Born: June 21, 1964
Famous for: Stepping into Gordon Brown's shoes in The Deal
David Morrissey is one of British TV's most prolific performers, having appeared in The Knock, Finney, Into The Fire and Our Mutual Friend. It has only been in recent years that he has risen to prominence, however, with his portrayal of Gordon Brown in The Deal and Stephen Collins in State Of Play. The role of amusement arcade owner Ripley Holden in the innovative and highly successful series Blackpool has further boosted his profile, which will presumably receive further impetus from his upcoming appearance opposite Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2.