Best known for his performance as the annoying leisure centre manager, Gordon Brittas in The Brittas Empire. Chris Barrie was also the deeply sad, Arnold Rimmer in Red Dwarf. The man who only made love to a woman once in his entire life; this was only because she had been hit on the head by a winch.
Originally an impressionist at The Comedy Store; Chris’s TV career began with a memorable contribution to Jasper Carrott’s Election Night Special. He was quickly signed up as a cornerstone, of the pioneering Spitting Image team; and provided voices for: Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, David Coleman, Paul Daniels, Barry Norman and John Cole.
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Chris has added some big screen credits to his name, after appearing besides Angelina Jolie; as Hilary the Butler, in two of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider films. The latest string to his bow, is as host of Chris Barrie’s Massive Engines, for The Discovery Channel. In the show, self confessed car fanatic Chris; explores the development of trains, diggers, airships and other industrial wonders.
As well as after dinner speaking, Chris Barrie is a hugely popular awards host and conference link presenter. He often appears in the guise of a close relative of Gordon Brittas; to bless the proceedings in the Brittas way!
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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