#003 - David Threlfall

In this episode Twiggy has tea with David Threlfall!

David Threlfall is an actor and director from Manchester, best known for playing Frank Gallagher in Channel 4’s Shameless for 11 series between 2004 and 2013, and directing several episodes of the show.

He was most recently a cast member for ITV’s Isolation Stories, a series of four fifteen minute episodes produced during lockdown, designed to reflect on the pandemic in a thought-provoking and humorous way. David will starred in an episode entitled "Karen", alongside Eddie Marsan, written by Neil MacKay and David Blair. 

David first became interested in drama while at school, playing the lead in several school productions including the role of John Proctor in The Crucible, which led to his getting involved in Manchester Youth Theatre.

After a year at Sheffield Art College, David attended Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre.

His acting debut came in The Kiss of Death, directed by Mike Leigh, in 1977. In 1983 he starred as Edgar in the Granada Television production of King Lear, opposite Laurence Olivier in the title role. Other roles have included Friedrich Kritzinger in the BBC/HBO drama

Conspiracy, Wicklow in John le Carre’s The Russia House, John Dee in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, alongside Cate Blanchett, and Martin Blower in Hot Fuzz.

Between 1990 and 1993, David starred in Nightingales, a sitcom revolving around three bored nightwatchmen working in a deserted office block.

He has been nominated for three BAFTAS, once for Best Actor for Paradise Postponed (1987), once for Best Soap and Continuing Drama for Shameless (2012), and once for Best Single Drama for Housewife 49, which won (2007). He has twice been nominated for

National Television Awards in the category Most Popular Male Drama Performance for his role in Shameless (2010 and 2012).

The music for the podcast is Twiggy's version of "Waterloo Sunset" by the Kinks and can be found on Apple Music at this link https://music.apple.com/gb/album/romantically-yours/693460953

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