Posted on March 10th, 2017 by admin

He’s one of Britain’s most successful actors, who has also found cult success across the Atlantic.

 
 But David Morrissey had a much smaller, and select, audience when he appeared in Cheltenham last night.

The star of The Missing, Blackpool and The Walking Dead was speaking to students at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus.

He was speaking about his life and his career with the head of Media School, Anne Dawson. Not surprisingly, his cult role as the mad Governor in The Waking Dead prompted a lot of interest as fans of the US zombie drama turned up en masse.

 
Other roles included Gordon Brown in the TV drama, The Deal, and ‘The Next Doctor’ in a Christmas special of Doctor Who, parts of which were filmed around Gloucester Cathedral.

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.

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.

He is also a regular stand-in on the Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Review show on Radio Five live.

Source: Gloucestershire live.co.uk


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