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David Morrissey

David Morrissey

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    • June 21st, 1964
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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Filmography

Acting (44 Credits)

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2021Dampyr as Gorka
2020The Singapore Grip as Walter Blackett
2018The City & The City as Tyador Borlú
2017Britannia as General Aulus Plautius
2015The Ones Below as JonWatch Free
2015Ronaldo as Dramatic VO (voice)
2014The Missing as Sam Webster
2014The 7.39 as Carl Matthews
2014The Driver as Vince McKee
2013Welcome to the Punch as Thomas Geiger
2012Earthbound as Bill Norman
2011Blitz as DunlopWatch Free
2011The Field of Blood as Murray Devlin
2011South Riding as Robert Carne
2010Thorne: Sleepyhead as Tom Thorne
2010Centurion as BothosWatch Free
2010Thorne as Tom Thorne
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 as Maurice Jobson
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 as Maurice Jobson
2009Nowhere Boy as Bobby Dykins
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 as Maurice Jobson
2008Is Anybody There? as Dad
2008Doctor Who: The Next Doctor as Jackson Lake
2008The Other Boleyn Girl as Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk
2008Sense and Sensibility (2008) as Colonel Brandon
2007The Reaping as Doug
2007The Water Horse as Captain Thomas Hamilton
2007Cape Wrath (Meadowlands)
2007Five Days
2006Basic Instinct 2 as Michael Glass
2005Stoned as Tom Keylock
2005Derailed as Sam GriffinWatch Free
2004Blackpool as Ripley Holden
2003The Deal as Gordon Brown
2003State of Play as Stephen Collins
2001Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Captain Gunther Weber
2000Some Voices as Pete
2000Born Romantic as Fergus
1998Hilary and Jackie as Kiffer Finzi
1998Our Mutual Friend as Bradley Headstone
1994Being Human as Cyprion's Man
1992Waterland as Dick Crick
1991Robin Hood as Little John
1988Drowning by Numbers as Bellamy

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