David Morrissey

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 ...

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A Separate Peace (2020)

Set in a private nursing home, The smooth running of the home and the peace of mind of its staff is disrupted by the arrival of a patient, John Brown. He is warm, charming and can easily pay for his room... the only problem is that he is perfectly healthy. All he ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jenna Coleman  •  David Morrissey  •  Denise Gough  •  Ed Stoppard

Set in a private nursing home, The smooth running of the home and the peace of mind of its staff is disrupted by the arrival of a patient, John Brown. He is warm, charming and can easily pay for his room... the only problem is that he is perfectly healthy. All he ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jenna Coleman  •  David Morrissey  •  Denise Gough  •  Ed Stoppard

Slingshot

An astronaut struggling to maintain his grip on reality aboard a possibly fatally compromised mission to Saturn's moon, Titan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Casey Affleck  •  Emily Beecham  •  David Morrissey

An astronaut struggling to maintain his grip on reality aboard a possibly fatally compromised mission to Saturn's moon, Titan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Casey Affleck  •  Emily Beecham  •  David Morrissey

Digital Theatre: Macbeth (2011)

Counted among his greatest tragedies, Shakespeare’s unsettling combination of warring soldiers and ‘weird sisters’ is brought to life in this post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Scottish play. This production, directed by Gemma Bodinetz and starring David Morrissey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gemma Bodinetz
CAST:  David Morrissey  •  Mark Arends  •  Ken Bradshaw  •  Richard Bremmer

Counted among his greatest tragedies, Shakespeare’s unsettling combination of warring soldiers and ‘weird sisters’ is brought to life in this post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Scottish play. This production, directed by Gemma Bodinetz and starring David Morrissey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gemma Bodinetz
CAST:  David Morrissey  •  Mark Arends  •  Ken Bradshaw  •  Richard Bremmer
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