Christopher Guard

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Christopher Guard
Born (1953-12-05) 5 December 1953 (age 65)
Partner(s)Lesley Dunlop[1]
Cathy Shipton
Parent(s)Charlotte Mitchell (mother)
Philip Guard (father)
RelativesDominic Guard (brother)
Pippa Guard (cousin)

Christopher Guard (born 5 December 1953) is an English actor.


Guard was born in Hammersmith, London. Educated at Latymer Upper School, he 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 (opposite his cousin Pippa as Miranda), 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 Henrik Egerman. Guard voiced Frodo Baggins (alongside his brother Dominic as Peregrin Took) 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.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Barber, Richard (28 July 2001). Lesley Dunlop - At 45, why I'm feeling broody, Daily Mirror, Retrieved 17 December 2010
  2. ^ Barber, Richard (13 July 2005). I'd rather be single than go out with a loser; TV'S LESLEY DUNLOP ON FINDING LOVE AFTER 40, Daily Mirror, Retrieved 28 November 2012

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