Chris Addison

Chris Addison

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1971-11-05 (49 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Didsbury, Manchester, England, UK

14 Movies · 25 TV shows

Biography

Christopher David Addison (born 5 November 1971) is a British comedian, writer, actor, and director. He is perhaps best known for his role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week. He is also known for his lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC Radio 4.In addition to stand-up, Addison played Ollie Reeder in the BBC Two satire series The Thick of It and Toby Wright in its spin-off film In the Loop, starred in the Sky Living comedy-drama Trying Again and appeared in three episodes of series 8 of Doctor Who. He also co-created and starred in the BBC Two sitcom Lab Rats. On radio, he previously hosted the weekly comedy news satire show 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live from 2009 to 2010. In 2020, he co-created the FX parental comedy series Breeders starring Martin Freeman.

Personal Life

Addison was born in Cardiff, Wales, to English parents and moved back with his parents to Worsley, Salford, England, when he was four. On the BBC Radio 4 programme Chain Reaction, he stated that he considers himself a middle class Mancunian. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, an independent school for boys in Manchester. This was followed by the University of Birmingham, where he studied English Literature with the original intent of becoming a theatre director. After his directing plans did not work out, he drifted into comedy as an alternative creative outlet. He currently lives in Bromley, South East London, with his wife and two children: a boy and a girl.He is a member of the Labour Party.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

2 TV shows
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Breeders

Breeders

2020
It is possible to love your child to the horizon of the universe while being angry enough to want to send them there.
TV
Victoria Wood: The Secret List

Victoria Wood: The Secret List

2020
In 2009, Victoria wrote a list of her favourite moments from her seminal 80s series, intending to use it as a show of self-selected best bits. The list was locked away in her office. It features famil...

2019.

2 Movies
The Hustle

The Hustle

6.5
2019
Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to scam a young tech genius out of his money. The 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a remake.
Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

6
2019
Atti was forced to join the Roman army when one of his clever schemes went against the emperor. He is sent to a place where the natives are revolting. Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured...

2016.

1 TV show
TV
Insert Name Here

Insert Name Here

2016
Sue Perkins hosts a comedy panel show about people with the same first name.

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Patriot

Patriot

6
2015
To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and take a risk with a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.

2014.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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Trying Again

Trying Again

2014
Following Meg's affair with her boss, Meg and Matt are working to repair their relationship. The couple are struggling to get their love life back on track six months after the affair. There are probl...
Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven

2014
An impossible choice is looming as the Doctor comes face to face with the mysterious Missy. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the a...
TV
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled

2014
One of Britain's favourite comedians is being funny. Alan Davies isn't on a stage, or behind his QI desk sparring with Stephen Fry, or even wearing his Jonathan Creek duffle coat, instead he is at his...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

2013
The words and numbers quiz was hosted by Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.
The Look of Love

The Look of Love

6
2013
Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs kill his beloved daughter.

2012.

2 TV shows
TV
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

2012
Richard Herring has a weekly show in which he chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. The conversations can go off on all kinds of jokes or be serious. It was recorded in front of an audience....
TV
Veep

Veep

7
2012
A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone warned her about.

2011.

1 Movie
Chris Addison: Live

Chris Addison: Live

2011
Following a sell-out UK spring tour Chris Addison makes his critically acclaimed stand-up available in shiny, round format (DVD) for the first time. Recorded live at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, Chris...

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010

The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010

2010
The 100 greatest stand up comedians.
TV
Frank Skinner's Opinionated

Frank Skinner's Opinionated

2010
Frank Skinner is joined by two fellow comedians and a studio audience to unpick the week's most talked-about news stories.
Robin Ince: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

Robin Ince: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

2010
'Welcome to my folly', declared Robin Ince as he opens Nine Lessons..., his massive sell-out Rationalist Celebration of comedy and science for Christmas. With a star-studded line-up included Richard ...

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
You Have Been Watching

You Have Been Watching

2009
Notoriously foul-mouthed television critic Charlie Brooker invites three of his friends round to sit in oversized chairs, watch television, and they all take the mick out of it. Each discussion ends w...
TV
Genius with Dave Gorman

Genius with Dave Gorman

2009
Comedy series where Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies pitched by members of the public
In the Loop

In the Loop

1
2009
The US President and the UK Prime Minister are planning on launching a war in the Middle East, but behind the scenes, government officials and advisers are either promoting the war or trying to preven...

2007.

3 Movies · 4 TV shows
100 Greatest Stand-Ups

100 Greatest Stand-Ups

2007
People walk into a bar. The funniest comedians of our time stand up to be counted down. There is a loud noise.
The Rise of the Nutters

The Rise of the Nutters

2007
With Hugh in Australia and Glenn in Wales, Ben is in charge. The group wants to take power when the P.M. When Jeremy Paxman skewers him on 'Newsnight', he resigns and wants to make a name for himself....
TV
Have I Got a Bit More News for You

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

2007
Based on the week's news and fronted by guest hosts, this extended version of the satirical news quiz features more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme.
TV
Would I Lie to You?

Would I Lie to You?

2007
A panel show featuring team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell as well as two guests per side. People have to reveal embarrassing facts. The opposing team is storytellers.
Spinners And Losers

Spinners And Losers

2007
Peter Mannion's speech on immigration, leaking the PM's policy, did not have the effect Tucker wanted and now the PM is resigning, leaving the way clear for the Nutters. Tucker's assistant has encoura...
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
TV
Skins

Skins

6.83
2007
A comedy drama about a group of rambunctious teenage friends in Bristol.

2006.

1 TV show
TV
The One Show

The One Show

2006
A magazine-style daily television programme is broadcasted on the UK's most popular television channel. The programme is hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday to Thursday and Chris Evans on ...

2005.

4 TV shows
TV
The Thick of It

The Thick of It

3.5
2005
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is constantly harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor is very good at saving planets for a living.
TV
8 out of 10 Cats

8 out of 10 Cats

2005
8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game. The first broadcast was on June 3, 2005. The show is based on statistics and opinion polls, and draws on polls produced by a variety of orga...
TV
Mock the Week

Mock the Week

2005
The celebrity panel game is called Mock the Week. The game is influenced by stand-up comedy and requires players to answer questions on the spot.

2003.

1 TV show
TV
QI

QI

2003
Comedy quiz show full of quirky facts, in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are interesting.

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Harry Hill's TV Burp

Harry Hill's TV Burp

6
2002
Harry Hill's TV Burp is a British television comedy programme that ran for 11 years from 2001 to 2012. It was produced by Avalon Television for ITV and hosted by comedian Harry Hill. The show presents...

2001.

2 TV shows
TV
The Dave Gorman Collection

The Dave Gorman Collection

2001
Dave Gorman, a British Comedian, undertakes a challenge set by his flat mate Danny Wallace, to find 54 of his namesakes (1 for every card in the deck, including jokers). The show is presented over a s...
TV
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

2001
Jonathan Ross's take on current topics of conversation, guest interviews and live music from both a guest music group and the house band.

Unknown Year.

3 Movies
Victoria Wood: The Secret List

Victoria Wood: The Secret List

There are more than 20 sketches from the comedian's work. Victoria had a notebook with a list of the sketches she had chosen. With a career that spans more than 40 years, Victoria has a back catalogue...
The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure

The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure

The programme pulls from the shelf some rare and previously unseen comedy moments from some of the greatest names in comedy.
Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

George Frideric Handel, the drink-sodden and cantankerous composer, is a forgotten man in the cities of 18th Century Land and Dublin. Handel has lost his inspiration to compose. Handel was moved to wr...
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