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|Born||Christopher John Chittell
19 May 1948
Christopher John Chittell (born 19 May 1948, Aldershot, Hampshire) is an English actor best known for his role as Eric Pollard in ITV's Emmerdale, a part that he has played since 1986. Since the death of Richard Thorp, he is now the longest serving cast member.
Early life and career
His father served in the Indian Army, and on leaving school Chittell intended to join the Royal Navy, but instead, he became a model. His first acting stint was at age 19, appearing as Potter in the 1967 film To Sir, with Love. In 1968 he appeared as a Trooper in The Charge of the Light Brigade and made an uncredited appearance in If..... This was followed by a starring role as one of the Freewheelers, made as an action/adventure children's serial by Southern Television between 1968 and 1973.
Apart from Emmerdale, his other appearances include roles in The Beast in the Cellar (1970), The Raging Moon (1971), Zulu Dawn (1979), and for two seasons in the 1970s science fiction drama The Tomorrow People.
He also played a doomed truck driver in the 1978 mercenary film The Wild Geese.
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