Chris Spyrides

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Mediterranean
    Age Range
    38 - 48
    Height
    5' 9" (1m 77cm)
    Weight
    13st. 1lb (83kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2013The main dramatic pulse comes when the Turkish agent (played by Chris Spyrides) demands yet more money.
Natasha Tripney (Music OMH)
musicomh.com
2013**** Uncomfortable and unnerving. The cast all perform amazingly. Unique, atmospheric and fascinating.
Karla Williams (Afridiziak)
afridiziak.com
2013Sharp writing, admirable performances.
Dominic Cavendish (Telegraph)
telegraph.co.uk
2013***** So tightly performed that it leaves a lasting impression of the bond between the two men. Outstanding. Highly enjoyable.
David Hodges (Hairline)
hairline.org.uk
2013The bug-eyed bark of Chris Spyrides's Turkish agent, demanding yet more money, his voice laced with menace. Relentless tension. Powerful.
Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)
theguardian.com
2013The word 'tense' begins to sound woefully inadequate. Threatening. The Container is deserving of its Amnesty Award.
Matt Boothman (The British Theatre Guide)
britishtheatreguide.info
2013*** Truly horrifying. The performances are necessarily intense. Memorable and vital.
Alice Jones (The Independent)
independent.co.uk
2013Bayley's excellent play deserves its awards. Riveting, eloquent drama. Completely compelling. The acting is mesmerising.
Hermione Hoby (The Observer)
theguardian.com
2013**** Taut and moving. The cast, in Tom Wright’s edgy production are very strong. Powerful and disturbing drama.
Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)
ft.com
2013**** Intense and claustrophobic. The smell of fear is palpable. Tense. The plot shifts in unexpected directions. Riveting.
Alistair Muir (Time Out)
timeout.com
2013*** 'Malevolent'
Claire Allfree (Metro)
metro.co.uk
2013**** Performed brilliantly by a six-strong ensemble. A heart-stopping and thrilling ride.
Neil Cooper (The Herald)
coffeetablenotes.blogspot.co.uk
2013**** The drama is electrifying, and the acting in Tom Wright's production often sensational.
Joyce McMillan (The Scotsman)
joycemcmillan.wordpress.com
2013...excellent as the Turkish agent... ...only when Spyrides’ edgy, angry, throbbing character appears that we start to understand the danger...
Miriam Gillinson (Culture Wars)
culturewars.org.uk
2013**** It’s the talented cast who really bring the story to life... The terrifying Agent, played by Chris Spyrides...
Tom Atkins (What's On Stage)
whatsonstage.com
2013Everything is believable.
Susannah Clapp (The Guardian)
theguardian.com
2013**** Talented ensemble... This is powerful and at times very moving theatre.
Philip Fisher (British Theatre Guide)
britishtheatreguide.info
2013**** Not dot to dot portraits of the Third World but human beings...
Miles Johnson (The List)
edinburghfestival.list.co.uk
2013***** Most memorable is the high standard of acting... The actors are exceptionally convincing in their roles...
Natalia Baal (Fest)
festmag.co.uk
2013*** actors who play a cast of thousands with great skill and immense energy... ...Sancho Panza in the flesh...
British Theatre Guide
britishtheatreguide.info
2013To get this type of theatre right obviously takes training & skill to start with, then great energy & effort...
Shirley Dent (Culture Wars)
culturewars.org.uk
2013...each bring a raw energy to their diverse roles... Wright is lucky to have such a finely tuned ensemble...
Nick Awde (The Stage)
thestage.co.uk
2013The performances, intensified by the spatial constraint, are strong, with Chris Spyrides powerfully menacing as the agent.
Henry Hitchings (London Evening Standard)
standard.co.uk
2013utterly brilliant... very rude and very funny... as with all the best comedy, there's a serious point underneath...
Chris Rogers
chrismrogers.net

