Neil Morrissey





7/4/1962 , Stafford, Staffordshire, England

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Neil Morrissey, born July 4, 1962, is a British actor and media personality. While growing up in foster homes, Morrissey was a member of several theatre companies, including the Stoke Original Theatre and Stoke Schools Theatre, before gaining a full scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Early roles included that of Matthew Quintal in the 1984 British film, The Bounty, alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. It was not until the mid-1980s that Morrissey was to get his big break, playing a biker named Rocky in the drama series Boon. Further national recognition followed for his role of Tony in Men Behaving Badly, a popular UK sitcom that also starred Martin Clunes. Between 2007 and 2009, a stint playing deputy head teacher, Eddie Lawson, in the BBC drama, Waterloo Road, brought him a nomination for Best Actor. He also provides the voice of the children's character Bob the Builder, achieving a Christmas 2000 number one single with the show's theme tune, Can We Fix It?