Chris Harris (actor)
Chris Harris (born Bridgwater, Somerset) is an English actor, director and writer. He has appeared in several UK TV series including Into the Labyrinth and "Hey Look That's Me". More recently he has built a successful career in pantomime, acting as a pantomime dame, as well being a director and writer at the Bristol Old Vic and the Theatre Royal, Bath. He lives in Portishead in North Somerset.
He attended the Jacques Lecoq's L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, Ladislav Fialka's Pantomime Company in Prague, and was for a short time at the Moscow State Circus School. In 1966 he was in his first pantomime at the Salisbury Playhouse with Stephanie Cole. Since 1976, he has performed his one-man comedy shows around the world.
He is a regular visiting lecturer for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He co-directed the opera Griselda for the Buxton Festival, and appeared in two productions for Dutch Television with members of the Welsh National Opera.
- Hey Look That's Me - 1976-84
- The Rocking Horse Winner - 1977
- Into the Labyrinth – 1982
- Chasing Rainbows – A Nation and Its Music - 1986
- The Chris Harris Road Show, BBC Radio Bristol.
- The Birds
- Harvey Angel
One-Man stage shows
- Kemp's Jig
- That's The Way To Do It!
- Ally Sloper's Half Holiday
- 'Arris Music 'All
- A Night At The Pantomime
Books written or co-written by Chris Harris
- Will Kemp, Shakespeare's Forgotten Clown (1983), ISBN 0-907128-09-2
- The Alphabet of Pantomime: There be Nothing Like a Dame (2000) ISBN 0-9539267-0-2
- Cinderella (2002), ISBN 0-85676-251-2
- Aladdin (2002) ISBN 0-85676-252-0
- Jack and the Beanstalk (2002)ISBN 0-856-76255-5
- Mother Goose (2002) ISBN 0-85676-256-3
- Babes in the Wood (2002) ISBN 0-85676-257-1
- Dick Whittington (2002) ISBN 0-85676-250-4
- Sleeping Beauty programme, Theatre Royal, Bath 2009