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Michael Keir-Morrissey


Michael Keir-Morrissey's stage CV ranges widely. On screen, starting with the plaster-clad policeman on 1972's An Awful Silence, he has played his share of authority figures. But it hasn't all been kings and cops: on hit soap Gloss, he played ex-husband of magazine baron Maxine Redfern; in classic comedy movie Came a Hot Friday, he was "desperate drunk" Morrie Shapelski; and on Shortland Street (in one of two roles) Keir-Morrissey was a murderous surgeon.

Being an actor is great therapy. It gives me the chance to celebrate the Hitler within me, as well as the lover, the victim, the intelligent reasoner and the prejudiced idiot, and to garner an understanding of lives formed differently from my own. Michael Keir-Morrissey