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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

(2001)
Red Dwarf Rimmer / Ace Rimmer / Frank Rimmer / Lister / Unspeakable One
(1988-2020)
The Brittas Empire Gordon Brittas / Brittas / Vlad
(1991-1997)

Filmography

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 1988-2020 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
Rimmer / Ace Rimmer / Unspeakable One / ...
- The Promised Land (2020) ... Rimmer
- Skipper (2017) ... Rimmer
- M-Corp (2017) ... Rimmer
- Mechocracy (2017) ... Rimmer
- Timewave (2017) ... Rimmer
 2015 Car Crash TV (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (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 Short)
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
 2006 Know Your Europeans: The United Kingdom (Video short) (voice)
 2005 Brittas Empire: Out-takes - Series 4 (Video short)
Gordon Brittas / Self
 2005 Red Dwarf: Identity Within (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Hillary (as Christopher Barrie)
 1999 The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (TV Special short)
Arnold J. Rimmer
 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
 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)
Rimmer / Self
 1994 Red Dwarf: Smeg Ups (Video)
Rimmer / Self
 1994 White Goods (TV Movie)
Mickie Scott
 1994 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 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- Jack Crater (1993) ... Reader
 1993 The Legends of Treasure Island (TV 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 Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (TV Special)
Arnold Rimmer
 1993 Noel's House Party (TV Series)
Gordon Brittas
- Episode #2.14 (1993) ... Gordon Brittas
 1993 Simon the Sorcerer (Video Game)
Simon (voice)
 1984-1992 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Neil Kinnock / Ronald Reagan / Michael Heseltine / ...
- Election Special 1992 (1992) ... (voice)
- Episode #10.6 (1991) ... Richard Branson / Terry Wogan / Rod Stewart / ... (voice)
- Episode #10.5 (1991) ... Barry Norman / Gerald Kaufman / Neil Kinnock / ... (voice)
- Episode #10.4 (1991) ... Ronald Reagan / Gerarld Kaufman / Neil Kinnock / ... (voice)
- Episode #10.3 (1991) ... Jimmy Hill / Prince Charles / Prince Andrew / ... (voice)
 1992 Are You Being Served? Again! (TV Series)
Commentator
- The Court Case (1992) ... Commentator (voice)
 1990 Happy Birthday Switzerland (Short)
Various Characters (voice)
 1988 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Alan B'Stard Closes Down the BBC (1988) ... Various Characters (voice)
 1987 Testimony
Carnival Thin Man
 1987 Blackadder 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 Movie)
Ronald Reagan / Prince Charles (voice)
 1986 Genesis: Land of Confusion (Video short)
Ronald Reagan (voice)
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
- Pratt Outta Hell (1986)
 1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance (TV Mini Series)
Waiter
- Seduction (1986) ... Waiter
 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)
Pope
 1985 Friday Night Live (TV Series)
Richie Benaud / Robin Day / David Coleman / ...
- Episode #1.0 (1985) ... Richie Benaud / Robin Day / David Coleman / ...
 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)
 1983-1984 The Entertainers (TV Series)
Various / Narrator
- Stomping on the Cat (2) (1984) ... Various
- Inner City Fairy Tales (1983) ... Narrator
 1983 Carrott's Lib (TV Series)
- Episode #2.9 (1983) ... (as Christopher Barrie)
- Episode #2.8 (1983) ... (as Christopher Barrie)
- Episode #2.7 (1983) ... (as Christopher Barrie)
- Episode #2.6 (1983) ... (as Christopher Barrie)
- Episode #2.5 (1983) ... (as Christopher Barrie)
 1982 Six Fifty-Five (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 22 July 1982 (1982) ... Various
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Alternate Names:

Christopher Barrie | Mr. Chris Barrie | Sir 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:

Originally auditioned for the part of Lister in Red Dwarf (1988), but was cast as Rimmer instead. See more »

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Nickname:

Admiral

Star Sign:

Aries

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