Actor David Morrissey comes to University

 Regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and star of recent BBC series The Missing, David Morrissey will be taking centre stage to talk about his life and work at the University of Gloucestershire.

Published: 25/01/2017 12:21

​Regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and star of recent BBC series The Missing, David Morrissey will be taking centre stage to talk about his life and work at the University of Gloucestershire.

He will be discussing his career with Head of Media School, Anne Dawson, at The Park campus in Cheltenham on Thursday March 9. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

David has starred in a range of television dramas including most recently The Missing, The Walking Dead, The 7.39 and played Gordon Brown in The Deal which won him the RTS award. He has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, and in the West End. Recently he was in the multi award winning Hangmen by Martin McDonagh at The Wyndham's Theatre.

David has also appeared in films including The Ones Below, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Is There Anybody There?, amongst others.

As a director David was nominated for a BAFTA for the Tony Merchant two part drama Passer-By starring James Nesbit, and also directed the feature film Don't Worry About Me which he co-wrote with the two leading actors Helen Elizabeth and Jamie Brough.

David worked with Freya Billington, former Film Production course leader at the University of Gloucestershire, through his charity The Creative Arts Schools Trust, which he set up to take creative arts teaching to children around the world who wouldn't normally have it provided for them in their education. CAST worked in Lebanon and South Africa. He has also visited the University of Gloucestershire to talk to Film Production students.

In 2015 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire in recognition of his outstanding contribution to his field.

An Audience With…David Morrissey starts at 6pm. Refreshments are available from 5pm. For tickets and more information, please visit https://davidmorrissey.eventbrite.co.uk