About

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 director/producer. He holds an MA in Professional Writing and a BA (Hons) in English & Creative Arts, and regularly attends workshops and seminars.

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Stats

Playing range: early to late-30s  |  Height: 6’2”  |  Waist/Leg: 35/33  |  Chest: 40-42  |  Eyes: Light blue  |  Build: Slim/medium

Skills

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.

Training

MA Professional Writing, University College Falmouth (Christina Bunce, Derek Hines, Helen Shipman)

With a focus on textual theory, editing, story structure, and creative and copy writing – long and short form

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

Workshops

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 (UCH: 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 & Radio Production for Voice (John Pounds Centre: Robin Holman, Heidi Cook, 2006)

Other Work

Writer: copy & creative – long and short form, in particular sketch and comic theatre.

Singer/Guitarist: originals & covers, as well as improvised songs and comic cover versions.

Teacher: Comedy Writing & Performance workshops – in schools, colleges and universities.

Charity work: 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.