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      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

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

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Noah's Ark Noah (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Noah's Ark Unknown (Character) - 2015
      80% 59% Black Sea Peters (Character) $1.2M 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This Tommy Cooper (Character) - 2014
      80% 74% Nowhere Boy George Smith (Character) $1.4M 2009
      35% 59% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Dr. John Dee (Character) $16.3M 2007
      75% 50% Alien Autopsy Geoffrey (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 76% Housewife 49 Unknown (Character) - 2006
      38% 63% Like Minds John Colby (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 No Score Yet Chunky Monkey Donald Leek (Character) - 2001
      100% 86% Conspiracy Supervising Butler (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 100% Chunky Monkey Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 93% A History of Britain Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 47% Mary, Mother of Jesus Joseph of Nazareth (Character) - 1999
      73% 45% 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
      68% 49% The Russia House Wicklow (Character) $22.6M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Casualty of War Tom Rowse (Character) - 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 61% King Lear Edgar (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Monarch Vasily (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dodger Chief of Police, Sir Charles Rowan (Character) 2022
      67% No Score Yet Isolation Stories Granddad (Character) 2020
      71% 22% Troy: Fall of a City Priam (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 100% Urban Myths Samuel Beckett (Character) 2017
      94% 90% Ripper Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 90% Shameless Frank Gallagher (Character),
      Director,
      Executive Producer
      2004-2013