Christopher trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and made his professional debut with a six month season at the Leicester Phoenix Theatre, followed by two seasons at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, where amongst other lead roles he played the title role in Hamlet. He has appeared at several other repertory theatres and has recently toured the UK in many shows such as The Sound of Music and most recently Art and as Van Helsing in Dracula.
He made his London debut in The Lionel Touch with Rex Harrison. Other West End productions include My Darling Daisy, The Winslow Boy, Joking Apart, The Life and Times of T.S Elliot, In Praise of Rattigan, An Ideal Husband and Brief Encounter.
He has starred on Broadway in Goodbye Fidel and toured Australia as Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
He came to fame on British television as Richard Gaunt in the TV series The Regiment. Many television appearances followed, most notably perhaps as Charlie Haselmere in The Duchess of Duke Street. Recently he appeared in the first three series of Judge John Deed as Row Colemore and starred in a two-part episode of Dalziel & Pascoe.
He has appeared in many American television productions. In 1986 he joined the cast of Dynasty as the dastardly Ben Carrington. He went on to star in another American series Ticket to Ride.
Christopher has had an extensive film career appearing in such films as Royal Flash, East of Elephant Rock, Zulu Dawn, Eye of the Needle, From a Far Country, Heat and Dust, Until September, Mata Hari, Hold My Hand I'm Dying, Tears in the Rain, Souvenir, The Fantasist, Three Men and a Little Lady, Iron Eagle III, The Proprietor, Trance, Beginners Luck and A Knight's Tale.
He appears as Aristotle in the film Young Alexander from Macedonia, soon to be released.back