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Born in Cardiff, Chris Addison grew up in Manchester where he attended the Manchester Grammar School before going on to study at the University of Birmingham. Following his graduation in 1994, he put ambitions to direct theatre on hold and "drifted into stand-up comedy" which became his full-time job in 1996. He wrote and performed eight one-man ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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The Thick of It
The Thick of It Oliver Reeder
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In the Loop Toby Wright
Mock the Week
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 2014 Doctor Who (TV Series)
- Death in Heaven (2014) ... Seb
- Dark Water (2014) ... Seb
- The Caretaker (2014) ... Seb
 2014 Trying Again (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... Matt
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Matt
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Matt
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Matt
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Matt
 2013 The Look of Love
Tony Power
 2010-2012 Skins (TV Series)
David Blood
- Rich (2012) ... David Blood
- Everyone (2011) ... David Blood
- Grace (2011) ... David Blood
- Alo (2011) ... David Blood
- Nick (2011) ... David Blood
 2012/I Apocalypse 2012
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TV commercial (with Alexander Armstrong) for "Direct Line" car insurance

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Everybody mocks Daleks but they're somehow astonishingly scary. I put this down to the way they have no faces - you just don't know their thoughts. Also, they seem to have phlegm in their throats, which is no doubt because they've no faces to spit it out with. I like the flashing lights on top of their heads, they look like menacing versions of those vans laying out cones on motorways at night. See more »


He is now joint writer (with Carl Cooper) and stars in a new BBC2 sitcom comedy currently being produced called "Lab Rats". The other regular cast includes Selina Cadell, Geoff McGivern, Jo Enright, Helen Moon and Dan Tetsell. See more »

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Chris reminds me of James McAvoy...... yasmin810
Lab Rats peach_flan
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7 Day Sunday synthetic_aberration
Chris reminds me of Jasper Carrot.... coollikewhovian
Should be in a britpop band atma_gyan
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