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David Morrissey Joins AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Season Three

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 24, 2012 at 6:49PM

One of my fave Brit actors, David Morrissey, is joining the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead." In Season Three, he will take the role of The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, who leads the settlement of Woodbury...
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David Morrissey
David Morrissey

One of my fave Brit actors, David Morrissey, is joining the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead." In Season Three, he will take the role of The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, who leads the settlement of Woodbury and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

The 16-episode Season Three order from AMC begins production this spring in Atlanta.

The star of "State of Play," "The Deal," and "Blackpool" recently wrapped "Welcome to the Punch" opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong.

Check out TOH's reviews of "The Walking Dead" Season Two, which run right after the show airs each Sunday at 9pm on AMC.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.