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, improvisation, voiceovers and musical theatre – always bringing something interesting and engaging to the fore.
Christophe is also an accomplished writer and teacher of Creative Writing and Story & Performance workshops, a 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 theory in practice
Presenting Skills (TV Presenter Training, Brian Naylor, 2020-ongoing)
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.
Theatre: A Still Life; Town & Country; Life & De’Ath; Everyday Chemistry, The Nightmarish World, or Worldly Nightmare, of Mr Punch
Historical Theatre: 1066 The Battle of Hastings Recreation – With Veg!; The Aftermath of the 1066 The Battle of Hastings; The Worm of Lambton Castle; Mandrake the Mentalist’s Ghost Tours – Battle Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle, Walmer Castle; Stories of Nature & Us; Androcles and the Lion (and other stories); Punch & Judy at Osborne House; Pirate Tales: The Golden Chair.
His debut novel, Holy Land: Resistance, is currently in turnaround.
Singer/Guitarist: Originals & covers, as well as improvised songs and comic cover versions.
Teacher: Creative Writing, Sketch Writing, and Story & Performance workshops, primarily for the Creative Writing and 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.