Christopher Birks

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    25 - 35
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 80cm)
    Weight
    11st. (70kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Slim
  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website
    Twitter
    twitter
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015Birks gives an intense performance as the bitter, volatile Potts.
Jen Bolsover
edinburghspotlight.com
2015Amy Blair, Dan Nicholson and Christopher Birks give pitch-perfect performances, embracing the contemporary language of Gareth Jandrell’s script...
Martin Gray
wow247.co.uk
2015Dan Nicholson and Christopher Birks are excellent as the stoic and focused Nowell and the embittered and grumpy Potts...
Graeme Strachan
britishtheatreguide.info
2014Dawn State... relies on two striking performances
Gareth K Vile
list.co.uk
2014... Dan Coleman's script and fluid direction provides Nicholson and Birks the perfect vehicle for their ebullient and adroit performances.
Ben Hewis
whatsonstage.com
2014Not that its entirely new to Edinburgh – ... Christopher Birks already [has] form on the fringe and beyond...
Lauren Paxman
thestage.co.uk
2014...it has two superb central performances – from Christopher Birks as Daniel Dravot – an angry little Nero-like Northerner...
Sally Stott
wow247.co.uk
2014Birks works magnificently in the dual roles of the Kiplingesque officer and Dravot, shifting between... with articulate ease.
Graeme Strachan
britishtheatreguide.info
2014...At no point did the credibility of their performances waver; at no point was I not utterly enthralled.
Isla VT
broadwaybaby.com
2012Birks' performance as Jack... flits between nervous affirmatives and arrogant negatives, maintaining energy even in the quietest of moments.
Paul Collins
threeweeks.co.uk
2012Birks does extremely well... It is rare to find individuals as talented at writing as they are at acting.
Olivia Edwards
edfringereview.com
2012Christopher Birks set the tone expertly... Clearly stars in the making.
Nancy Grey
remotegoat.com
2012Danan and Birks are equally happy to give highly emotional performances... we see the tears standing in their eyes.
Gary Naylor
westend.broadwayworld.com
2012It is acted with true passion and real sincerity by the two men - Christopher Birks and Nick Danan.
Aline Waites
remotegoat.com
2012... Birks and Danan give beautifully matched performances, throughout both of them play every word as freshly thought.
Howard Loxton
britishtheatreguide.info
2012... Birks is perfectly cast... like a puppy, he exudes the charisma and energy of a credible music hall act.
Nicholas Hamilton
thestage.co.uk
2012... The dynamic cast are all terrifically engaging and embody their characters with conviction.
Sally Stott
edinburgh-festivals.com
2012... Christopher Birks' head boy remains the most satisfying part of the story.
Paul Vale
thestage.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Thomas Potts
Theatre (Tour)
The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the county of Lancaster
Leah Fogo
Dawn State
National Tour
2018Young Auror
Film (Feature)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
David Yates
Warner Bros
2017Tim
Theatre
Thirty-Three
Kai Raisbeck
Leicester Square Theatre
Leicester Square Theatre
2014 - 2016Kipling / Dravot
Theatre (Tour)
The Man Who Would Be King
Dan Coleman
Dawn State
Various, inc: Zoo Venues, Vault Festival, Oxford Playhouse, Greenwich Theatre, Clapham Omnibus, Mercury Theatre Colchester
2016John
Theatre
Dea
Edward Bond
Sutton Theatres
Secombe Theatre
2015 - 2016Thomas Potts
Theatre
The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster
Dan Coleman
Dawn State
Pleasance Edinburgh, Oxford Playhouse, New Diorama, Greenwich Theatre
2016Ely
Theatre
Richard III
Mark Leipacher
The Faction
New Diorama
2015Mike
Rehearsed Reading
Dog Country
Mark Leipacher
Brockley Jack Theatre
Brockley Jack
2015Jim
Theatre
Red Cross
Chloe France
Stonecrabs
The Albany, Deptford
2014Police Sergeant Wells
TV
Mr Selfridge
Robert Del Maestro
ITV
2013George Tesman
Theatre
Hedda Gabler
Dan Coleman
Drama Centre London
Drama Centre Studio
2013Platanov
Theatre
Platanov
Irina Pakhomova
The Boris Schukin Institute, Moscow
Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow
2013Malvolio
Theatre
Twelfth Night
Paul Goodwin
Drama Centre London
Drama Centre Studio
2012The Murderer / Convict
Theatre
Count Oederland
Christopher Loscher
Cerberus
Arcola Theatre
2011Mo
Theatre
Holding Hands at Paschendale
Christopher Loscher
Cerberus
The White Bear Theatre
2011The Murderer / Convict
Theatre
Count Oederland
Christopher Loscher
Cerberus
The White Bear
2011Jack
Theatre
The Questionnaire
Tom Spencer
Ninth Life
theSpace
2011Flynn
Theatre
4.3 Miles from Nowhere
Tom Spencer
Fine Chisel
Zoo Venues
2010Orestes
Theatre
Waiting for Apollo
Jennifer Moule
Washing Line Productions
Underbelly
2009Martini
Theatre (Tour)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Ross McGregor
Black Ram Theatre Company
2009John Westhead
Theatre
What's Wrong With Angry?
Patrick Wilde
Hartshorn Hook
The King's Head Theatre
2008 - 2009Sam Pyke
Theatre
Boys of the Empire
Patrick Wilde
Springheel Productions
The King's Head Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20132 month intensive programmeThe Boris Shchukin Vakhtangov Institute, Moscow
    2013Post Graduate ActingDrama Centre London
    2008BA (Hons) HistoryUniversity of Sheffield

    Additional Skills

    Comedy

    Repertory

    Physical Theatre

    Writer & Director

    Additional Information

    Trained at Drama Centre London & The Boris Schukin Vakhtangov Institute, Moscow

    BA (Hons) in History (First) from University of Sheffield

    About me

    Performing member of Dawn State theatre company

    Recent film work includes 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

    Trained at Drama Centre London

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • German
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Eastern European
    • German
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Music Videos
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Music Videos
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Bass
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Essex
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • South London
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Jazz
    • Tango
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Tenor
    Perform nude?
    • Yes
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous