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Christopher started his training at Salisbury Repertory Theatre and later at Bristol Old Vic as a prelude to his first West End appearance creating the role of Head Jumbly in The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea.
Christopher has most recently been starring as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, during which time he also starred in the US/UK television series Revelations. Other television appearances include Paul Temple, The Likely Lads, Man of Straw, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, The Ronnie Barker Show, Shoestring, Kidnapped, Bronte Connection, Infidelities, Porridge and recently Christopher appeared in two episodes of Bad Girls for ITV.
Christopher spent a year with the Royal Shakespeare Company appearing in London Assurance with Judi Dench and Donald Sinden. Other theatre work included a national tour of Side By Side By Sondheim, Beyond the Fringe, A Touch of Spring and more recently Cluedo and On Approval.
In the summer of 1990 Christopher played and sang the role of Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar at London's Barbican Theatre.
Christopher is best remembered for his performances as Emperor Nero in the award winning BBC series I, Claudius and then as Reverend Ossie Whitworth the wicked vicar in the hugely popular series Poldark also for the BBC, and of course Lukewarm in the BBC series of Porridge.
Film credits include Eskimo Nell, Applause with Lauren Bacall, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and as Stephano in the Derek Jarman film version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Christopher also appeared in the American film for television Masada. Other credits include School for Scandal, and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, The Connecticut Yankee at Regents Park and for television Dramarama and French & Saunders for the BBC.
Christopher's numerous pantomime appearances include Nurse Tickle in Babes in the Wood at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, Dame in Dick Whittington at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, Buttons in Cinderella at the Epsom Playhouse and Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow.
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