Chris MacDonnell

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Chris has been an actor in the UK for over 35 years. For the most part he's worked in London, UK regional repertory, touring commercial theatre, TV, Radio and Film He has also played leading roles for BBC radio 4 in many dramas being blessed with a very distinctive voice. He is a published poet and has written for TV comedy and drama shows. Now ... See full bio »

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Courage, New Hampshire Merry Pugwell
Skins Removal Man
Holby City Joe Marsh
Doctor Who Arnheim


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 2015 Don't Go (Short) (completed)
CI Gower
 2014 Bedford & Broome: Men's Fashion - Tie Series (Video short)
How-To Narrator
 2013 Unlucky Charms
Pookah (voice)
 2012 Courage, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Merry Pugwell
- Ambition (2012) ... Merry Pugwell
- A Snake in the Garden (2012) ... Merry Pugwell
 2012 Guys Choice Awards 2012 (TV Special)
Town Crier V / O
 2008 Skins (TV Series)
Removal Man
- Michelle (2008) ... Removal Man
 2007 Casualty (TV Series)
Hywel Shires
- To Love You So (2007) ... Hywel Shires
 2003 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Pete Rogers
- Moving On (2003) ... Pete Rogers
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Joe Marsh
- Sinners and Saints (2002) ... Joe Marsh
 2002 The Great Dome Robbery
D.C. Chris Miller
 1996 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Insp. Murrish
- Slave of Duty (1996) ... Insp. Murrish (as Chris Macdonnell)
 1993 The Bill (TV Series)
Tommy Draper
- Having What It Takes (1993) ... Tommy Draper
 1991 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
- Dirty Work (1991) ... Picket
 1987 Out of Order
 1987 Doctor Who (TV Series)
- Dragonfire: Part Two (1987) ... Arnheim
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 2018 Voice Arts® Awards (TV Special)
Self - Winner

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His brother, John MacDonnell, was the BAFTA nominated Film Editor who sadly died in 2008. His niece Joanna MacDonnell was a First Assistant Director but is now Director of Education for the College of Arts and Humanities at Brighton University. Brother, Tony is a Jazz percussionist and brother Stewart runs a dance school with his wife Joanne Mills. See more »

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