|Born||Arthur Robin Christiansen
27 July 1904
|Died||27 September 1963
|Other names||Poodah (pet name in family)|
Christiansen was born in Wallasey to Louis Niels Christiansen, a shipwright, and his wife Ellen. From an early age he demonstrated a talent for writing, producing a magazine for his grammar school. At 16, he became a reporter for the Wallasey and Wirral Chronicle, where he worked for three years before moving to the Liverpool Evening Express and the Liverpool Daily Courier. He was named the London editor of the Evening Express in 1925, a position he held for a year before moving to the Sunday Express.
In 1961. he was cast as the editor of the Daily Express in the Fleet Street-based sci-fi thriller The Day the Earth Caught Fire, directed by Val Guest. He also played a news editor in the 1963 medical thriller 80,000 Suspects, again directed by Guest.
Christiansen's son, Michael, also became a newspaper editor.
- The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) - 'Jeff' Jefferson - Editor
- 80,000 Suspects (1963) - Editor - Bath Evening Chronicle (Mr. Graney) (final film role)
- "Journalism: The Express Way". Perspective uk North / media. northtrek.co.uk. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
- Edward Pickering, "Christiansen, Arthur Robin (1904-1963)", in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), vol. 11, p. 527.
|Editor of The Daily Express
1933 - 1957
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