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Chris Barrie was born Christopher Jonathan Brown on March 28, 1960, in a British military hospital in Hanover, Germany. He was brought up in Northern Ireland and was a boarder at Methodist College Belfast. He was Head Boy in his final year and played the lead in a "Dial M for Murder" production. He started a business course at Brighton Polytechnic... See full bio »

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Known For

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
(2001)
Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf Rimmer / Arnold Rimmer / Ace Rimmer / Dave Lister / Frank Rimmer / Unspeakable One
(1988-2017)
The Brittas Empire
The Brittas Empire Gordon Brittas / Brittas / Vlad
(1991-1997)

Filmography

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 1988-2017 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
Rimmer / Arnold Rimmer / Ace Rimmer / ...
- Skipper (2017) ... Rimmer
- M-Corp (2017) ... Rimmer
- Mechocracy (2017) ... Rimmer
- Timewave (2017) ... Rimmer
- Cured (2017) ... Rimmer
 2015 Car Crash TV (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
 2014 Little Mix: Word Up! (Video short)
Manager (uncredited)
 2013 Saving Santa (Video)
Blitzen
 2011 The Fruit Cases (TV Movie)
Happy Apple / Peelin / Sour Lolly (voice)
 2008 The Optician (Short)
John
 2007 Red Dwarf: Bodysnatcher (Video short)
All (voice)
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Lionel Poulter
- Death in a Chocolate Box (2007) ... Lionel Poulter
 2007 The Scum Also Rises (TV Movie)
Mr. Broom
 2007 Back in Business
Tom Marks
 2006 When Evil Calls (TV Mini-Series)
Headmaster / Samantha's Father
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Headmaster / Samantha's Father
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Headmaster / Samantha's Father
 2005 Red Dwarf: Identity Within (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Brittas Empire: Out-takes - Series 4 (Video short)
Gordon Brittas / Himself
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
 1997-1998 A Prince Among Men (TV Series)
Gary Prince
- Who's That Girl? (1998) ... Gary Prince
- Injury Time (1998) ... Gary Prince
- All in the Game (1998) ... Gary Prince
- The Good Samaritan (1998) ... Gary Prince
- Ghost Story (1998) ... Gary Prince
 1998 Can't Smeg Won't Smeg (TV Movie)
Arnold Rimmer
 1997 Treasure Island (Video)
Captain Smollett (voice)
 1997 Get Fit with Brittas (TV Series)
Gordon Brittas
- Glad All Over (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- A Question of Sport (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- Gordon Works It Out (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- Gordon Clocks It Up (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- The Great Outdoors (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
 1991-1997 The Brittas Empire (TV Series)
Gordon Brittas / Brittas / Vlad
- Curse of the Tiger Women (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- Exposed (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- Gavin Featherly R. I. P. (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- The Disappearing Act (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
- Wake Up the Lion Within (1997) ... Gordon Brittas
 1995 Chris Barrie's Motoring Wheel Nuts (Video)
Sir Marmaduke / Vic Beresford / Bertie Trubshaw / ...
 1995 Red Dwarf: Smeg Outs (Video)
Arnold Rimmer / Himself
 1994 Know Your Europeans: The United Kingdom (Video short) (voice)
 1994 Red Dwarf: Smeg Ups (Video)
Arnold Rimmer / Himself
 1994 White Goods (TV Movie)
Mickie Scott
 1994 Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie (TV Series)
Linga Learn narrator / Mastermind presenter
- Episode #2.6 (1994) ... Linga Learn narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #2.3 (1994) ... Mastermind presenter (voice)
 1993 Simon the Sorcerer (Video Game)
Simon (voice)
 1993 The Legends of Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Smollett
- The Beginning of the End (1993) ... Captain Smollett (voice)
- The Fountain of Truth (1993) ... Captain Smollett (voice)
- The Merman Prince (1993) ... Captain Smollett (voice)
- The Labyrinth (1993) ... Captain Smollett (voice)
- Now You See Me (1993) ... Captain Smollett (voice)
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
- The Legend of Lochnagar (1993) ... (voice, as Christopher Barrie)
 1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- Jack Crater (1993) ... Reader
 1992 Are You Being Served? Again! (TV Series)
Commentator
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Commentator (voice)
 1991 Amnesty International's Big 30 (TV Movie)
Arnold Rimmer
 1984-1991 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Neil Kinnock / Ronald Reagan / Prince Charles / ...
- Episode #11.6 (1991) ... Richard Branson / Terry Wogan / Rod Stewart / ... (voice)
- Episode #11.5 (1991) ... Barry Norman / Gerald Kaufman / Neil Kinnock / ... (voice)
- Episode #11.4 (1991) ... Ronald Reagan / Gerarld Kaufman / Neil Kinnock / ... (voice)
- Episode #11.3 (1991) ... Jimmy Hill / Prince Charles / Prince Andrew / ... (voice)
- Episode #11.2 (1991) ... Michael Heseltine / George H. W. Bush / Fred Arkwright / ... (voice)
 1990 Happy Birthday Switzerland (Short)
Various Characters (voice)
 1988 Testimony
Carnival Thin Man
 1988 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Alan B'Stard Closes Down the BBC (1988) ... Various Characters (voice)
 1987 Black Adder the Third (TV Series)
Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary (as Mr. Chris Barrie)
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
The Director
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... The Director
 1987 Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show (TV Short) (voice)
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Comedian / Host / Reporter / ...
 1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance (TV Mini-Series)
Waiter
- Seduction (1986) ... Waiter
 1986 Genesis: Land of Confusion (Video short)
Ronald Reagan (voice)
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
- Pratt Outta Hell (1986)
 1985 Alas Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1985)
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Sammy
- Cassie (1985) ... Sammy (as Christopher Barrie)
 1985 Coming Next (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1985)
- Episode #1.5 (1985)
- Episode #1.4 (1985)
- Episode #1.3 (1985)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
 1985 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1985)
 1985 Honour, Profit & Pleasure (TV Movie)
Alexander Pope
 1984 Pushing Up Daisies (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Captain / Rat
- Nasty (1984) ... Captain (as Christopher Barrie)
- Demolition (1982) ... Rat (uncredited)
 1982 Carrott's Lib (TV Series) (1983)
 1982 Six Fifty-Five (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 22 July 1982 (1982) ... Various
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial voiceover for the "Jif" adverts in the mid 90s. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Christopher Barrie | Mr. Chris Barrie

Height:

5' 11½" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never attended a drama school so I'm not a "proper" actor. Acting is good because it's open to everyone, with any type of career, this way they can bring their lifestyle to work with them.

Trivia:

He was considered for the Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who (1996) and was a candidate to replace Christopher Eccleston in Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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