Chris Larkin

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Chris Larkin
Born Christopher Stephens
(1967-06-19) 19 June 1967 (age 47)
London, England, United Kingdom
Parent(s) Maggie Smith
Robert Stephens

Chris Larkin (born 19 June 1967) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Born Christopher Stephens in Middlesex Hospital in London Stephens, he is the older son of actors Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Robert Stephens, and was born in London. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).


He is best known for playing Hermann Göring in the film Hitler: The Rise of Evil, but also played Charles Darwin for the PBS series Evolution and the abolitionist William Wilberforce in the radio production of Grace Victorious. Larkin also played the Capt. Howard of the Marines in Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World alongside Paul Bettany and Russell Crowe, and appeared in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise playing Sgt. Helm. Other film credits are Angels and Insects, Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre and Tea with Mussolini, and Heroes and Villains directed by Selwyn Roberts.

On the British side of The Pond, he played Cambridge in three series of John Sullivan's Roger Roger for BBC1 and George Marsden in Charles Sturridge's critically acclaimed Shackleton for Channel Four. Larkin also appeared in the 2007 episode of Doctor Who "The Shakespeare Code" and the 2012 low-budget horror film The Facility[1] (originally titled Guinea Pigs) directed by Ian Clark.[2]

In 2013 he starred in the television revival of Yes, Prime Minister as Bernard Woolley.,[3] reprising the role he had played in The Gieguld Theatre in London's West End.

Other theatre credits include: Edgar in The Lady from Depuque starring Maggie Smith and directed by Antony Page, Jopari in Nicholas Hytner's groundbreaking production of His Dark Materials at The National Theatre, The Whisky Taster by James Graham at the Bush Theatre, London and the nationwide tour of Noises Off, directed by Lindsay Posner.


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