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Roger Leconte/Proper Man
Film (Short)
Proper Flan
Titus Petyt
SpyTyt Films
2018Prize-Winning Potato Man
Commercial
Walkers 70
Kevin Thomas
Thomas Thomas Films
2018Roger Leconte/Proper Man
Film (Short)
Proper Clan
Titus Petyt
SpyTyt Films
2017Spruce
Film (Feature)
Guardians (Post Production)
Mark A. C. Brown
Brainehownd Films
2017Steward 42
Commercial
Paddy Power (Away Day Footy Fan)
Benji Weinstein
Smuggler Films
2017Mediterranean Man
Commercial
Finish (I Love Doing Dishes)
Ian Pons Jewell
Wieden + Kennedy
2017Man On Sofa
Commercial
Harveys (Magician)
Adam Johnson
McCann Manchester
2017Wesley
Commercial
McDonald's (Steve/Food Quality)
Jim Gilchrist
Outsider
2016Steward 42
Commercial
Paddy Power (Turn Around Steward)
Randy Krallman
Smuggler Films
2016Feacal George
Film (Short)
Stained
Phil Haine
Brainehownd Films
2016R. M. Renfield
Theatre
Lunatic
Whit Hertford
Riot Act
Theatre N16
2016Mon Monsen
Theatre
The League Of Youth
Whit Hertford
Riot Act
Theatre N16
2015Sergei Goldstein
Theatre
Crossing Jerusalem
Julia Pascal
Pascal Theatre Company
Park Theatre
2015Alan Smythe-Hill
Film (Short)
Crab From The Deep
Dan Hodgson
DanJam Films
2015Chef
Commercial
IHG Rewards Club
David Schneider
Creative Gun
2014Nigel
Film (Short)
Job
Alex Horsfall
Spitting Feathers Films
2014Builder
Commercial
ITS
George Stamkoski
Volatile Media
2014The Agent
TV
The Container
Tom Wright
London Live (Digital Theatre)
2014Spyros The Bookie
Film (Short)
The Corinthian
Mark A. C. Brown & Frederic Fournier.
Brainehownd Films
2014Orgasmic Diner
Film (Short)
Night Armour
Carolina Giammetta
French Fancy Productions
2014Reader
Commercial
DiGiT by Toshiba: Ear Bud Technology
Edward Dark
Catsnake Film/Toshiba
2014Angry Neighbour
Film (Short)
The War Next Door
Jonathan Brown
Brainehownd Films
2013The Gaoler
Theatre
Bestseller
Sophia Stocco
Brainstorm Theatre
Lost Theatre
2013Cheerleader Auditionee
Commercial
Beechams Sponsors Prime Time Movies On 5 (Casting Room)
Nick Rowland
Hungry Man
2013Head Surgeon-Mechanic
Commercial
Car Loan 4 U (Casualty)
Brian Barnes
Catsnake Film
2013Male Pointer
Commercial
Blinkbox (Star Trek Teleporter)
Mark Howard & Jo Tanner
Davey Inc
2013Roger Leconte/Proper Man
Film (Short)
Proper Cannes
Titus Petyt
SpyTyt Films
2012 - 2013Luigi (Marco Polo/Doge Falier/Casanova)
Theatre
Venezia: The Story Of Venice
Davide Bozzato
Creative Experience Company
Teatro San Gallo
2012Oedipus
Radio
Dark Horse (Live)
Mark A. C. Brown
Tin Can Podcasts
Kiss The Sky
2012The Man
Film (Short)
Absent Mind
James Thompson
TwoPlusTu
2010 - 2012Various roles
Radio
Various Plays
Various
Tin Can Podcasts
2012Beast Rider
Radio
We Don't Need Another Hero (Live)
Jonathan Brown
Tin Can Podcasts
Kiss The Sky
2012Michael
Radio
One Last Time
Frederic Fournier
Tin Can Podcasts
2011Various roles
Rehearsed Reading
Brokeback Britain
Eamon McDonnell & Tony Kirwood
Player Playwrights
2011Malcolm
Radio
Mother's Hairdryer
Mark Lindow
Tin Can Podcasts
2011Tarquin Dodds
Rehearsed Reading
Digging In Shadows
Jonathan Brown
Tin Can Podcasts
2011Steve
Film (Short)
I Am Lonely
Phil Haine
Brainehownd Films
2011Francis
Film (Short)
Too Loud
Mark A. C. Brown
Brainehownd Films
2011Roger Leconte/Proper Man
Film (LB)
Proper Man
Titus Petyt
SpyTyt Films
2011Martiros
Rehearsed Reading
Namus
Veronica Wigg
Armenian Institute
Sadler's Wells Theatre
2011Pimp
Commercial
Ladbrokes: Play With Nothing
Jim Hosking
Stink Productions
2011The Agent
Radio
The Container
Marilyn Imrie
BBC Radio
2010Rudyard Kipling
Radio
Baba Chaghaloo
Mike Shephard
Tin Can Podcasts
2010Quality Control Man
Commercial
Bulmers (Quality Control)
Mark Denton
Coy Communications
2010Quality Control Man
Commercial
Bulmers (Summer HQ)
Mark Denton
Coy Communications
2010Dancer
Music Video
Dizzee Rascal / Dirtee Disco
W.I.Z.
Factory Films
2010Various
Theatre
Yesterday's News
Bronwen Carr Bates, Kamaal Hussain & Emma Blundell
Out Of Order Theatre Company
The Hen & Chickens
2009The Agent
Theatre
The Container
Tom Wright
Young Vic/Amnesty International
Young Vic
2009Dr Thomas Stockmann
Theatre
An Enemy Of The People
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2008Phillip Chester
Film (Short)
International Wife Shouting
Tom Rochester
Otter Pictures
2008Charles Woland
TV
The Grocer (Pilot)
Phil Haine
Brainehownd Films
2008Macbeth
Theatre
Macbeth
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2008Charlemagne/Georg
Theatre
Sketch Yer Rocks Off
Mark Brown & Mike Shepherd
Broken Dog & Chocolate Ambulance
Clerkenwell Theatre
2008Chief/Oedipus/Robert
Theatre
Hell Is Other People
Emma Blundell, Kirsty Lothian & Anna Ostergren
Backbone Productions
Hen & Chickens
2007Woyzeck
Theatre
Woyzeck
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2007Maniac
Theatre
The Accidental Death Of An Anarchist
Titus Petyt
Magic Egg Productions
2007Francis
Theatre
Too Loud
Emma Blundell
Reduced Circumstances
Jermyn Street Theatre
2007The Agent
Theatre
The Container (Edinburgh)
Tom Wright
Nimble Fish
Udderbelly
2007The Agent
Theatre (Tour)
The Container (Tour)
Elgiva Field
Nimble Fish
Udderbelly
2006Jack
Music Video
Useful / Love An Idea Called Love
Bernardo Jarrin
Useful Flms
2005Edmond
Theatre
Edmond
Titus Petyt
Magic Egg Productions
2005Mosca
Theatre
Volpone
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2005Various
Rehearsed Reading
Write Now
Esther Baker
Synergy theatre project
HM Prison Holloway
2005Dracula
Theatre
Feel The Fangs of Dracula
David Stephens
W.C.T.P.
2004Judas
Theatre
The Last Temptation
Titus Petyt
Magic Egg Productions
2004Gordon Brown, Maradona, Prince Philip & others
Theatre
The News Revue
Company
Canal Cafe Theatre
2004Jack
Film (Short)
Untitled #3
Bernardo Jarrin
New York Film Academy
2004Vladimir & Estragon
Theatre
Waiting For Godot
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2004Michael Maguire
Rehearsed Reading
The Projects
Lyndon Ives
Bingo Productions
2003Mike
Theatre
East
Titus Petyt
Magic Egg Productions
2003Sancho Panza
Theatre
Don Q
Laura Farnworth
Labyrinth Theatre
The Underbelly
2003Enkidu
Theatre
Gilgamesh
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2003Yanto & others
Rehearsed Reading
Floreal
Phillip McGinley
Jam Factory
Riverside Studios
2002Smirnov
Theatre
The Bear
David Stephens
Brainstorm Theatre
2002John
Film (Short)
The Fish
Marteinn Ibsen
Hamagu Pictures
2002Jack Palmer
Theatre
The Boys Next Door
David Robson
Two Colour Theatre
Tabard Theatre
2002Baal
Theatre
Baal
Greg Thompson
A&BC
2002Oberon
Theatre (Tour)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Janette Smith
6:15 Theatre Company
2002Benedick
Theatre (Tour)
Much Ado About Nothing
James Tillitt
6:15 Theatre Company
2002George
Film (Short)
Melons
Michael Ferguson
Arts Ed
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20023 yr. ActingArts Educational School. London

