David Morrissey
David Morrissey (Image Source: David’s Twitter)

Actors are all about being dedicated performers whose work is their passion. A person who is not interested in acting can’t become a good actor or let’s just say someone with no passion in their work can not make any progress in their professional life. Today we will learn about an actor, David Morrissey who is considered one of the most versatile English actors of his generation because of his dedicated and meticulous preparation process for his performances.

David Morrissey born David Mark Joseph Morrissey is an English actor and filmmaker who is well-recognized for playing Stephen Collins in the series State of Play, as The Doctor on Doctor Who special The Next Doctor released in 2008. David has been a mentor and motivation to several emerging actors who have looked up to his acting style.

Who Are David Morrissey’s Parents?

On 21 June 1964, David Morrissey was born to Joe Morrissey and Joan Morrissey in the Kensington, area of Liverpool. His father was a cobbler and his mother used to work as a Littlewoods employee. David grew up in a family of six with three siblings, two older brothers named Tony and Paul and an older sister named Karen. The identity of his brother and sister is kept hidden.

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They lived at 45 Seldon Street in Kensington and decades later as part of National Museums Liverpool’s Eight Hundred Lives project, he wrote that the house has been in his family since at least 1900. David went to St Margaret Mary Primary School where he was encouraged by a teacher named Miss Keller who cast him as the scarecrow in a school production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz when he was at the age of 11. Later, he got enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre for four years.

What Is David Morrissey Famous For?

David Morrissey is an authoritative person in the British movie and Theatre industry. In 2003, David played the role of Stephen Collins in State of Play which earned him a Best Actor nomination at the British Academy Television Awards. The same year, he played the role of Gordon Brown in the movie called The Deal and won the best actor award from the Royal Television Society.

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His work as a director has been just as appraised as his acting career. In 2001, he directed the two-part BBC TV movie called Sweet Revenge which got him a BAFTA nomination for Best New Director in Fiction. Recently, David was part of the American post-apocalyptic horror drama TV show called The Walking Dead as the Governor. He is now set to appear in the upcoming movie called Slingshot as Napier. 

David Morrissey working with the UNHCR

Who Is David Morrissey Married To?

David Morrissey is currently single and divorced. However, he was married to his girlfriend of over 13 years, Esther Freud. His ex-wife is a British novelist and great-granddaughter of psychologist Sigmund Freud. David and Esther got married to each other in 2006 in a private wedding ceremony on Southwold Pier. David and Esther were first introduced to each other by actor Danny Webb. His ex-wife comes from a famous house, her sister is a famous fashion designer Bella Freud and her father is painter Lucian Freud.

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David Morrissey with his ex-wife, Esther, and daughter, Anna

The couple had a long marriage that lasted for 14 years and during that period they welcomed their three kids. Their oldest son, Albie Morrissey was born in 1996 and their second child, Anna Morrissey was born. Likewise, they were again blessed with a third kid, a son named Gene Morrissey His eldest son is also a theatre artist while his daughter is an entrepreneur and owner of a British Slow fashion brand and magazine called Tummy Ache UK and their youngest son is a singer. David and Esther got separated and divorced in 2020 and in an interview, she said that her father and his influence in her life was the reason for her marriage split with David.

Later in June 2022, David was spotted taking a stroll with Domino Pateman, a director at a gender-equality charity in North London. 

How Much Is David Morrissey’s Net Worth?

David Morrissey’s wiki suggests that he has an estimated net worth of $3 million with his major source of income being the salary earned as an actor in movies and TV shows. David is also a big name in the theatre industry. David has worked in several hit movies and TV shows and directed several successful theatre plays. His movie called Nowhere Boy released in 2009 made a box office collection of $6.6 million against a budget of £1.2 million.

David is also an active charity worker and has been running a series of workshops since 2009 for Palestinian refugee children in Beirut in conjunction with the UNRWA. David is also a patron of The SMA Trust, and the human rights organization called Reprieve. He is also active on social media and has 335k followers on his Instagram account and 325.3k followers on his Twitter account.

How Tall Is David Morrissey?

David Morrissey has a towering height of 6 feet 3 inches but has not revealed his weight. He is a fitness enthusiast and believes in consuming a healthy diet and spending time in the circle of positive people. David’s physical appearance consists of dark brown colored hair and dark brown colored eyes.

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