Chris Barrie Biography

Birthday: 1960-03-28
Place of Birth: Hannover, Lower Saxony Germany
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Christopher Jonathan Barrie was born on March 28th, 1960, in Hannover, Germany. He was brought up in Northern Ireland, and was a boarder at a Methodist College in Belfast. He was Head Boy in his final year, and played the lead in a "Dial M for Murder" production. He eventually started a business course at Brighton Polytechnic, but dropped out after a time. After working at various jobs and developing his impressionist skills, he decided to shift careers to television and film. He originally met Rob Grant and Doug Naylor on Jasper Carrott's "Carrott's Lib" (1982), and eventually went on to perform on the radio, for a show called "Son of Cliche", which both Rob Grant and Doug Naylor were working on. Around this time, he was working on the television show, "Spitting Image" (1984). This association with Rob Grant and Doug Naylor later caused the two of them to have him audition for "Red Dwarf" (1988). A few years after the beginning of "Red Dwarf" (1988), he brought life to another character in the sitcom "The Brittas Empire" (1991). He currently lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife Alecks.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Pushing Up Daisies Various Characters 1984 - 1985
Red Dwarf Arnold Rimmer 1988 Comedy
The Brittas Empire Gordon Brittas 1991 Comedy
The Legends of Treasure Island Captain Smollett 1993 Animation
A Prince Among Men 1997 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Hillary 2001 0, 0
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Hillary 2003 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Back in Business Tom Marks 2007 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Saving Santa Blitzen 2013 Animation, Comedy, Family