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Christophe Philipps combines natural presence with a relatable feel and a gift for comedy – making him an exciting, original and often surprising actor. He is represented by Reality Check Management.

His broad range sees him work in film, TV, commercials, corporates, theatre, live events, improvisation and voiceovers, as well as a presenter and compere, singer/songwriter, charity event organiser, and theatre, online and commercials director/producer – always bringing something interesting and engaging to the fore.

Christophe is also an accomplished writer, and a workshop tutor at the London College of Communication (part of the UAL) and at Arts University Bournemouth, and an external assessor for the Institute of Contemporary Theatre (part of BIMM). He holds an MA in Professional Writing and a BA (Hons) in English & Creative Arts, and regularly undertakes further training.

He also runs A Bunch of Actors – a creative production company specialising in comedy that has produced several hit online series, commercials, theatre and viral parodies – and the Worthing Area Actors and Creatives group.

See Christophe on Spotlight.


Playing range: late-30s to early-40s | Height: 6’2” | Waist/Leg: 35/33 | Chest: 44 | Eyes: Light blue | Build: large


Comedy, improv, stage combat, presenting, sight reading, song writing, voiceovers.

Singing: Baritone & strong falsetto: pop, indie, swing & musical.

Instruments: Rhythm guitar; some bass & percussion.

Accents: UK South East (native), RP, Standard US, Standard Australian, West Country.

Full, clean driving licence & own car. DBS (enhanced) & BPSS 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, producing, 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)

Other Work

Writer: Long and short form fiction and historical one-man shows, in particular sketch and comic theatre. His debut novel, Holy Land: Resistance, a dystopian epic thriller, is currently in turnaround.

Christophe continues to offer freelance writing and editing services for commercials, corporates, voiceovers, e-commerce, events and theatre/performance pieces.

Theatre: The Pied Piper of Harlem (in development); Everyday Chemistry; Life & De’Ath; A Still Life; Town & Country; 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.

Formerly: Features & Sub-Editor at national print magazine Group Travel Organiser (2010-2013); commissioned writer for various travel national print guide publications (2010-2013); Head Copywriter & Director of design agency Studio Hastings (2010-2012); and a Freelance Copywriter through the Life Is Scripted mantle (2008-2014).

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

Teacher/Tutor: Creative Writing, Sketch Writing, Story & Performance, Acting for Animation, and Character Pathway, primarily for the Creative Writing and Animation BA & MA courses at Arts University Bournemouth, and for BA Animation at the London College of Communication (part of UAL, the University of the Arts London). He is also an external assessor for the Institute of Contemporary Theatre (part of the BIMM, the Brighton Institute of Modern Music).

Charity work: Former Round Table Area 2 Chairman, Creative Director for the Hastings Beer & Music Festival (2010-2013), and 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.