Chris Barrie is an after dinner speaker and hugely popular awards host and conference link presenter. He often appears in the guise of a close relative of his iconic character Gordon Brittas which he created for his performance as the memorable and annoying leisure centre manager in The Brittas Empire.
He was also the deeply sad Arnold Rimmer in Red Dwarf, the man who only made love to a woman once in his entire life (and this was only because she had been hit on the head by a winch).
Originally an impressionist at The Comedy Store, Chris Barrie’s TV career began with a memorable contribution to Jasper Carrott’s Election Night Special. He was quickly signed up as a cornerstone of the pioneering Spitting Image team, and provided voices for Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, David Coleman, Paul Daniels, Barry Norman and John Cole.
Chris Barrie has added some big screen credits to his name after appearing alongside Angelina Jolie as Hilary the Butler in both Lara Croft Tomb Raider movies.
Chris also peresents Chris Barrie's Massive Engines for The Discovery Channel. In the show, self-confessed car fanatic Chris explores the development of trains, diggers, airships and other industrial wonders.