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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 & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Thick of It
The Thick of It Oliver Reeder
(2005-2012)
In the Loop
In the Loop Toby Wright
(2009)
Mock the Week
Mock the Week Himself
(2010-2013)
Veep
Veep Producer
(2013-2016)

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 2014 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Seb
- Death in Heaven (2014) ... Seb
- Dark Water (2014) ... Seb
- The Caretaker (2014) ... Seb
 2014 Trying Again (TV Series)
Matt
- 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
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TV commercial (with Alexander Armstrong) for "Direct Line" car insurance

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Performing stand-up around the UK and preparing for his 2005 Edinburgh show, 'Atomicity.' See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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