Christopher was in his 30s when he graduated from Rose Bruford College and launched himself on what has been a long and varied career in theatre, film and television. His theatre work includes seasons at the RSC, National Theatre and West End runs of Alan Ayckbourn’s REVENGER'S COMEDIES, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, FESTEN and most recently the role of Terry Minella in the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Along the way he has toured the length and breadth of the British Isles as well as Germany and Japan.
Christopher's small screen credits read like a roll call of popular drama series – CASUALTY, DOCTORS, THE KNOCK, THE BILL, DANGERFIELD and LONDON'S BURNING – but also include many one-off drama and documentary series, most recently the role of Major Birse, Churchill’s Russian interpreter, in the BBC’s acclaimed series BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.
Big screen roles include jazzman Ronnie Scott in Ecosse Films’ DIANA and Dr Starkey-Smith in CARRINGTON (dir: Christopher Hampton). He gained considerable street red from both his nephews and grandson from voicing Professor Dumbledore for the HARRY POTTER video games.
At the slightest opportunity he will scuttle off to his “little place” in the Languedoc to hone his fluent French. Rugby and cricket are his sporting passions but he also confesses to being an ardent Gooner.
|Languages:||English, French, German, Spanish, Italian|
|Bases:||London, Languedoc, France|
|Commissioner in SILENT WITNESS
|Terry Minella in THE BODYGUARD
Thea Sharrock/David Ian Prods/Adelphi Theatre
|Chick in I DIDN'T ALWAYS LIVE HERE
Lisa Blair/Finborough Theatre
|Ensemble in ANNE BOLEYN
John Dove/Shakespeare's Globe/ETT tour
|Sidney Bruhl in DEATHTRAP
Joan Kemp Welch/English Theatre Frankfurt
|Albany in KING LEAR
Jonathan Miller/City Lit Studio Theatre
|Brackenbury/Lord Mayor in RICHARD 111
Val May/Ludlow Festival
|Northern (a clothier) in BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
|Mabs in TALK OF THE CITY
|Inspector Brown in SWEET REVENGE
Val May/Bill Kenwright Limited
|Lord Alanbrooke in SOLDIERS
Eric Standidge/Theatr Clwyd/UK Tour
|The Prince of Wales in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Nicholas Hytner/Chichester Festival Theatre