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Morrissey was born in Kensington, Liverpool, the son of Joe, a cobbler, and Joan, who worked for Littlewoods. He was their fourth child, following brothers Tony and Paul, and sister Karen Lane. As a child, Morrissey was greatly interested in film, television and Gene Kelly musicals. After seeing a broadcast on television, he decided to become an actor.
At his primary school, St Margaret Mary's School, he was encouraged by a teacher named Miss Keller, who cast him as the Scarecrow in a school production adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz when he was 11 years old. On the advice of a cousin, Morrissey joined the Everyman Youth Theatre. For the first couple of weeks, he was quite shy and did not join in the workshops. When he eventually participated, he appeared in the youth theatre's production of Fighting Chance, a play about the riots in Liverpool.
When Morrissey was 15 years old, his father developed a terminal blood disorder. He was ill for some time and eventually died of a Bleeding haemorrhage at the age of 54 in the family home.
After leaving school at the age of 16, Morrissey joined a Wolverhampton theatre company, where he worked on sets and costumes.
Involvement In The Walking Dead
Morrissey joined the cast of The Walking Dead for its third season in 2012, as the Governor, a major villain from the graphic novel upon which the series is based. Morrissey read the prequel novel Rise of the Governor to gain insight into the character and his motivations.
- One Summer
- Cause Célèbre
- The Storyteller: Greek Myths
- Doctor Who
- Red Riding
- Agatha Christie's Poirot
- London's Burning
- The Driver
- Robin Hood
- In a Dark Dark House
- "Autobiography" written by Morrissey. (Audiobook Narration)
- Morrissey is the great grandson-in-law of the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.