    Additional Skills

    Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist with gigging and recording experience since 1992.

    Additional Information

    May I please ask that unless absolutely necessary, that all requests and inquiries are directed towards my agent rather than myself.

    Stage work includes Sancho Panza in Don Q and The Agent in Clare Bayley's The Container (WINNER - Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award & Fringe First 2007, BEST ENSEMBLE NOMINEE - The Stage Awards for Performing Excellence 2007).

    Radio work includes a version of The Container for BBC Radio Scotland plus many short plays for the award-winning Tin Can Podcast (BEST AUDIO - Fringe Report 2011).

    Film work includes the self-produced 'Proper Man', 'Proper Clan' and 'Proper Cannes' (BEST ACTOR NOMINATION Braine Hownd Awards 2013), as well as 'International Wife Shouting' (BEST ACTOR Braine Hownd Awards 2012) and Braine Hownd Films' 'The Ballad Of The Lonely Highwayman', 'Too Loud' and 'I Am Lonely' (NFB Cannes Short Film Award 2011).

    About me

    I'm an actor, writer and co-producer of SpyTyt Films. I have regularly worked for Braine Hownd Films, Angst Productions, Catsnake Films, The Comedy School, Tin Can Podcast, Brainstorm Theatre and Magic Egg Productions.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Albanian
    • Arabic
    • Australian
    • Bosnian
    • Bulgarian
    • Croatian
    • Czech
    • Dutch
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Italian
    • Latin American
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Mexican
    • Middle Eastern
    • Polish
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
    • Ukranian
    • Yiddish
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Dutch
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Israeli
    • Italian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
    • Yiddish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Musical Theatre
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Greek
    • Spanish
    Musical Skills
    • Bass
    • Guitar
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Bristol
    • Cockney
    • Derby
    • Dorset
    • East Anglian
    • Edinburgh
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Lancashire
    • Leicester
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Londonderry
    • Manchester
    • Midlands, East
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Sheffield
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Mexico
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    • Upper-Class Massachusetts
    General Dance Skills
    • Contemporary
    • Folk
    • Hip-Hop
    • Jazz
    • Latin American
    • Swing/Jive
    • Tango
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Bass
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    • Moustache
    • Sideburns
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Tough
    • Villainous