Christopher Guard

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Christopher Guard
Born (1953-12-05) 5 December 1953 (age 61)
Hammersmith, London, England
Other names Chris
Occupation Actor, soundtrack
Partner(s) Cathy Shipton

Christopher Guard (born 5 December 1953 in Hammersmith, London[1]) is an English actor.


Educated at Latymer Upper School, Guard was a member of the National Theatre aged 20. He has appeared in Vienna 1900 (1973), Memoirs of a Survivor and Return to Treasure Island (1986). His roles on television include the young David Copperfield in the BBC's 1966 TV serial adaptation, Marcellus in the BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, Ferdinand in the BBC Shakespeare production of The Tempest, Ken Hodges in the medical drama Casualty and Bellboy in the 1988 Doctor Who serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. He demonstrated his singing ability in the film version of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music in the role of Erich Egerman. Guard voiced Frodo Baggins in the animated version of The Lord of the Rings (1978).

Guard has two daughters from his marriage with Lesley Dunlop and one daughter with actress Cathy Shipton.[2] His brother is the former actor Dominic Guard and he is a cousin of actress Pippa Guard; he is the son of actor Philip Guard and actress Charlotte Mitchell.



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