David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in "One Summer" (1983), a series about two Liverpool run-aways. Following completion of RADA studies, he was with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years, then at the National Theatre. He has also worked at Cheek By Jowl, Manchester Royal Exchange and other venues. He is married to novelist Esther Freud, the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, and daughter of artist Lucian Freud.