David Threlfall

David Threlfall

Highest Rated: 100% Conspiracy (2001)

Lowest Rated: 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Birthday: Oct 12, 1953

Birthplace: Burnage, Manchester, England, UK

While attending high school in England, David Threlfall was encouraged by two separate teachers to try his hand at stage acting. After graduation he quickly enrolled at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre, and thus a passion was born. Some of the plays Threlfall appeared in during this time include the dramas "The Sons of Light" and "A&R," both produced by the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in London. By the late 1970s, however, Threlfall began appearing in television dramas such as "Here I Stand" and "BBC2 Playhouse," as well as the 1982 mini-series "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." Throughout the 1980s, Threlfall appeared almost exclusively in British TV shows and made-for-TV movies, including the drama "Objects of Affection," the comedy "Lenny Henry Tonite," and the 1983 television adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear," in which he starred alongside the legendary Laurence Olivier. He received rave reviews for his role as Prince Charles in the 1993 made-for-TV movie "Diana: Her True Story," and followed that up by playing another historical role, this time as Charles' father, Prince Phillip, in 2005's "The Queen's Sister." In 2004, he landed his most notable role as Frank Gallagher, the patriarch of a dysfunctional family in a fictional working-class neighborhood of Manchester, England, on the British comedic drama "Shameless."

Highest rated movies

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Black Sea
Nowhere Boy
Alien Autopsy
The Summer House
The Russia House
When the Whales Came



No Score Yet No Score Yet Noah's Ark Noah (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noah's Ark Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This Tommy Cooper (Character) - 2014
80% 59% Black Sea Peters (Character) $1.2M 2014
80% 74% Nowhere Boy George Smith (Character) $1.4M 2009
35% 59% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Dr. John Dee (Character) $16.3M 2007
38% 63% Like Minds John Colby (Character) - 2006
75% 50% Alien Autopsy Geoffrey (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 79% Housewife 49 Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 46% The Queen's Sister Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh (Character) - 2005
85% 80% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Killick (Character) $93.9M 2003
No Score Yet 100% Chunky Monkey Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 93% A History of Britain Unknown (Character) - 2001
100% 86% Conspiracy Supervising Butler (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chunky Monkey Donald Leek (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 47% Mary, Mother of Jesus Joseph of Nazareth (Character) - 1999
73% 50% The Summer House Syl (Character) $2.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diana: Her True Story Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting for Gemma Martyn Day (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 28% A Murder of Quality Stanley Rode (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Casualty of War Tom Rowse (Character) - 1990
72% 50% The Russia House Wicklow (Character) $22.6M 1990
60% 86% When the Whales Came Jack Jenkins (Character) $37.0K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jumping the Queue Hugh Warner (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Monarch Vasily (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 61% King Lear Edgar (Character) - 1983


67% No Score Yet Isolation Stories Granddad (Character) 2020
71% 23% Troy: Fall of a City Priam (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 100% Urban Myths Samuel Beckett (Character) 2017
94% 91% Ripper Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midwinter of the Spirit Rev Huw Owen (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Remains Len Harper (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 90% Shameless Frank Gallagher (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooks Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Beginning... Unknown (Character) 2000