Christopher Douglas (British actor)
Christopher Douglas (born c.1955) is a United Kingdom actor and writer.
Douglas left school at 15 and spent two years in his early twenties researching the life of Douglas Jardine the England test cricketer. This research formed the basis of a biography of Jardine in 2002. He has also written a radio play on cricket based on the series The Englishman Abroad which was broadcast as a Saturday Night Theatre on Radio 4 in September 1980.
As an actor, he is best known for playing Samuel Onedin in the BBC nautical drama The Onedin Line.
In 1990 Douglas co-created, with Nigel Planer, the character of the fictional actor Nicholas Craig for whom he wrote the fictional autobiography I, An Actor, and which developed into two TV series and a stage show, which he directed.
Douglas collaborated on the fictional autobiography which inspired the series, Pod Almighty! (1996) and The Word of Pod, (2002) a collection of the Dave Podmore columns he wrote for The Guardian newspaper. He also "ghosted" actress June Whitfield's autobiography published in 2000.
- BBC Comedy "Mastering the Universe". November 2005. Bio of Christopher Douglas as its writer. Accessed January 2009
- Jardine, Spartan Cricketer by Christopher Douglas Methuen books, Accessed January 2009
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