The year 1997 was not the best year for actor Neil Morrissey. He had to lose one of the closest members of his family and the pain he felt after the demise was extremely painful and sad. 

Comedian and singer, Neil Anthony Morrissey is best known for his role in Men Behaving Badly as Tony. Apart from that, he is also noticed for his characters in Waterloo Road as Eddie Lawson, Line of Duty as Nigel Morton, and Boon as Rocky. He also works as a voice-over artist in many cartoon characters like Bob, Lofty, Skip, Famer Pickles and Mr. Fothergill in Bob the Builder.

TV SHOW: Neil Morrissey and Amanda Redman star as Greg and Lydia in the steamy new medical drama The Good Karma Hospital which premiered in the year 2017 (

After being offered the lead role at The Theatre Chipping Norton's 1982 pantomime, his career has been unstoppable since then.

In 1984 he played the role of Able Seaman in The Bounty. The same year, he also made an appearance in the police drama Juliet Bravo.

His career took greater heights after appearing in the ITV drama series Boon. His series Men Behaving Badly became one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s.

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He then starred in the Comedy Premiere The Chest in 1997. Later he starred in various shows, series and films like Shakespeare’s Birthday (1999), Up ‘n’ Under, Paradise Heights (2002), Carrie and Barry (2004-2005), Guys and Dolls (2006) and many more.

On 1 April 2006, a BBC Three spoof programme documented the real life of Neil and revealed some secrets of his personal life in the show Neil Morrissey’s Secret.

Over the years he has been active in the field of acting portraying different roles in different areas. Some of them are Keith in the comedy-drama A Gert Lush Christmas (2015) and Greg in ITV's The Good Karma Hospital (2017).

As of 2018, he has appeared in two television series, as Frank Barton on Moving On and as Peter Carr on Unforgotten. His appearance as Peter Carr, who is a father-of-two who has recently returned to Norfolk after many unsuccessful years working in Hong Kong in the tv show was pretty popular among its viewers.

Ending 2018, he is ready to have a great start to 2019 as well. He is set to star in the gothic horror movie Crucible of the Vampire.  

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His love life has had its ups and downs. He married actress Amanda Noar in 1987, right after they met in the sets of Boon. They even had a son named Sam together. But only after four years of marriage in 1991, the couple had a divorce and decided to take their separate ways. But even after separation, they’ve remained good friends till date. Later he got engaged to actress Elizabeth Carling whom he met on 1989, but they also could not last long.

His other dating headlines include the relationship with My Summer With Des co-star Rachel Weisz in 1998. While dating the couple lived together in Neil’s flat in Crouch End, London. The news about their break-up was opened when Rachel moved out of his flat.

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After this in 2000, he was photographed in the Somerset countryside with Amanda Holden whom he met on the set of a TV film. She was married while the two were dating and the news of their affair caused Amanda’s marital life sour.

Ending the brief fling with Holden he moved onto a new relationship with Georgina Hurford-Jones who works in the television industry in 2002. The relationship too was short-lived as well. 

His most popular love affair is with his six weeks girlfriend Amanda Holden, judge of Britain's Got Talent.

As of present Neil is a married man and in a long-term relationship with a lawyer Emma Killick. They are delighted with their relationship, and Neil even helps his wife in household activities since she suffers from back pain.

Neil Morrissey’s Early Life

Neil was born on 4 July 1962 in Stafford, Staffordshire. His parents Lary & May were Irish and psychiatric nurses. He has three siblings out of whom one is no more.

According to the wiki, he spent his early days at Penkhull Children’s Home under the care of Margaret Cartlidge. He completed his high school from Thistley Hough High School. 

He then studied A levels from the City of Stoke on Tenth Sixth Form College. Later he pursued his higher studies in Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

As a child, Neil and his brothers had a tough time. With parents always busy in their work, the brothers had learned to take care of themselves at a very young age. Neil was closest to his older sibling, Stephen. The brothers had a strong bond which made them inseparable.

After being caught stealing some sweets and stationery, nobody would have imagined both the brothers would be separated from their family and would be kept in foster homes for many years.

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But who would have imagined that both the brothers would be separated forever?

Brother's Death Cause Still Mystery

In 1997, Neil’s brother, Stephen was found dead in his apartment in Wolverhampton at the age of 37.

Although some sources claimed that he died of drug overdose, Neil did not comment anything about it in front of the public eyes.

Since he was the closest to Stephen, he explains the pain to be sad. As an adult, the brothers did not meet often, but the death of Stephen left a scar inside his heart.

In an interview with MailOnline in 2011, he said:

We never really knew how or why he died. It was horribly, horribly sad.

The death had shocked and confused him. But as of now, he describes himself to be in the right place. He is happy and secure in every aspect of his life and lives in London with his partner, Emma.