Sherwood star David Morrissey enjoys stroll in the summer sun with his Maid Marian
- David Morrissey was snapped accompanying new girlfriend in North London
- The 57-year-old plays detective chief superintendent Ian St Clair in Sherwood
- It comes after Morrissey separated with his former wife in 2019 after 26 years
He plays a police officer investigating two shocking murders in Sherwood.
But, pictured arm-in-arm with a new woman, David Morrissey appeared a world away from the gritty BBC series.
The 57-year-old, who plays detective chief superintendent Ian St Clair, was seen with Domino Pateman, 38, a director at a gender-equality charity, earlier this month.
The actor wore brown shorts and a black T-shirt and trainers while Miss Pateman brightened up her navy jumpsuit with a pair of multi-coloured Crocs.
The 57-year-old, who plays detective chief superintendent Ian St Clair in Sherwood, was seen with Domino Pateman, 38
The pair were pictured with their arms around each other as they browsed stalls at a fair in north London after popping to a pub.
Halifax-born Miss Pateman works for the Women of the World Foundation and was previously the arts co-ordinator at London’s Southbank Centre.
Sherwood, which was written by James Graham, is about murder and a manhunt in a Nottinghamshire village still riven by the miners’ strike of the 1980s.
Morrissey stars alongside Downton Abbey actors Joanne Froggatt and Kevin Doyle, as well as Lesley Manville and Robert Glenister in the drama.
Main man: He appears alongside actress Lindsay Duncan in Sherwood
David Morrissey, who is starring in Sherwood which starts on the BBC tonight, out with his new girlfriend in North London after leaving his wife Esther Freud in 2020
Low key: David was worlds away from his usual appearance in Sherwood
The pictures come two months after Morrissey’s former wife, writer Esther Freud, 59, confirmed to the Daily Mail that she had struck up a relationship with Gerry Simpson, a 59-year-old law professor at the London School of Economics.
Morrissey and Miss Freud separated in 2019 after 26 years together.
They were married for 13 years and have three children.
Sherwood continues tonight at 9pm on BBC1.
David Morrissey (L) and Esther Freud attend an after party following the European Premiere of ‘Captain Phillips’