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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 June 1964Everton, Liverpool, England, UK
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in One Summer (1983), a series about two Liverpool runaways. Following a degree at RADA, he worked with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl. He has also worked at theatre such as the Manchester Royal Exchange and the National Theatre. He is married to novelist Esther Freud, the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud and daughter of artist Lucian Freud.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Esther Freud (15 August 2006 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (6)

Youngest of four children.
Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2007 and 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category on the 2007 ballot for his performance in the film Basic Instinct 2 (2006). And he was suggested again the next year in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film The Reaping (2007). He failed to receive either nomination.
Owns a film production company in Waterloo, Liverpool, UK.
He and his wife have a daughter named Anna and a son named Albie.
Brother-in-law of fashion designer Bella Freud. Son-in-law of painter Lucian Freud. Great grandson-in-law of Sigmund Freud.
Was a candidate to play real-life screenwriter Whitfield Cook in "Hitchcock" (2012) starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.

Personal Quotes (4)

You never have any control over what people write or what they think, but there is a sense of me as a working-class lad done very well. I don't know where that comes from . . . It's partly to do with One Summer (1983), the first thing I ever did, which is a very gritty piece of work; it was quite romantic, but it was about two poverty-stricken inner-city kids. People get confused, and think that was my background as well. In people's minds, there's no such thing as a middle-class scouser. Liverpool does tend to carry that sort of stamp of tough city kids, no arse in your trousers . . . it's so not that. We're the European city of culture, for God's sake!
You know, you just go [to Hollywood] to do your job, and then you find yourself in this however many million-dollar movie, and that's a big machine, but you're still there to do the same job. I'll know more about it once the publicity machine kicks in, because I've never been through all that madness. Which I'm looking forward to, but I'm also apprehensive. I watch chat-shows here, and you see British actors flogging their films, and doing it very well, and I'm just thinking I hope I don't say 'fuck' in the middle of Letterman.
There's no quicker way to sound like a wanker than being an actor talking about his work, but I think it is a job. You do go to work to do it. It's not like you're so marvelously gifted it just spills out of you.
You want people to identify with the person on the screen or in the theater, but you don't want them to identify with you as a person.

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