David Threlfall

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Actor • Director

Birth Date: October 12, 1953

Age: 70 years old

Birth Place: 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."

Credits

Passenger

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Funny WomanStream

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Reality
2022
71%

Art That Made Us

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2022

Dodger

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Chief of Police, Sir Charles Rowan
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Shoplifters & Scammers: At War With The Law

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2021

Car Pound Cops: Give Me My Car Back!

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2021

Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue

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Shoplifters: At War With The Law

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Isolation Stories

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Troy: Fall of a CityStream

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2018
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Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Andre

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Samuel Beckett
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2017

Urban MythsStream

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2017

The Estate We're In

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2016

Midwinter of the SpiritStream

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Miniseries
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The Ark

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2015

Noah's Ark

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ORF III - Spezial

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Flop
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2014

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2014

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2013

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2012
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George Smith
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2009
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Elizabeth: The Golden AgeStream

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2007
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2006

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2006

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The Queen's Sister

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2005

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Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh
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2005

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Frank Gallagher
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2004

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2004

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1989

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1988

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1983

Red Monarch

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1983