David Threlfall Biography

Updated On Jun 13, 2019 Published On Jun 13, 2019
Facts of David Threlfall
Date of Birth: 1953 , October-12
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
Name David Threlfall
Birth Name David Threlfall
Father Tommy Threlfall
Mother Joyce Foulds
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $8 Million
Salary $142,525
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Fair
Weight in KG 72
Married to Brana Bajic
Children 2
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David Threlfall is an English stage, film and television actor best known for playing the role of Frank Gallagher in Channel 4 hit series Shameless.

Early Life, Family & Education

David Threlfall was born on October 12, 1953, in Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire, England, the United Kingdom, to parents Tommy Threlfall and Joyce Foulds.

His father was a plumber while his mother was a housewife. It's unknown if David is the only child of his parents or he has a sibling.

His birth sign is Libra. He is of English nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

At the age of 8, David moved to the Bradford area of Manchester and then to Burnage along with his family.

As for his education, he studied at the Manchester Metropolitan University and was then enrolled at the Manchester School of Theatre. He also attended the Sheffield Hallam University for a year. 

His passion to become an actor was developed while studying at Wilbraham High School. After his two English teachers encouraged him, David played the lead in the four-performance school production of Rising Generation in 1971. 

Career & Awards

David Threlfall made his acting debut with the 1977 British television play, Scum, which was written by Roy Minton and directed by Alan Clarke. He made his film debut with a spy thriller film, Patriot Games, in 1992.

He has since appeared in various movies Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Alien Autopsy (2006), Hot Fuzz (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Nowhere Boy (2009).

As for his television appearances, he has starred in Frederick Forsyth Presents: A Casualty of War, Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like ThisNightingales and Ripper Street.

His last film appearance was in 2014's Black Sea while his last television appearance was in 2018's Troy: Fall of a City.

On July 15, 2013, David was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also won a SWET (Olivier) Award and a Clarence Derwent Award.

Personal Life

David Threlfall is not single but a married man. He tied the knot with a Bosnian actress Brana Bajic in 1995. They share two children together.

The couple first met while he was working on The Count of Monte Cristo at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in 1994, started dating and eventually exchanged vows.

David plays the role of a chain smoker in Shameless. However, he has said that in real life,  he is a non-smoker who has a dislike for nicotine.

Net Worth

Being a successful actor David Threlfall, earns a decent amount of money. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 65-years-old actor has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

As per the report, David earns a salary of $39.84 per hour which and an annual salary of $50305 as an actor. Likewise, he gets an average annual salary of $92,220 as a producer.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Body Measurement : N/A

Height : 6 Feet

Weight : 72 KG

Age : 65 Years Old

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Born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK


David Threlfall was born on October 12, 1953, in Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK, to father Tommy Threlfall and mother Joyce Foulds.

Made Acting Debut With Scum


David Threlfall made his acting debut with a British television play, Scum in 1977.The TV play was written by Roy Minton and directed by Alan Clarke

Appeared in Patriot Games


David Threlfall made his film debut with a spy thriller film, Patriot Games, in 1992. He starred in the movie alongside Harrison Ford and Sean Bean.

Married to Brana Bajic


David Threlfall tied the knot with a Bosnian actress Brana Bajic in 1995. They share two children together.

Net Worth $8 million


According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 65 years old actor has an estimated net worth of $8 million.