David Morrissey

Biography: David Morrissey is the youngest of four children born to a working class Liverpudlian family. He grew up on a Council Estate in Knotty Ash. His father died at home when David was only 14.David left school at 16 shortly after failing his 11-plus. He joined his home town's Everyman's Youth theatre. His first television work came that year when he played Billy in One Summer. He then went to Africa before joining RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) about a year after his debut. In 1988, David joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and stayed there for two years.Mostly known for his television work Framed (1992), Holding On (1997), Blackpool (2004) and Cape Wrath (2007, known as Meadowlands in the USA) to name a few; but David has also worked on Hollywood movies though he is often thought of as a British television actor.David owns Tubedale Films a producing company with his wife novelist Esther Freud, his brother Paul, Carl Clifton and Stuart Hatwell. David has directed The PoolDavid Morrissey is the youngest of four children born to a working class Liverpudlian family. He grew up on a Council Estate in Knotty Ash. His father died at home when David was only 14.David left school at 16 shortly after failing his 11-plus. He joined his home town's Everyman's Youth theatre. His first television work came that year when he played Billy in One Summer. He then went to Africa before joining RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) about a year after his debut. In 1988, David joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and stayed there for two years.Mostly known for his television work Framed (1992), Holding On (1997), Blackpool (2004) and Cape Wrath (2007, known as Meadowlands in the USA) to name a few; but David has also worked on Hollywood movies though he is often thought of as a British television actor.David owns Tubedale Films a producing company with his wife novelist Esther Freud, his brother Paul, Carl Clifton and Stuart Hatwell. David has directed The Pool (2009) for the company. He has also directed for other companies those include short movies Bring Me Your Love (2000) and A Secret Audience (1998); and feature length movies Passer By (2004, TV), Sweet Revenge (2001, TV).David and Esther live in Islington with their three children: Albie, Anna and Gene. Expand

David Morrissey's Scores

Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 91 The Hollow Crown: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 61 Meadowlands: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
11 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 Extant: Season 2 Jul 1, 2015 General Tobias Shepherd 6.3
68 Extant: Season 1 Jul 9, 2014 General Tobias Shepherd 6.6
75 The Walking Dead: Season 4 Oct 13, 2013 The Governor 6.7
91 The Hollow Crown: Season 1 Sep 20, 2013 Earl Of Northumberland 6.7
82 The Walking Dead: Season 3 Oct 14, 2012 The Governor 7.5
82 The Walking Dead: Season 1 Oct 31, 2010 The Governor 8.1
73 Thorne: Season 1 Oct 10, 2010 Tom Thorne / Executive Producer 8.0
tbd Five Days: Season 2 Mar 1, 2010 DI Mal Craig tbd
tbd Red Riding: Season 1 Mar 5, 2009 Maurice Jobson 5.0
61 Meadowlands: Season 1 Jun 17, 2007 Danny Brogan 8.5
70 Doctor Who: Season 1 Mar 26, 2005 Jackson Lake 8.8
tbd Who Do You Think You Are? (UK): Season 1 Oct 12, 2004 Narrator tbd
85 State of Play: Season 1 May 18, 2003 Stephen Collins 8.6
79 Sense and Sensibility: Season 1 Feb 1, 1981 Colonel Brandon 6.6