|Born||Christopher Ryan Fountain
3 September 1987
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
|Known for||Coronation Street
Coronation Street (2011–13) (Sacked)
Christopher Ryan "Chris" Fountain (born 3 September 1987 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is an English actor perhaps best known for his role as Justin Burton in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks, a role he played from 2003 to 2009 and his role as Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street from 2011 until 2013.
In February 2006, Fountain came third in the BBC show Just the Two of Us, a singing competition in which celebrities are paired up with professional singers and are voted off, day by day. His singing partner was former S Club 7 member Jo O'Meara.
On 7 June 2006, Fountain injured himself on location whilst filming for Hollyoaks when he touched an electric fence.
It was confirmed on 11 March 2009 that Fountain would be leaving Hollyoaks. He left on 3 June 2009 in a joint exit storyline alongside Jamie Lomas who plays Warren Fox.
On 26 November 2010, it was announced that he would play the role of Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street and made his first appearance in March 2011. He was sacked from Coronation Street in 2013 following revelations he had performed in offensive rap videos on YouTube advocating violence to women. It is uncertain whether he will continue his acting career at this stage.
Dancing on Ice
Fountain was a runner up in the third series of ITV show Dancing on Ice, in which he was partnered with skater Frankie Poultney. He also won the Dancing on Ice Tour 2008 with 24 wins and went home with the Dancing on Ice Tour Winners Trophy for winning the most shows. Second place went to Suzanne Shaw with eleven wins and third place went to Kyran Bracken with nine wins.
Fountain played the title role in the pantomime Aladdin at the Manchester Opera House over the Christmas/New Year period of 2009/10. In 2010 he appeared in the new musical Departure Lounge for a short run at the Waterloo East Theatre in London.
|2001||Bob & Rose||TV||Dean Gadds||TV Series|
|2002||Blood Strangers||TV||Warren||TV film|
|2002||Where the Heart Is'||TV||Marty Sargent Jnr||1 Episode, "Extra Time"|
|2003||The Royal||TV||Simon Waite||1 Episode, "Kiss and Tell"|
|2003||Burn It||TV||Carl Age 14||Episode: "1.1" `|
|2003–2009||Hollyoaks||TV||Justin Burton||Series Regular, Main Cast, 149 Episodes|
|2006||Just the Two of Us||TV||Himself||Contestant, 3 Place|
|2008||Dancing On Ice||TV||Himself||Contestant, 2 Place|
|2010||Casualty||TV||Paul Seb||1 Episode, "The Cradle Will Fall"|
|2010||Five Days||TV||PC Paul Tait||3 Episode, "Day 1", "Day 2" and "Day 8"|
|2011–2013||Coronation Street||TV||Tommy Duckworth||Series Regular, Main Cast, 303 Episodes|
Awards and nominations
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- Nominated at British Soap Awards in category of 'Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress' for his role in Hollyoaks
- Winner at British Soap Awards in category of 'Best Storyline' for 'Justin and Becca's affair' in Hollyoaks, shared with Ali Bastian (Becca Dean)
- Winner at The Pulse West Yorkshire Local Heroes Awards as Artistic Achievement of the Year
- Nominated at British Soap Awards in category of 'Sexiest Male' for his role in Hollyoaks
- Nominated at National Television Awards in category of 'Most Popular Actor' for his role in Hollyoaks
- Nominated at British Soap Awards in category of 'Best Actor' for his role in Hollyoaks
- Nominated at British Soap Awards in category of 'Sexiest Actor' for his role in Hollyoaks
- Winner at British Soap Awards in category of 'Best Actor' for his role in Hollyoaks 
- Winner at British Soap Awards in category of 'Most Spectacular Scene Of The Year' for 'Car Over Cliff', shared with Hannah Tointon (Katy Fox), Jamie Lomas (Warren Fox), Matt Littler (Max Cunningham) and Gemma Bissix (Clare Cunningham).
- Nominated at British Soap Awards in category for 'Most Spectactular Scene Of The Year' for 'Justin Run Over', shared with Hannah Tointon (Katy Fox)
- Nominated at National Television Awards for 'Best Newcomer' for his role in Coronation Street
- Nominated at British Soap Awards for 'Sexiest Male', but lost out to Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning in the soap EastEnders.
In July 2012, Fountain made the shortlist for Best Actor on the TV choice awards. He is also up for Sexiest Male for the Inside Soap Awards.
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984-2004.
- "'Hollyoaks' cast member in "shocking" accident". Digital Spy. 2006-06-07. Retrieved 2008-03-30.
- "Chris Fountain joins 'Coronation Street'" Digital Spy 26 November 2010 Retrieved 26 November 2010
- Soaps - News - In Pictures: The British Soap Awards 2006 - Digital Spy
- Chris Fountain profile on IMDB
- Soaps - News - 'Enders, 'Hollyoaks' triumph at Soap Awards - Digital Spy
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