David Morrissey is an actor and director. He has appeared in Some Voices (2000) and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001), before he played the critically acclaimed roles of Stephen Collins in State of Play (2003) and Gordon Brown in The Deal (2003). The former earned him a Best Actor nomination at the British Academy Television Awards and the latter won him a Best Actor award from the Royal Television Society. Films include Sense and Sensibility (2008), Red Riding (2009), Nowhere Boy (2009) and Centurion (2010), and he produced and starred in the crime drama Thorne (2010). He is well known for his portrayal of The Governor in the AMC television series The Walking Dead. As a director, David Morrissey has helmed short films and the television dramas Sweet Revenge (2001) and Passer By (2004). His feature debut, Don’t Worry About Me, premiered at the 2009 London Film Festival and was broadcast on BBC television in March 2010.
I believe that talent, not financial ability should be the deciding factor for people wanting to work in the arts. The TCN work hard to create opportunities for people from all backgrounds and that’s something I wholeheartedly support.