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CHRIS BARRIE (actor; Great Britain)

Guest appearance: Friday 5th April and Saturday 6th April 2024

Chris Barrie is a British actor and comedian. He began his television career as a sports personality impersonator on The David Essex Showcase in 1982. He was a regular on Saturday Live, amongst performers like Fry and Laurie, Rik Mayall and Ben Elton.

Barrie is best known for character Arnold J. Rimmer in television series of RED DWARF, appearing in almost every episode since 1987. Red Dwarf become multi award winning cult sci-fi comedy series. By 1999 eight series had been transmitted and the show had sold all over the world.

In 1990 Chris created another comic grotesque by the name of Gordon Brittas, the anally retentive, chainsaw voiced leisure centre manager from hell. THE BRITTAS EMPIRE ran for seven series culminating in the 1997 Christmas Special.

Other acting roles include Lara Croft's butler Hillary, from LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER movies.

Barrie's interests include vintage motorbikes and collecting fast cars.