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Posted on June 7th, 2017 by admin

He made a huge impression across the pond by starring as The Governer in The Walking Dead.


But David Morrissey was back on home turf as he filmed dramatic scenes for the upcoming BBC drama The City And The City in Liverpool on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old actor looked completely in character as Inspector Tyador Borlú as he attempted to bring China Miéville’s acclaimed novel to life for the four-part fantasy series.

David can be seen hugging and comforting another individual who clearly looks distressed.

He also sports a tense demeanour as he dramatically walks down the street while staring at something in the sky.

The plot resolves around the Extreme Crime Squad Inspector investigating the murder of foreign exchange student Mahalia Geary.

It quickly becomes clear that Mahalia has been involved in a political and cultural dispute between the city of Besźel and its ‘twin city’ of Ul Qoma.

Citizens ensure to stay in their own territory and not see one another – despite sharing the same geographical space.

The Inspector’s investigations into the matter also bring to light the legend of Orciny, a rumoured third city.

Speaking about the series, David revealed: ‘I am delighted to be working with the brilliant Tony Grisoni again on this exciting project. I am a huge fan of the original book by China Miéville.’

Filming for the eagerly anticipated series started in Liverpool and the show’s producer Betsan Morris Evans said: ‘Filming in Liverpool is a great experience. The city has a wealth of fantastic, versatile locations – both interior and exterior.

‘The film office have supported our production fully, nothing is too much trouble and they have impressed me with their amazing can do attitude.

‘I would come back here every time if I could.’

Also joining the cast are Lara Pulver as Borlú’s wife Katrynia, Mandeep Dhillon as Constable Corwi of the Besźel Policzai and Maria Schrader as Senior Detective Dhatt of the Ul Qoma Militsya.

Others joining the cast are Ron Cook, Danny Webb, Major Syedr and Christian Camargo.

Source: The Mail

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by admin

The Walking Dead star has returned home for a new role


These are the first pictures of Hollywood star David Morrissey filming BBC thriller The City and The City on Merseyside. The Walking Dead star returned home last month to start work on the new project.

The Kensington-born actor was spotted filming in Birkenhead’s Conway Street and at the entrance to the old Birkenhead Tunnel in Rendel Street.

BBC2’s adaptation of China Miéville’s mind-bending novel The City & The City began filming in Liverpool in April and Morrissey has been cast to play the lead role of Inspector Tyador Borlú.

The City & The City is set in two cities which share the same geographical space but due to a strange agreement between them are perceived as two different places, with citizens of one forcing themselves not to see the other – no matter how near they are.

The 52-year-old, has appeared in TV dramas such as The Missing and State of Play, as well as big Hollywood productions like Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

The City & The City producer Betsan Morris Evans said: “Filming in Liverpool is a great experience. The city has a wealth of fantastic, versatile locations – both interior and exterior. “The film office have supported our production fully, nothing is too much trouble and they have impressed me with their amazing can do attitude.

“I would come back here every time if I could.”

The City and the City being filmed in Liverpool has cemented the BBC’s fascination with the area.

Source: Liverpool Echo

Posted on May 14th, 2017 by admin

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Posted on May 1st, 2017 by admin

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Posted on May 1st, 2017 by admin

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Posted on April 20th, 2017 by admin

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Posted on April 20th, 2017 by admin

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by admin

The London Theatre Company, founded by Nick Hytner and Nick Starr, has announced it’s first season at their new venue by Tower Bridge.


Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have announced the first season of work for The London Theatre Company at new venue Bridge Theatre.

The first production of the season will be Young Marx. Richard Bean and Clive Coleman’s new play about German philosopher Karl Heinrich Marx will star Rory Kinnear in the title role alongside Oliver Chris as Engels. Directed by Nicholas Hytner it will have designs by Mark Thompson and music by Grant Olding. The show will run from 18 October to 31 December.

This will be followed by Julius Caesar directed by Hytner in promenade. The production, which runs from 20 January to 15 April will star Ben Whishaw (Bakkhai, Skyfall) as Brutus alongside David Calder as Caesar. Michelle Fairley will play Cassius and David Morrissey will star as Mark Antony.

Tickets for the first season go on sale to priority members today, with advance members able to purchase tickets from 26 April and general on sale on 27 April.

Designed by Haworth Tompkins – the architects behind many theatres including Liverpool Everyman, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Young Vic – the 900-seat theatre will be a flexible space able to present work in end-stage, thrust and promenade.

Hytner and Starr left the National Theatre in 2013 after 12 years at the helm. Highlights during their tenure included War Horse, The History Boys, One Man, Two Guvnors, Curious Incident and London Road.

Source: What’s on Stage

Posted on April 16th, 2017 by admin

David Morrissey will head the cast of Tony Grisoni’s adaptation of “The City and the City” for BBC Two.


The international cast also features German actress Maria Schrader, recently seen in “Deutschland 83,” and U.S. actor Christian Camargo (“Dexter,” “Penny Dreadful”). Also starring are rising British actress Mandeep Dhillon (“Some Girls”) and veteran British actors Ron Cook and Danny Webb.

Described by the BBC as a “genre-busting thriller” based on the “mind-bending” 2009 novel by China Mieville, “The City and the City” follows the investigation of Inspector Tyador Borlu (Morrissey), a detective in the Extreme Crime Squad of the fictional rundown European city of Beszel, into the death of a foreign student. He soon discovers that the dead girl came from Beszel’s sister city, Ul Qoma, and was involved in the political and cultural strife that exists between the two. To do his job, Borlu must work alongside the Ul Qoman police.

“This is a story that explores the way we live together today, set in divided cities where communities live cheek by jowl, choosing what they see and ‘un-see,’” said the show’s executive producer Preethi Mavahalli.

Adapted by Tony Grisoni and directed by Tom Shankland, “The City and the City” is produced by Mammoth Screen for BBC Two and was initially commissioned back in August 2015. Grisoni and Morrissey previously worked together on Channel 4’s acclaimed “Red Riding” trilogy in 2009. Shankland directed the first season of the BBC and Starz’ “The Missing,” but did not cross over with Morrissey, who starred in the second season of the drama.

“‘The City and the City’ is a truly extraordinary story, and Tony Grisoni and Tom Shankland’s vision of it is as humane as it is skillful,” said Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama. “I’m delighted that we have such a brilliant cast led by David Morrissey and a production team that have come together to make this distinctive drama for BBC Two.”

The four-part drama will be shot on location in Manchester and Liverpool. Betsan Morris-Evans will act as producer with Robyn Slovo, Grisoni, Mammoth Screen’s Mavahalli and Damien Timmer, and the BBC’s Lucy Richer serving as executive producers.

Grisoni recently worked on Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope.” He co-wrote “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” with regular collaborator Terry Gilliam, which is currently in production with Gilliam directing.

Source: Variety.com

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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Character: Captain Vincent
Status: Released 2019

Character: Inspector Tyador Borlú
Status: Series 1 DVD available on amazon. Series 2 being filmed

Character: Aulus
Status: Series 1 available on DVD

Character: Mark Antony
Status: Completed

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