try his hand at stage acting. After graduation he quickly enrolled at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre, and ... Read more »
Born: 10/12/1953 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (32)

Midwinter of the Spirit 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Ripper Street 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Sea 2015 (Movie)

Peters (Actor)

Nowhere Boy 2010 (Movie)

Uncle George (Actor)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

Dr. John Dee (Actor)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

Martin Blower (Actor)

Alien Autopsy 2006 (Movie)

Geoffrey (Actor)

Murderous Intent 2006 (Movie)

John Colby (Actor)

The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

MI-5 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shameless 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 (Movie)

Preserved Killick, Captain's Steward (Actor)

A History of Britain 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The Summer House 1993 (Movie)

Syl (Actor)

Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

Inspector Highland (Actor)

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Wicklow (Actor)

When the Whales Came 1989 (Movie)

Jack Jenkins (Actor)

King Lear 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kiss of Death 1976 (Movie)

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A Casualty of War (TV Show)

Actor

A Murder of Quality (TV Show)

Actor

Conspiracy (TV Show)

Actor

Diana: Her True Story (TV Show)

Actor

Housewife, 49 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise Postponed (TV Show)

Actor

The Ark (TV Show)

Actor

The Queen's Sister (TV Show)

Actor

Titmuss Regained (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

While attending high school in England, David Threlfall was encouraged by two separate teachers to try his hand at stage acting. After graduation he quickly enrolled at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre, and thus a passion was born. Some of the plays Threlfall appeared in during this time include the dramas "The Sons of Light" and "A&R," both produced by the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in London. By the late 1970s, however, Threlfall began appearing in television dramas such as "Here I Stand" and "BBC2 Playhouse," as well as the 1982 mini-series "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." Throughout the 1980s, Threlfall appeared almost exclusively in British TV shows and made-for-TV movies, including the drama "Objects of Affection," the comedy "Lenny Henry Tonite," and the 1983 television adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear," in which he starred alongside the legendary Laurence Olivier. He received rave reviews for his role as Prince Charles in the 1993 made-for-TV movie "Diana: Her True Story," and followed that up by playing another historical role, this time as Charles' father, Prince Phillip, in 2005's "The Queen's Sister." In 2004, he landed his most notable role as Frank Gallagher, the patriarch of a dysfunctional family in a fictional working-class neighborhood of Manchester, England, on the British comedic drama "Shameless."

EDUCATION

Polytechnic School of Theatre

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