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Chris Beattie is a British actor who found fame in the hit feature film "Purely Belter" in 2000. Chris gained a major role in CBBC's Byker Grove, playing the character Joe Dakin for 3 years. He has also appeared in various short films and TV adverts in recent years. Chris is also a professional singer of 11 years and can be seen regularly ... See full bio »

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Purely Belter
Purely Belter Gerry McCarten
Cherry Whipper
Byker Grove
Byker Grove Joe Dakin
Vera Forensic Officer / Police


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 2013 Vera (TV Series)
Police / Forensic Officer
- Prodigal Son (2013) ... Police / Forensic Officer (uncredited)
 2005 Cherry (Short)
 1999-2002 Byker Grove (TV Series)
Joe Dakin
- Episode #14.9 (2002) ... Joe Dakin
- Episode #14.8 (2002) ... Joe Dakin
- Episode #14.7 (2002) ... Joe Dakin
- Episode #14.5 (2002) ... Joe Dakin
- Episode #14.4 (2002) ... Joe Dakin
 2000 Purely Belter
Gerry McCarten

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Tyneside Home Improvements Commercial (ITV Tyne Tees)

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5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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Chris attended Shiney Row college in Sunderland where he gained a National Diploma in performing arts. He completed his two year course in June 2002. See more »

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