actor - dancer
Although born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1992, Chris spent the vast majority of his childhood within the golfing surroundings of Letham Grange, 3 miles from the fishing town of Arbroath. Throughout this time, Chris had a penchant for performing, and spent most of his young life performing in musicals, later leading to a year studying Musical Theatre in Kirkcaldy.
However, he soon realised that if he was to progress to bigger and better things in the industry, he wanted to focus on improving his dance. Chris stumbled upon auditions for the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, in Dundee, and soon realised his potential within the dance sector.
Four years later, Chris graduated with a First Class Hons Degree, and headed out into the industry, becoming professional in May 2016, and working with dance companies such as Shaper/Caper, with BBC Radio 2's first Artist in Residence, Tommy Small.
It wasn't just dance that Chris had been focusing on. During his time at the SSCD, Chris had been profusely networking, and furthering his skills in new fields. Enter IronStar Films. Based in Arbroath, Chris worked alongside a hugely talented team to create their first short film, BloodLoss, alongside fellow actor and model, Craig McGinlay, followed by silent short, The Clearing.
The Clearing won awards at film festivals across the world, and was the beginning of Chris's career in film. Since then, Chris has worked on many short and feature films, including Miser's Dream, an original musical, directed by upcoming talent, Cecilia Pérez-Homar.
Chris also continued to challenge himself within Musical Theatre by opening a musical theatre school in 2011. Within 6 years, he directed and choreographed over 20 musicals, broke a Guinness World Record for fastest theatrical production, and raised over £25,000 for Cancer Research, as well as local charities.
Now, known as one of the hardest working individuals in the industry, Chris has honed his skills to become a highly adaptable performer on both stage and screen, working across the UK and US in film, musical theatre, one man shows, and pantomime.