Neil Morrissey

Neil Anthony Morrissey is an English actor, singer and businessman. He is best known for his role as Tony in Men Behaving Badly, Eddie Lawson in Waterloo Road and Nigel Morton in Line Of Duty.

Morrissey was born in Stafford to Irish parents. He and his brother Stephen were placed under a care order and later legally separated from their parents after they went on multiple theft and burglary sprees. The boys spent much of their childhood in separate foster homes, Morrissey spending most of his time at the Penkhull Childrens Home under the care of Margaret Cartlidge . After studying at Thistley Hough High School in Penkhull, he was fostered by the family of his friend Mark Langston. This lasted for nearly two years after leaving the childrens home at 17. He studied for his A levels at the City of StokeonTrent Sixth Form College. During this time he was an active member of the Stoke Repertory Theatre, Stoke Schools Theatre, and Stoke Original Theatre and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1979. His successful application to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama resulted in an unconditional offer which paved the way for the next steps in his theatrical career.

Source: Wikipedia