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Neil Morrissey Biography

Birth Name:
Neil Anthony Morrissey
Birth Place:
Stafford, England

Fast Facts

  • Put into care and separated from his brothers at the age of 10 after they were caught stealing
  • While in care, older boys forced him to have homemade tattoos on his forearms using an old needle - one got infected and he had to have a tetanus injection
  • Developed a love of acting at secondary school through the encouragement of a teacher
  • Developed his skills and reputation as an actor in his teenage years performing at Stoke Schools Theatre, Stoke Repertory Theatre and Stoke Original Theatre, as well as Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1979
  • During his time at the Guildhall School, he and a fellow student started a street theatre act which gained them an agent and, then, the required 40 hours of bookings to obtain an Equity card
  • Awarded an honourary degree from Staffordshire University in 2006
  • Crafted an ale in partnership with Crystal Palace Football Club in 2011 which was served at Selhurst Park stadium
  • Owns his own advertising and production company called Cactus Media Group
  • Owns a chain of pubs in Staffordshire