Christopher David Addison popularly known as Chris Addison is an English comedian, writer, actor and director in Manchester known best for his character as a regular panelist on Mock the Week. He is well known for lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC radio as well.
Chris Addison was born on 5th of November 1971 at Cardiff, Wales. The Scorpio born actor is Welsh British by nationality and ethnicity wise, he is a White European. He moved to Worsley near Manchester at four and attended Manchester Grammar School, an independent boy’s school in Manchester. Following, he graduated from University of Birmingham in English literature with the intent of becoming a theatre director.
After graduation, in 1994, Chris Addison put ambitions to direct on hold and drifted into stand-up comedy as a full-timer in 1996.
He started career as actor in 2005 making a debut as Ollie Reeder in Armando Lannucci’s BBC sitcom, “The Thick of It.” Subsequently, he was seen as the Cameron-esque evil headmaster David Blood in three series of Skins (2007), Seb in Doctor Who (2005) and the hard-living porn Svengali Tony Power in Michael Winter bottom’s movie “The Look of Love”. In 2016, he co-wrote the spoken role of Smith in Emanuel Chabrier’s opera ‘L’Etoile’ at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
Addison’ main solo show at the Edinburgh festival Fringe was chosen for best Newcomer at the Perrier Reward. He made his directional debut in final series of The Thick of It. Later, he directed many episodes of HBO’s Veep (2012) and was
awarded the Directors Guild of America in 2016. Chris also won Emmy for his work as Executive Producer in the show.
As a host, he presents acts in style of a compere at a comedy club. He has also made collaboration with Simon Blackwell and Carl Cooper in creating Trying Again and Lab Rats respectively. He even starred in both the shows.
Talking about his personal life, he was dating his girlfriend whom he later married. Rumored to be gay, he is now living happy conjugal life with his wife whose name and personal details are yet to be revealed. Sources tell that he is even blessed with children whom he has managed to keep away from the media world. The family lives in Bromley, South East London.
Physical features and net worth
The 6 ft 2 inches tall comedian is undoubtedly making good money in his field with his attractive presentations. His weight measures about 69kgs which is healthy with respect to his height. His estimated net worth is about £0.4 m giving him 18th rank among the richest comedian in the United Kingdom.
Wiki and facts
Information in detail about Chris Addison and his bio is available on Wikipedia and other internet websites. He is active on social sites with 50.2k tweets, 326k followers on Instagram with 529 follow backs and about 558 favorites on twitter. The proceeds of the actor are expected to increase in coming days and the conclusion about it can be clearly made from his immense hard work, charm and attractiveness.