NEWS: Neil Morrissey adds directing to his Men Behaving Badly role

Neil Morrissey, one of the stars of the television series, Men Behaving Badly, has signed up as a commercials director with Smith Jones Brown and Cassie.

Neil Morrissey, one of the stars of the television series, Men Behaving

Badly, has signed up as a commercials director with Smith Jones Brown

and Cassie.



Although he has no first-hand experience as a director, Morrissey

believes the time he has spent in front of the camera as an actor equips

him for the task.



Morrissey said: ‘Smith Jones is hand-rearing me and I trust them to get

me the right jobs. This is not a career change, it’s just another string

to my bow, but I think I can get my teeth stuck into directing

commercials. Of course I could be crap, but I am confident, and happy to

explore the avenues open to me.’



He added: ‘I am going into this with a good level of competence, and I

know how important it is to have the right team around you. My job is to

make the pictures look nice.’



Morrissey’s commercials career to date has been strictly in front of the

camera. He has been seen in an Impulse spot giving flowers to

unsuspecting women, and in a Britannia Building Society ad where he was

kissing a model on top of a car. A spot for McDonald’s, in which his

role was to carry heavy sacks of vegetables around Smithfield Market

before refuelling at McDonald’s, was pulled for being too tough.



The actor follows in the footsteps of Martin Clunes, one of his co-stars

in Men Behaving Badly, who has directed a feature film and recently

signed up as a commercial director for BFCS.



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