Christophe Philipps has a unique ability to combine natural presence with a relatable feel and a gift for comedy – making him an exciting, original and often surprising actor.
His broad range and appeal sees him work in film, TV, theatre, commercials, corporates, live events, improvisational performance, voiceovers and musical theatre – always bringing something interesting and engaging to the fore.
Christophe is also an accomplished writer, story & performance workshop leader, presenter and compere, musician, singer/songwriter, charity event organiser and theatre and commercials director/producer. He holds an MA in Professional Writing and a BA (Hons) in English & Creative Arts.
He also runs A Bunch of Actors, a creative production company specialising in comedy that has produced several hit online series, commercials, stageshows and viral parodies, as well as the Worthing Area Actors and Creatives group.
Playing range: mid-30s to early-40s | Height: 6’2” | Waist/Leg: 35/33 | Chest: 40-42 | Eyes: Light blue | Build: Slim/medium
Comedy, improv, stage combat, presenting, sight reading, song writing, voiceovers.
Singing: Baritone & strong falsetto: pop, indie, swing & musical.
Instruments: Rhythm guitar; mandolin, bass, percussion.
Accents: UK South East (native), RP, Standard US, Standard Australian, Cornwall.
Full, clean driving licence & own car. DBS (enhanced) checked.
MA Professional Writing, University College Falmouth (Christina Bunce, Derek Hines, Helen Shipman)
With a focus on story structure, editing and ‘page-to-stage’
BA (Hons) English & Creative Arts, University of Portsmouth (Stuart Olesker, Dominic Symmonds, John Stanton)
With a focus on acting, writing, directing, producing, music performance and textual theory/theory in practice
Stunt Fighting/Firearms Workshops (Stunt Action Specialists: Wayne De Stret, 2015-ongoing)
Monologue & Vocal Workshop (ActorExpo: Nicholas Pinnock, 2013)
Comedy (Stand Up) Course (Komedia: Jill Edwards, 2013)
Actor Masterclasses (Academy of Creative Training: James Coombes, Suzy Catliff, 2010)
Radio Skills Masterclasses (University College Hastings: Abigail Wincott, 2011)
Stage Combat (Chris Jenkins, 2010)
Aerial – Geometric Shapes (School Creative Centre: Lorraine Moynehan, 2010)
Clowning – Double-Act (Penny Lisle, Ash Perrin, 2010)
Farce Acting Skills (John Pounds Centre: Robin Holman, 2006)
Radio Production for Voice (John Pounds Centre: Heidi Cook, 2006)
Writer: Long and short form fiction and historical one-man shows, in particular sketch and comic theatre.
Singer/Guitarist: Originals & covers, as well as improvised songs and comic cover versions.
Teacher: Sketch Writing, Story Structure & Performance workshops – in schools, colleges and universities, in particular as a regular VT for the Animation courses at Arts University Bournemouth.
Charity work: Former Round Table Area 2 Chairman & volunteer for ‘fun therapy’ charity The Flying Seagull Project.
Creative Director: A Bunch of Actors theatre and creative production company; Worthing Area and Actors and Creatives group.