1. David Mark Morrissey is an English actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
2. At the age of 18, he was cast in the television series One Summer .
3. After making One Summer, Morrissey attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, then acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre for four years.
4. Throughout the 1990s, Morrissey often portrayed policemen and soldiers, though he took other roles such as Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend .
5. 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. In the years following those films, he had roles in Sense and Sensibility .
6. He then starred in the British crime film Blitz, playing a morally dubious reporter in contact with the eponymous cop killer.
7. The following year, he portrayed the Governor in AMC television series The Walking Dead as a series regular in the third and fourth seasons and the fifth season in a guest role.
8. The British Film Institute describes Morrissey as being considered “one of the most versatile English actors of his generation”,
9. Morrissey has directed short films and the television dramas Sweet Revenge .
10. Morrissey was born in the Kensington area of Liverpool, the son of Joe, a cobbler, and Joan, who worked for Littlewoods. The family lived at 45 Seldon Street, in the Kensington district of Liverpool.
11. His grandmother had been married there and his mother was born there.
12. In 1971, the family moved to a larger, modern house on the new estates at Knotty Ash, and Seldon Street was later demolished.
13. Keller left the school soon after, leaving Morrissey without encouragement. On the advice of a cousin, Morrissey joined the Everyman Youth Theatre.
14. For the first couple of weeks, he was quite shy and did not join in the workshops.