NEIL MORRISSEY

 

Neil Morrissey biographyNeil Morrissey is best known for his roles as Tony in Men Behaving Badly and Rocky in Boon.  He also provides the voices of Bob, Lofty and Farmer Pickles in Bob the Builder

 He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and on leaving paid off his student debts by working in his films including playing Able Seaman Matthew Quintal in The Bounty alongside Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Olivier.

 Morrissey shot to fame in the mid-1980s as the dim biker Rocky in the ITV drama series Boon starring the late Michael Elphick. In 1990 he played the lead role of Noddy in the British spoof horror film I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle which involved many of the actors from Boon.

 His role as Tony in Men Behaving Badly was created to replace the character of Dermot which was played by Harry Enfield who left the series. It became one of the most popular UK sitcoms of the 1990s.

 Other television credits include Shakespeare's Birthday, the John Godber film Up n Under, Paradise Heights, Carrie and Barry, Channel 4's The Friday Night Project, Petrolheads, Skins, Neighbours and BBC's Waterloo Road for two series, making his final appearance in May 2009.

 He has voiced several characters in the children's television series Bob the Builder, and scored a Christmas 2000 UK number one single with "Can We Fix It?". He also provides the narration for Morph and Maisy.

 His West End theatre work includes Speed, Robin Hood, The Daughter In-Law, A Passionate Woman and Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques The Musical. He took over the role of Nathan Detroit from Nigel Lindsay in the London revival of Guys and Dolls.

Neil Morrissey has recently been playing Fagin in the tour of Oliver! the musical.