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Richard Curtis talks about creating popular film weddings

Richard Curtis talks about creating popular film weddings

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Richard Curtis says the down-side to being famous for your cinematic weddings is having to top yourself with each new big-screen romance.
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David Morrissey lands post-'Walking Dead' gig

David Morrissey lands post-'Walking Dead' gig

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- David Morrissey, whose villainous Governor was recently killed in "The Walking Dead," is to star in the British miniseries "The Driver," Deadline said.
John Fortune, British comedian and writer, dead at 74

John Fortune, British comedian and writer, dead at 74

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- British comedian and writer John Fortune died at home Tuesday at the age of 74, his agent said.
'Walking Dead' mid-season finale watched by 12.1 million

'Walking Dead' mid-season finale watched by 12.1 million

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The bloody mid-season finale of the Georgia-set zombie-apocalypse series "The Walking Dead" was seen by 12.1 million viewers, AMC announced Monday.
16.1M watched 'Walking Dead' season opener

16.1M watched 'Walking Dead' season opener

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Season 4 premiere of the Georgia-set zombie apocalypse series "The Walking Dead" was watched by 16.1 million viewers Sunday, AMC announced.
AMC developing 'Walking Dead' companion series

AMC developing 'Walking Dead' companion series

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- AMC says it is developing a companion series to its Georgia-set zombie apocalypse drama "The Walking Dead."
AMC sets Oct. 13 return date for 'The Walking Dead'

AMC sets Oct. 13 return date for 'The Walking Dead'

ATLANTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Season 4 of the Georgia-set zombie apocalypse series "The Walking Dead" is to premiere Oct. 13, AMC announced Friday.
'Walking Dead' stars back to work in Atlanta

'Walking Dead' stars back to work in Atlanta

ATLANTA, May 10 (UPI) -- Production on the fourth season of the zombie apocalypse series "The Walking Dead" began this week in Atlanta, AMC announced.
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David Morrissey to return for Season 4 of 'The Walking Dead'

David Morrissey to return for Season 4 of 'The Walking Dead'

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- British actor David Morrissey will reprise his role of the power-mad Governor on Season 4 of "The Walking Dead," EW.com reported.
12.4M watched 'Walking Dead' finale Sunday

12.4M watched 'Walking Dead' finale Sunday

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- About 12.4 million viewers tuned in for the Season 3 finale of the Georgia-set zombie drama "The Walking Dead" Sunday night, AMC announced Monday.
No Season 4 for 'Walking Dead' producer Glen Mazzara

No Season 4 for 'Walking Dead' producer Glen Mazzara

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- AMC says it has renewed its Georgia-set zombie drama "The Walking Dead" for a fourth season but executive producer Glen Mazzara won't be returning.
'Walking Dead' won't flash back to zombie apocalypse origins

'Walking Dead' won't flash back to zombie apocalypse origins

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Executive producer Robert Kirkman says "The Walking Dead" won't flash back to explain how the Georgia-set show's zombie outbreak began.
Morrissey happy to bring 'Thorne' to America

Morrissey happy to bring 'Thorne' to America

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- British actor David Morrissey says he is pleased his TV movies "Thorne: Sleepyhead" and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat" will finally be seen by an American audience.
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Encore to air 'Thorne' TV movies

Encore to air 'Thorne' TV movies

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Encore says it plans to air small-screen adaptations of Mark Billingham's best-selling novels "Sleepyhead" and "Scaredy Cat" in June.
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British actor David Morrissey attends the world premiere of "Basic instinct 2: Risk Addiction" at Vue, Leicester Square in London on March 15, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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David Morrissey (born 21 June 1964) is an English actor and director. Morrissey grew up in the Kensington and Knotty Ash areas of Liverpool. He learned to act at the Everyman Youth Theatre, alongside Ian Hart and Mark and Stephen McGann. At the age of 18, he and Hart were cast in the television series One Summer (1983), which won them recognition throughout the country. After making One Summer, Morrissey attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Throughout the 1990s, he often portrayed policemen and soldiers. His breakthrough roles came when he played Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend (1998), and Christopher Finzi in Hilary and Jackie (1998). More film parts followed, including roles 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 won him a nomination at the British Academy Television Awards and the latter a Best Actor award at the Royal Television Society Awards. His film roles have not always been acclaimed; his appearance as the male lead in Basic Instinct 2 (2006) was widely criticised, and The Reaping (2007) bombed at the box office. Since then, he has had leading roles in Cape Wrath (2007), Sense and Sensibility (2008), and Red Riding (2009).

Morrissey is also a director; he has directed Sweet Revenge (2001) and Passer By (2004) for the BBC, and his feature debut, Don't Worry About Me, will be released in 2009. He is married to the novelist Esther Freud and has three children.

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