Friday, November 15th
David Morrissey is a versatile actor, having performed in an eclectic range of productions for film, television and stage.
Recently, Morissey finished filming the new BBC program The 7.39. Morrissey starred opposite Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough in Welcome to the Punch, and Richard II and in the improvised drama True Love for the BBC. He currently stars on The Walking Dead as The Governor, the charismatic leader of Woodbury.
Morrissey has appeared in some of the most critically acclaimed television dramas, such as Our Mutual Friend; Clocking Off; Holding On, which earned him a prestigious RTS nomination; the six-part BBC political drama State of Play, a role for which he received a BAFTA nomination; and The Deal, for which Morrissey won an RTS Award. In 2006, audiences saw Morrissey in Viva Blackpool on BBC One. Morrissey received the Best Television Actor Award at the Arena Awards, and the series received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Recent television credits include Red Riding, The Field of Blood and South Riding, as well as Thorne: Sleepyhead and Thorne: Scaredycat — in which he played the lead role and also served as an executive producer.
His stage work has included a number of productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National. Most recently, he performed in Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House at the Almeida Theatre.
In film Morrissey has acted in Hilary and Jackie; Some Voices; Born Romantic; Captain Corelli's Mandolin; Miramax's Derailed; Stephen Woolley's Stoned; The Reaping, opposite Hilary Swank; The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep; The Other Boleyn Girl; Neil Marshall's Centurion; Sam Taylor-Johnson's Nowhere Boy and Earthbound.