As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 5 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 23 Nov 2012

The Walking Dead: David Morrissey castBookmark and Share

Sunday, 26 February 2012 - Reported by Chuck Foster
British actor David Morrissey has been cast in the next series of The Walking Dead, due to start filming this spring in Atlanta.

Morrissey will be taking on the role of "The Governor", a character originating from the comic series who is the leader of Woodbury, a survivor settlement. The character is described as:



The following is a description of the character that can be considered a spoiler!



In the comics, he keeps a zombified girl named Penny whom he says is his daughter, and at once point removes her teeth so he can kiss her. Readers of Kirkman's "Dead" novel, "Rise of the Governor" learned that the character, who calls himself Philip Blake, is actually impersonating his ruthless dead brother.

Eventually, The Governor becomes the chief antagonist of former sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes (portrayed by Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

Morrissey is well known in the United Kingdom for his television roles, such as Thorne, State of Play (alongside John Simm), Blackpool (alongside David Tennant), and also as "The Next Doctor" in the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas Special of that name. He has also appeared in a number of films, notably the starring role in Basic Instinct 2.
(newslink: Reuters)




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