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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 is currently presenting his own radio show for BBC Radio London with Lesley Joseph. Since leaving the jungle he has made numerous TV appearances here and abroad. He has just returned from the jungle where he filmed a follow-up show entitled Biggins Goes Back. His autobiography entitled Just Biggins was published in September. Christopher has also taken part in a successful run of The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branagh and is a regular guest star as the Narrator in the national tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Christopher's last performance in the West End was as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.
Other television appearances include: My Bare Lady, Revelation, 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 Cirls for ITV.
Christopher has also managed to fit in 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: The School for Scandal, and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. The Connecticut Yankee, Regent's Park and, for television, Dramarama and French & Saunders for the BBC.
Christopher's numerous pantomime appearances include: Buttons in Cinderella at the Mayflower in Southampton: Nurse Tickle in Babes in the Wood at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton: Dame in Dick Whittington at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading: and Idle Jack in Dick Whittington, King's Theatre, Glasgow.
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