Best known as Emmerdale's Eric Pollard, Chris is a versatile actor whose diverse career has encompassed both Shakespeare and Swedish sex films! Though his performance in Swedish Sex Games (1975) no doubt rose to the occasion, his earlier role in Macbeth with Peter O'Toole at the Old Vic almost certainly created more of a stir.
Chris' first acting stint was with the National Theatre in 1964, at the Chichester Festival Theatre, in Peter Shaffer's The Royal Hunt of the Sun. In 1967, he appeared as Potter in the film To Sir, with Love, and followed this with an appearance as a trooper in The Charge of the Light Brigade, as well as making an uncredited appearance in If. Other film appearances include roles in The Beast in the Cellar, The Weekend Murders, The Raging Moon, The Last Valley, Golden Rendezvous, Zulu Dawn and Game for Vultures.
In addition to Emmerdale, other TV work has included Freewheelers, an action/adventure children's serial by Southern Television (between 1968 and 1973), and the 1970s science fiction TV drama The Tomorrow People.
Chris is happy to meet and greet fans at store openings and other such public events, and is also a professional and entertaining host or auctioneer. To book him for your event, contact Prime Performers via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.
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