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David Morrissey

David Morrissey is an English actor and director. Morrissey grew up in the Kensington and Knotty Ash areas of Liverpool. At the age of 18, he was cast in the television series One Summer (1983), which won him 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.

Recent roles have included The Governor in AMC's The Walking Dead, the award winning Hangmen at Wyndham's Theatre and Julius Caesar at London’s newest theatre, the Bridge. 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.

You can follow David on Twitter at @davemorrissey64

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