In a film and television career spanning over 20 years, David Morrissey has been cast in a number of memorable television roles including "Murder" with Julie Walters, Channel 4's "The Deal" and BBC ONE's critically-acclaimed drama series "State Of Play". Most appropriately for our cover, he recently starred as Ripley Holden in the BBC's superb drama,thriller and musical all in one, "Blackpool".
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 completion of RADA studies, he was with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years, then the National Theatre. He has also worked at Cheek By Jowl, Manchester Royal Exchange and other venues.