David Morrissey is an actor and director who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Society and the National Theatre, as well as in numerous film and television productions. His portrayal of Stephen Collins in the drama series of State of Play garnered him a Best Actor nomination at the British Academy Television Awards, and in 2003 he won Best Actor at the Royal Society Television awards for his role as Gordon Brown in The Deal. In 2001 he was nominated as Best New Director at the BAFTAs for Sweet Revenge. The British Film Institute describes David as being considered “one of the most versatile British actors of his generation”. He is currently playing The Governor in the hugely popular AMC show The Walking Dead.