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Morrissey, David 1964–

MORRISSEY, David 1964–

(David Morrisey)


Born June 21, 1964, in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England; married Esther Freud (a novelist); children: two. Education: Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

Addresses: Office—Tubedale Films, Barley Mow Centre, 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH, England. Manager—Melanie Greene, Personal Management Company, 425 North Robertson Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor and director. Tubedale Films, London, England, partner; patron of Merseyside Unity Theatre and Merseyside Fact Centre.

Awards, Honors: Royal Television Society Award nomination, best actor, 1998, for Holding On; Television Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best new director, diction category, 2002, for Sweet Revenge; Royal Television Society Award, best actor, 2004, for The Deal; Television Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best actor, 2004, for State of Play.


Film Appearances:

Bellamy, Drowning by Numbers, Miramax, 1988.

Dick Crick, Waterland, Lauren Films, 1992.

Live the Life You Love, 1992.

Cyprian's man, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1994.

Kiffer Finzi, Hilary and Jackie, October Films, 1998.

Murray Lomax, The Commissioner (also known as Der Commissioner—Im Zentrum der Macht), 1998.

Rob, Fanny and Elvis, United International Pictures, 1999.

Henry Joyce, The Suicide Club (also known as Game of Death, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Game of Death, and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club), Concorde–New Horizons, 2000.

Pete, Some Voices, FilmFour, 2000.

Captain Weber, Captain Corelli's Mandolin (also known as Capitaine Corelli), MCA/Universal/Miramax, 2001.

Fergus, Born Romantic, United Artists, 2001.

Bill Miller, Spyhole, Jolyon Symonds Productions, 2002.

Father, Butterfly World, FilmFour, 2003.

Richie MacGregor, This Little Life, Common Features/Yorkshire Media Production Agency, 2003.

Sam, Derailed, Miramax, 2005.

Tom, The Wild and Wycked World of Brian Jones, 2005.

Some sources cite an appearance as Van Leeuwenhoek in Girl with a Pearl Earring, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Film Director:

A Secret Audience, 1998.

Bring Me Your Love (short film), 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Billy Rizley, One Summer, Channel 4 and Yorkshire Television, 1983.

Gerry Birch, The Knock, Independent Television, 1994.

Steven Finney, Finney, Independent Television and Tyne Tees Television, 1994.

Detective sergeant Jim "Lew" Llewyn, Out of the Blue, BBC, 1995.

Shaun Southerns, Holding On, BBC and BBC America, 1997.

Frank Healy, Pure Wickedness, BBC, 1999.

Dave Dewston, Murder, [Great Britain], 2002.

Ripley Holden, Blackpool, BBC, 2004.

Narrator, Who Do You Think You Are?, BBC, beginning 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ride, Into the Fire, [Great Britain], 1995.

Bradley Headstone, Our Mutual Friend (also known as Our Mutual Friend—by Charles Dickens), BBC and PBS, 1998.

Stephen Collins, State of Play, BBC and BBC America, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rob, The Widowmaker, Central Independent Television, 1990.

Little John, Robin Hood, 1991.

Detective constable Norman Mills, Black and Blue, [Great Britain], 1992.

Sergeant Larry Jackson, Framed, Anglia Films and Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

Matthew Salt, Devil's Advocate, BBC, 1995.

Sergeant Andy "Mac" McNab, The One That Got Away, [Great Britain] and Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Leo, Big Cat, BBC, 1998.

Mike, Out of Control, BBC, 2002.

Gordon Brown, The Deal, Channel 4, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

George Bowman, Cause celebre, Anglia Television and PBS, 1987.

Narrator, Michael Jackson and the Boy He Paid Off, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Theseus, "Theseus and the Minotaur," The Storyteller: Greek Myths (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller: The Greek Myths), Channel 4 and Television South, 1988, later HBO, 1990.

Inspector Dilke, "Big Boys' Rules: Parts 1 & 2," Between the Lines, BBC, 1993.

Pete Jones, "Pete," Linda Green, BBC, 2001.

Franny Rothwell, Clocking Off, [Great Britain], 2002.

(As David Morrisey) Himself, "Television Drama: Part 2" (also known as "TV Stories: Part 2"), The South Bank Show, London Weekend Television, 2004.

Television Director; Miniseries:

Sweet Revenge, [Great Britain], 2001.

Passer By, BBC, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Pip and Theo, Three Days of Rain, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1999.

Appeared in King John, Royal Shakespeare Company, and performer with Royal Shakespeare Company for two years. Appeared in Much Ado about Nothing, Queen's Theatre, London; and Peer Gynt, National Theatre, London. Also appeared in productions by Cheek by Jowl, Everyman's Youth Theatre, Liverpool, England, and Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England.

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