Chris trained at RADA as an actor. His first acting job was with schools' company Theatre Centre, where he met Allyson Lee, whose story is told in his acclaimed one-man show An Instinct for Kindness, winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First in 2011.
He is a writer, actor, director, and songwriter.
As an actor he's done stuff all over the place, including the Mad Hatter in Alice at the RSC; Wind in the Willows at RNT; on TV he is best known for playing the idiot Clingfilm in London's Burning.
He is married and has three children, not necessarily in that order.
He has written songs for comedy legends The Right Size: (Bewilderness, Do You Come Here Often, Stop Calling Me Vernon, The Play What I Wrote, and more besides) for Peepolykus, Improbable; for Lee Hall's adaptations of Brecht’s Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti and The Barber of Seville; for Philip Pullman’s The Scarecrow and his Servant, and is currently writing, directing, composing and performing on far too many projects to fit on this page.
He wrote (with composer Mark Stevens) and directed the award-winning musicals The Translucent Frogs Of Quuup and On The Island of Aars; and wrote and directed The Frida Kahlo of Penge West, which premiered at Rosemary Branch theatre, 2014 and successfull y ran at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015