9 November 2012 4:02 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Theatre was David Morrissey's first love, making him a star at home, and now in the Us, via a major role in hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. But is acting becoming a closed profession?

When David Morrissey was a teenager, he gave up on school. Not academic, he had discovered acting, and that, as far as he was concerned, was that. "All of us, at some point, find the thing that keeps us ticking. Sometimes it lasts a lifetime and sometimes it lasts a couple of months," he says, with rather more surety than that sentence deserves. "I sat outside the Everyman [theatre in Liverpool] the first time I went, and I could hear what was going on through the door, and I knew that if I went in, my life would change. And it did. It gave me a life, that's what it gave me."

This was Liverpool in the 70s. »

- Emine Saner

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