ABOUT

CAREER

Chris has appeared in Green and Pleasant Land with fanSHEN, which toured outdoor summer festivals. He also appeared as Michael Richardson at Ovalhouse Theatre in an exploration of India Song by Marguerite Duras entitled Love Already. He played the renowned codebreaker Alan Turing in a new piece about Bletchley Park entitled That is All You Need to Know devised by Idle Motion, which toured and then went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This was followed by the role of the Fool in Belarus Free Theatre’s revival of their highly acclaimed production of King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Chris appeared as Craven Acton in The School for Scheming by Dion Boucicault at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. Directed by Auriol Smith, this was the last full length play programmed as part of Sam Walters’ 42 year reign as Artistic Director. He then travelled to Serbia to reprise his role as the Fool in Belarus Free Theatre’s production of King Lear, this time as part of the Itaka Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, he performed alongside Tommy Steele in The Glenn Miller Story on a national tour for Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Chris has also worked as a motion capture artist for the crowd-funded video game Star Citizen at Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium Studios in Ealing.

Chris has also co-produced and acted in three short films, Kill Him Now (which he also wrote), Girl. London. Night. and Meat. Girl. London. Night. was shot entirely on an iPhone and won the Female Filmmaker award in FiLMiC Pro’s “Tangerine Dreams” short film contest, as well as being nominated for the Grand Prize.

As well as being an actor, Chris is an accomplished voiceover artist, particularly in the English Language Teaching sector.

He is also a very skilled musician and plays the saxophone to a very high standard. In addition, he plays the clarinet, guitar, piano, ukulele and harmonica to a high standard.

TRAINING

Chris attended Tiffin Boys School in Kingston Upon Thames before going on to graduate with a First Class BA in Drama from Bristol University. He then went on to study for an additional three years at Drama Centre London where he gained a further BA in Acting. He raised over £25,000 to fund his training as he was ineligible for a second student loan. He is indebted to the individuals and organisations below for their financial support:

Sponsors:
The William Barry Trust
The Lionel Bart Foundation
The Leverhulme Trust
The Sidney Perry Foundation
The South Square Trust
The John Thaw Foundation
The Sir Mark and Lady Turner Charitable Settlement
The Richard Wilson Artistic Endeavours Trust

Patrons:
Sue and Martin Armstrong
Neil Bartlett OBE
Helen and Dicky Bird
Anita and Roger Bone
Raghu Boyapati
Simon Callow CBE
Bridget and Peter Clarke
Mike Crowley
Mary Dowding
George and Sonia Elliott
Diane Etherington
Dorothy Hetherington
Colin and Devon Hewitt
Graham Hill
Geraldine James OBE
Chris and Isobel Johns
Allan Jones
Matt Lucas
Ann and Roger Melly
Jean Moran
Helen Pearse
Susan Pearse
Mark Rylance
Pauline Shanahan
Sheila and Tony Simmons
Alison Steadman OBE
Harriet Walter DBE
Zoë Wanamaker CBE
Timothy West CBE
Astrid and Thomas Winkler